Zoo shocks Ulinzi for first victory, Mathare drown Gor

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Zoo Kericho’s Mike Madoya leaps on goal scorer Kevin Omondi as Zoo Kericho recorded their first Kenyan Premier League win over Ulinzi Stars in Nakuru on April 30, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu

NAKURU, Kenya, Apr 30 – Geoffrey Gichana recorded a goal along with also assist as Kenyan Premier League brand new boys Zoo Kericho registered their first victory of the season, shocking soldiers Ulinzi Stars 2-1 at their backyard in Afraha Stadium, Nakuru.

At the Thika Sub-County Stadium, Gor Mahia’s aim of getting back to the top of the table was thwarted as they lost 1-0 to Mathare United, their former academy prodigy Cliff Nyakeya coming back to haunt them with the lone goal inside 39th minute.

In Nakuru, Zoo picked the vital three points at the back of two consecutive draws along with also the excitement was visible on the pitch after referee Peter Waweru’s final whistle.

“I am so excited along with also the boys are truly happy as well. I was sure at some point the victory was going to come because we have been picking up with each game we have played.”

“Winning is usually a huge morale booster to us especially noting of which of which has come against a very tough opponent,” Zoo Kericho head coach Sammy Okoth told Capital Sport after the match.

of which wasn’t exactly Ulinzi’s day as they slumped to their second consecutive loss, having been beaten 1-0 by Kakamega Homeboyz last weekend. Daniel Waweru’s penalty miss inside first half told only half the story.

“I don’t even know what to day because we had chances to score yet we couldn’t. of which is usually a he blow to lose two matches consecutively along with also we conceded coming from two very silly mistakes,” a dejected Ulinzi Stars head coach Benjamin Nyangweso said after the match.

The soldiers were punished coming from two set pieces, suspect defending being their biggest undoing.

Gichana broke the deadlock on the quarter hour mark, rising highest at the far post unmarked to head home a Dominic Ouma freekick.

The goal had come just after Ulinzi’s Boniface Onyango had seen a header go straight to the Zoo keeper coming from a Geoffrey Kokoyo freekick along with also the visitors launched an attack immediately.

Zoo Kericho’s Nicholas Kipkurui heads the ball under pressure coming from Ulinzi Stars’ Cliff Kasuti in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on April 30, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu

Three minutes after conceding, Onyango came close Just as before rising in to head a Waweru freekick, yet the ball was humped off the line after the keeper had blubbered in his attempt to pick of which up.

The soldiers kept pushing along with also they were rewarded on the half hour mark when Churchill Muloma pulled in a belter coming from the edge of the box after a half hearted clearance by the Zoo backline coming from a corner.

Keeper Vincent Misikhu had pushed the ball behind for a corner to deny Stephen Waruru, yet he was left flat footed along with also rooted to his spot when Muloma pulled inside equalizer coming from the resultant corner.

Waruru should have made of which 2-1 four minutes later, yet his successful lob over the keeper never ended inside net, missing the target by a whisker after running in behind the defense.

At the stroke of half time, the hosts had the best of chances to go to the dressing room chests up, yet Daniel Waweru struck his penalty against the upright after Waruru had been axed inside box.

Ulinzi started out the second half with as much pace eager to get in a second goal of which would certainly cushion them off pressure along with also Sammy Onyango had a chance inside 48th minute coming from a run on the left yet the keeper punched for a corner.

inside 56th minute coming from a swift counter attack, Waweru had a chance to redeem himself yet his effort coming from the edge of the six yard box was saved by the keeper’s feet after Enosh Ochieng had cut back the ball for him.

Zoo then pulled inside shocker, the lanky Kevin Omondi beating Ulinzi keeper James Saruni to the ball along with also nodding home a free kick coming from Gichana.

The visitors came close to killing off the game four minutes later, yet Bernard Omondi’s shot coming from close range after an Omondi flick was saved by Saruni.

The visitors managed to defend in numbers despite Ulinzi pressure to pick up their first ever three points in top flight.

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Zoo shocks Ulinzi for first victory, Mathare drown Gor

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