NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 19 – Kenyan Premier League side Kariobangi Sharks sailed through to the semi-finals of the GOtv Shield after walloping Division One side Eldoret Youth 5-0 in the quartets played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday.
Elsewhere, Bandari’s dream to reclaim the domestic title went up in smoke after succumbing to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of nine-man Sony Sugar.
Masoud Juma found the back of the net twice as Duke Abuya, Ebrimah Sanneh and Sven Yiddah netted a goal apiece to round up the rout.
Minnows Eldoret Youth had the first chance three minutes after kick-off when Kevin Cheti found himself through on goal, but with only Robert Mboya to beat at Sharks goal, the striker shot wide.
Sharks took control of the clash pinning the Eldoret based outfit in their own half with Masoud Juma proving why he is in the national team, scoring the opener at the quarter mark with a simple finish.
This is after Eldoret keeper Reagan Wanjala had saved an initial shot from Duke Abuya. Ten minutes later, Kevin Mwanzi hit the upright in what would have been a stunning equalizer for the Division One side.
Paul Kamau and Ebrimmah Saneh both came close to adding to Sharks’ tally before the break but fluffed the chances.
In the second half, Sharks looked to dictate the pace of the match, both sides had a couple of half chances early on but failed to utilize them. Sharks finally took control of the game creating chances but Eldoret based side looked dangerous on the break.
Two quick fire goals in the 57th and 60th minutes put the match beyond Eldoret Youth’s reach; Duke Abuya beat the offside trap to double Sharks’ advantage and three minutes later Masoud Juma got his second when he controlled a Paul Kamau cross before firing past Wanjala.
Sven Yiddah and Ebrimah Saneh added two late goals to complete the rout.