Ulinzi bounce back with a win
09 April 2012, 13:26
Ulinzi FC revived their hopes of poor run in the league which lead to termination of Benjamin Nyangweso coaching role after winning 2-1 against third placed Chemilil Sugar at Afraha Stadium.
Ulinzi started the game with high spirits but Wycliffe Odhiambo struck on 28th minute when he beat Ulinzi defender at the edge of the field which saw his shot deflected into the net.
Chemilil celebration was short lived when Lawrence Owino scored a minute (29th) later punishing the defender for a clearance blunder beating Chemilil keeper and the first half ended in a 1-1 but Ulinzi goal brought controversy when Chemilil coach disputed it claiming it was an offside.
After the break, former champions struck on the second minute of second half with Lawrence Owino utilizing a cross from Antony Nderitu putting him on the spot again.
Chemilil showed eager and determination as they dominated the best part of second half but ‘Lawi’ goals on early stages of second half sealed the victory for the soldiers who saw their last three matches defeated.
Chemilil remain in third position after the loss but Ulinzi climbed to position 8 above KCB who have not played two games.
Ulinzi coach Sammy Simiyu, was content with his boys’ performance citing it will boost their morale after a poor run in the KPL and added that, the duo return of Hussein Muhammed and Antony Nderitu boosted the team.
Edwin Manoah was furious with the outcome which saw his team drop 3 crucial points claiming the referee was partial and favoured the home team.
Chemilili ended with 10 men after Smith Ouko was shown a straight red card after fouling Ulinzi striker Stephen Waruru on 90th minute.
On Sunday Gor Mahia continued with their poor run in the KPL after they were out classed by 10 man Oserian at Afraha by1 goal to nil which was scored by Paul Othiambo in the first half of the game.
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