Shabana hold KCB as Muchiri's hat-trick ends Ulinzi's woes against Talanta

FKFPL Shabana hold KCB as Muchiri's hat-trick ends Ulinzi's woes against Talanta

Mark Kinyanjui 17:31 - 02.12.2023

Shabana took the lead but could not maintain it as they held KCB to a one-all draw as Boniface Muchiri's hat-trick paved the way for Ulinzi Stars to end their three-game losing streak against Talanta.

2023 National Super League (NSL) winners Shabana will have to wait another week to get three points after they held title challengers KCB to a 1-1 draw in a league encounter that took place at the Raila Odinga Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Shabana drew first blood through Brian Michira, who thundered home a beauty after being set up well by Justine Omwendo to send the attending home spectators into raptures.

Their lead would only last for about 24 minutes before the Bankers restored parity through the red-hot Francis Kahiro, who thumped the ball into the back of the net with a neat header after KCB had sustained pressure, netting his sixth goal of the season in the process.

Both teams went into the break level. In the second half, Shabana opted to make a change to try and get ahead in the game. Silas Shihemi came on in the 46th minute for Brian Magare, but the substitute’s spell on the pitch was cut short as in the 51st minute, he had to come off through injury for Mark Okolla.

Both teams then tried to test each others’ resolve, but in the end they all had to share the spoils, and it now means that after 13 games, KCB remain third on 23 points, while Shabana moved to 14th place on 11 points, but having played a game more.

FC Talanta 0-3  Ulinzi Stars

In another FKFPL encounter played at the SportPesa Arena, Ulinzi Stars finally ended their run of three consecutive losses with a win over FC Talanta to put them on the 15 point mark for the season.

Boniface Muchiri opened the scoring with a well taken free kick in the 11th minute, before he doubled his tally yet again with yet another exquisite freekick twenty minutes later.

The former Tusker sensation would then complete his hat-trick deep into the second half to given the Soldiers all the three points

How Shabana lined up against Ulinzi Stars:

Shabana XI: Oduor Mustapha , Brian Magare ,Aloro Rodgers, Okinyi Benard , Abisalom Onyango , Onyango George, Justine Nyangwara , Eugine Mukangula (Kiako Brian 65’), Ongeri Dennis (Ouya Frank 65’) , Vincent Nyaruto, Brian Magare (Silas Shihemi 46’ ( Mark Okolla 51’))

KCB XI: Gabriel Andika, Okumu Kevin, Atariza Herit , Nashon Nanyendo, Wesonga Haniff , Otieno Apollo, Etyang Stephen, Brian Ndenga, Francis Kahiro, Derrick Otieno (Derrick Otanga 67’), James Mazembe (Musa Masika 67’)