Karuturi Sports’ new-signing Zzinda Hussein was on the mark to give his side a 1-0 win over SoNY Sugar FC.
This was in their Kenyan Premier League match, played on Sunday 15 July, at the Oserian Stadium.
SoNy Sugar FC, under the guidance of Zedekiah Zico Otieno , kicked off the match in earnest, with newly-signed John Kiplangat testing keeper Michael Wanyika with a thunderous fourth minute shot.
Wanyika made a good account of himself, diving to save it.
By the tenth minute, both teams had settled in the match, though SoNy’s defense, comprising Cyrus Shitote, Andrew Waiswa and Joseph Omweri, were playing their roles well, protecting keeper Wilson Obungu from any Karuturi attack.
In the 25th minute, Geoffrey Musiebe, picked a great pass from Zzinda Hussein, but failed to slot it past Keeper Obungu.
Five minutes later, Geoffrey Simiyu found himself in a one-on-one situation with Karuturi Keeper Wanyika, but Wanyika marked him well to make an outsanding save.
The teams went into the half-time break on a barren draw.
Into the second half, in the 51st minute, SoNy Sugar’s John Kiplangat floated in a nice corner, which Sylvester Wanyama rose to head.
However, Wanyika again spotted his move and easily picked the ball.
The ball rotated in the midfield until the 77th minute when Jacob Omondi picked a ball in the right flank, rounded defender Waiswa and set a clean pass to Zzinda, who found the back of the net.
SoNy almost found an equalizer in the 90th minute, when Enock Agwanda, who had come in as a 56th minute substitute, floated in one of his trade-mark throw –ins but keeper Wanyika headed it back into play.