FKF Division One Zone A league leaders Kariobangi Sharks dropped two vitals points in their race to claim the league’s top spot and ticket to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) next year as they drew 2 – 2 with Iron Strikers in the encounter at the City Stadium on Saturday 14 July.
Iron Strikers, billed the underdogs in the encounter, were the first on the score sheet as Dan Kayoti scored the opener on the half hour mark but their lead could only last for two minutes as Kenya U20 international Geoffrey Shiveka got the equalizer from the penalty spot.
Iron Strikers showed more intent in the second half and were duly rewarded on the hour mark as Staus Omukuti notched in their second of the day to restore their lead. Sharks’ however, kept knocking on the Strikers’ door and got their way back with nine minutes to go.
Second yellow card
Patrick Stivin scored the equalizer that gave the league leaders renewed hope. However, they were soon to pay for their enthusiasm as Samuel Thuku, already on a yellow card, was sent off for a second caution after he used his arm to score in the 81st minute.
Sharks, on 44 points, stretch their lead to a four point gap but second placed Bandari now have a chance to close up them to within one point if they can win in their match on Sunday 15 July against Admiral as Iron Strikers on 21 points remain 15th.