July 29, 2021

Omoto among three Kariobangi Sharks players who will miss AFC Leopards date in FKF Premier League

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The Slum Boys suffered their first defeat in the league outing against Tusker last weekend

Kariobangi Sharks will be without up to three players against AFC Leopards in their next FKF Premier League game.

The 2017/18 FKF Shield Champions lost their first match in their current campaign last weekend against Tusker FC, while Ingwe dented KCB‘s unbeaten start to the season. The Slum Boys would have wished to have all their key players available for their next assignment but that would not be the case.

“Patillah Omoto suffered an abductor sprain,” Kariobangi Sharks confirmed on Monday through their social media outlets.

“The midfield general is expected to resume training in a week’s time.” 

Sudanese defender Kuol Chuol and his compatriot Fredrick Alushula have also been ruled out of the crucial game.

“Kuol Chol suffered an ankle sprain against Tusker FC. More assessment to be done from the specialists. 

“Fredrick Alushula suffered a medial collateral ligament strain and will be sidelined for three weeks.” 

The William Muluya-led team dropped from the second position on the table to third after a 4-2 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.

Henry Meja and Brian Marita scored a brace each for the Brewers while Erick Kapaito replied with a brace as well for the Slum Boys.

“We were punished for the mistakes we committed in dangerous positions,” Muluya told Goal.

“Out of the four goals scored, two were from the set-pieces owing to the fouls we committed. It was individual mistakes and it is like we gifted them the lead; so we had to work even harder for a comeback.”

The 11-time league champions had to play with 10 men for the better part of the second half after a red card to Rogers Aloro. However, Muluya insists it was not an advantage for his team, as others may have felt.

“I always prefer playing 11 vs 11 because when your opponent is a man less, it is not easy as others may perceive,” he continued.

“When Tusker were reduced to 10 players, they knew they had to double their efforts. It was like a psychological boost for them. They even went ahead to score and finished on a high and eventually, they won the game.

“The loss is a wake-up call for us, we have to go back to the drawing board, work harder and amend the mistakes we made with the hope of bouncing back to winning ways in our next game.”