Gusii Stadium, Kenya, June 28 – The much-anticipated National Super League (NSL) clash between Shabana FC and MCF did not disappoint as the former emerged victorious with a convincing 3-1 win.
The match, initially postponed due to adverse weather conditions, finally kicked off today at 11 am to the delight of the passionate fans who had eagerly awaited the encounter.
Right from the start, Shabana FC showcased their dominance, wasting no time in taking an early lead against MCF.
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In the 10th minute of the game, Isaac Otieno Otile displayed his goal-scoring prowess, finding the back of the net and propelling Shabana FC to a 1-0 advantage.
The goal sparked jubilant celebrations among the team and their loyal supporters, creating an electric atmosphere at Gusii Stadium.
The stadium was filled to the brim, as fans had been granted free entrance after having purchased their tickets the previous day.
Despite the initial setback caused by the weather, the dedicated supporters turned up in large numbers to rally behind their beloved team.
However, at the 40th minute, the visiting team managed to stage a comeback and equalize against Shabana FC, leaving the match poised at a 1-1 scoreline.
After Shabana FC had taken an early lead, it seemed that the home team was in control of the game.
Nonetheless, the visitors had other plans and showcased their resilience by mounting a spirited fightback.
In the closing stages of the match, the visitors produced a moment of brilliance, capitalizing on a defensive lapse from Shabana FC.
The ball found its way into the back of the net, resulting in jubilant celebrations among the visiting team and their supporters.
However, Shabana FC quickly regained their composure and were awarded a contentious penalty in the 70th minute.
MCF contested the decision but, after lengthy deliberations, agreed to the referee’s verdict.
Shabana FC goalkeeper Mustapha Odour confidently converted the penalty into a goal, giving his team a 2-1 lead.
In the 89th minute, Nehemiah Onchiri further solidified Shabana FC’s position with a stunning goal, increasing their lead to 3-1.
The match concluded with Shabana FC emerging as the deserving winners, showcasing their impressive form and earning three valuable points.
With this victory, Shabana FC’s current live table standings reflect their dominance, as they now sit comfortably with 70 points, six points ahead of Muranga Seal.
The pressure is now on Muranga Seal, who are set to face off against Kibera Black Stars in Nairobi later today, as they desperately need a win to maintain their title aspirations.
The NSL title race has reached a critical juncture, and every point counts for the teams vying for the championship.
Shabana FC’s convincing win against MCF has not only solidified their position at the top of the table but has also sent a strong message to their rivals.
Murang’a Seal is set to Host League leaders Shabana FC on Sunday at St Sebastian Park.