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February 19, 2018

Rangers held

Patilah Omoto of Kariobangi Sharks shields the ball  from Posta Rangers players during their FKF Premier League at Ruaraka Sports ground last year.
Patilah Omoto of Kariobangi Sharks shields the ball from Posta Rangers players during their FKF Premier League at Ruaraka Sports ground last year.

Posta Rangers poor run of results continued as they contrived to throw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against Kariobangi. Sharks.

Experienced winger Joseph Nyaga had proved that he still should be indispensable in the Posta squad as he looked to have snapped their long standing winless run by netting two goals within 30 minutes that put the goal shy mailmen in command against Sharks at Kasarani yesterday.

Nyaga, a dependable goal-scorer down the years, has been missing in the Rangers’ squad for the last one month and how they sorely missed him. Yesterday, he turned back the clock to devastating effect in the opening period as he punished returning Sharks’ goalkeeper Jeff Oyemba 10 minutes into the encounter.

He then finished off a devastating counter-attack 20 minutes later to take the stuffing out of the club founded in the Kariobangi estate where he honed his skills.

Sharks, however, finished the game stronger as Masoud Juma, back from suspension, halved the deficit in first half stoppage time. Sharks were growing in the game and the second half introduction of Ovella Ochieng only served to help them up the ante and their pressure paid off in 80th minute when Masoud grabbed the equalizer.

With the point Sharks are now on 39 and third on goal difference ahead of Kakamega Homeboys and champions Tusker. The beermakers remain on the path to redemption after picking up a third win on the bounce from their tricky trip to the coast. International striker Allan Wanga put the holders into the lead in the first half before further goals late in the encounter by midfielder Humphrey Mieno and striker Michael Khamati rounded off a good day in the office for George Nsiimbe. A second loss in three home matches left the dockers down in ninth with 33 points as the reality of another forgettable league campaign finally sinks in.

The result shifted the pressure from Nsiimbe to his Ugandan compatriot whom he succeeded in Ruaraka, Paul Nata.

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