Ulinzi celebrate on of five goals planted against Mathare United in their 5-1 win on Sun 23 Apr at the Afraha Stadium Credit - Mathare United
Brace for Waruru as Ulinzi flattens Mathare United
By Patrick Korir | Sun 23 Apr, 2017 18:19

Ulinzi Stars handed Mathare United a 5-1 beating in a sixth round Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium on Sunday 23 April 2017. 

Mathare, starting their seven matches without suspended head coach Francis Kimanzi following a recent ban by the Independent Disciplinary Complaints Committee following to a belated offence, were 3-0 down by the 15th minute as Ulinzi had squeezed in three goals in a nine minute span. 

Also read Touchline ban for Mathare United’s Kimanzi

A Derrick Onyango goal in the 24th minute for Mathare turned out to be mere solace as a fifth minute goal from Harambee Stars most recent find Samuel Onyango and a brace by Stephen Waruru in the eighth and 15th minutes had spelt Ulinzi's intent in the game. 

After a 3-1 lead, Ulinzi turned the game to a rout after Daniel Waweru sent home a penalty in the 74th minute earned after Mathare's David Mwangi had hacked down Cliff Kasuti. 

It turned to 5-1 in the later stages of the game as Enos Ochieng finished off with one of his own. Mathare were to miss a chance to add respectability to the scoreline when Onyango missed a penalty to grab his brace after keeper James Saruni pulled off a fine save. 

Stand in Mathare United coach Salim Ali rued defending in the tie;

"This is a very big loss in the history of Mathare United. We tried to get something when it was 3-1 but unfortunately we ended up conceding more. It is a big concern when we concede this way, he said as quoted by Mathare's official page. 

The win sends Ulinzi up fourth with 12 points as Mathare, beaten 1-0 in their last game by Posta Rangers, are 17th and second from last with five points. 


Mathare United starting XI: Levis Opiyo (GK), David Mwangi, Martin Ongori, Lennox Ogutu, George Owino (C), Abubakar Keya, Chrispin Oduor, Alphonce Ndonye, Daniel Mwaura, David Owino, Derrick Onyango

Subs: Wycliffe Kasaya (GK), Andrew Juma, Tyson Odhiambo, Tyson Otieno, Harrison Mwendwa, Roy Okal, Ronald Okoth

Patrick Korir

Twitter: @tipkorir

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