Kenya’s representatives in the CAF Confederations Cup Kariobangi Sharks FC cemented their qualification in the next round of the competition with a 3-0 win over Djibouti side Arta Solar7 on Wednesday 5 December in Djibouti.
The score line sees the William Muluya coached charges proceed to the first round of the competition in their first time of asking with a 9-1 aggregate after thumping their opponents 6-1 in the first leg held in Nairobi less than a week ago at the MISC Kasarani Stadium.
In the tie, the visitors took a first half lead through George Abege who had opened the scoring proceedings in the 27th minute. The hard fighting Arta held the 2018 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Super Winners until the 85th minute when Vincent Wasambo doubled the visitors lead; Duke Abuya who scored the opener in the first leg wrapping up the goal scoring proceedings in two minutes from time.
The aggregate win will now see Sharks face Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko in the first round of the competition with the first leg slated between December 14 and 16 at Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
Kotoko had been given a bye to the next round after the Cameroon Federation failed to give a representative for the competition in the preliminary round.