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Babu’s First Win as Nzoia Sugar Complete Double over Kariobangi Sharks

Nzoia Sugar completed a rare double over Kariobangi Sharks by beating them 1-0 in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League at the Thika Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

After beating them 3-1 in the first leg at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma on December 11, 2021 then under the tutelage of former head coach Ibrahim Shikanda, a talk of another win against the Sharks this season could not be heard this season but unknown to many, Nzoia Sugar had their own plans.

Sharks who were the hosts of the afternoon, hoped to start the game on the front foot but ended up getting just a fair share of the game which was evenly contested until the two teams headed into the break pegged at 0-0.

Joseph Mwangi broke the deadlock in Nzoia’s favour just four minutes after the restart to set the club on course for their second win of the season after 19 rounds.

The Millers had the opportunity to double their lead in the 70th minute, after Felicien Okanda was brought down in the box but Brian Munyendo saw his penalty saved by goalkeeper Brandon Obiero to keep Sharks in the tie.

Then came a nervous moment for Nzoia Sugar as the hosts earned a penalty eight minutes later for a chance to go level, but their goalkeeper Humphrey Katasi was rose to the occasion to keep out Boniface Onyango’s shot from the spot.

Nzoia Sugar hanged on for their second win of the season and the first Salim Babu who since being appointed head coach at the end of January had played to two identical 1-1 draws against Kakamega Homeboyz and Nairobi City Stars.

The Millers are now 16th on the FKF Premier League log with 15 points from 19 games, five points above the automatic drop zone.

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