Ulinzi ambush KRA for revenue

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Aug 15, 2021
  • Stephen Waruru of Ulinzi has his eyes on the ball with KRA's Ivan Anguyo keeping a close watch in a mid-week KPL match which Ulinzi won 3-2 to move sixth on the league table. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Ulinzi Stars collected their second win in four matches with a determined 3-2 victory over a fighting KRA side at Nyayo Stadium on Wednesday.

A depleted KRA side tried all the tricks in their books and even benefited from an own goal but the manner in which the soldiers fought for their victory, it would have needed something special for the taxmen to share the spoils or indeed walk away with the whole bounty.

Internationally capped defender Geoffrey Kokoyo was on target with a header for a rare goal and Ulinzi’s opener from a cross by forward Stephen Waruru six minutes on.

Ugandan defender Ivan Anguyo equalized for KRA from the spot minutes later after Mohammed Hassan had handled the ball in the box. Growing in confidence the league debutants went ahead courtesy of an own goal by Hassan who was having a horrid time in the office.

Unperturbed, the soldiers pulled back the goal with a headed effort from their trusted hitman Waruru deep into the first half after good service from former Kenya captain Stephen Ochola.

It was a see-saw battle in the second 45 minutes with Ulinzi nicking it eight minutes from time, again from a headed effort, this time from second half susbstitute Bonicafe Odhiambo.

The results ensured KRA remained fifth on the table surging Ulinzi, four-time Kenyan champions, moved three places up from ninth to sixth.

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