Sharks advance

Kariobangi Sharks striker Masoud Juma helped his side advance to the GOtv Shield quarterfinals after eliminating Sofapaka in a 3-1 win at the Nyayo Stadium yesterday.
Pius Kamau gave Sharks the lead two minutes to the break after controlling proceedings upfront. Masoud extended the lead three minutes inside the second half with Kamau providing the assist. Masoud was to grab a quick fire double following a misunderstanding among the Sofapaka rearguard before the losers pulled one back through Umaru Kasumba.
On Saturday, Eldoret National Super League side Eldoret GFE crushed out of the competition while Eldoret Youth advanced following matches played at the Kipchoge Stadium in Eldoret.
GFE went down 2-0 against Nairobi’s Wazito FC in an entertaining match played under light afternoon showers with the packed stadium as home fans had turned up to support the team.
Kennedy Ayako’s brace earned the Wazito a qualification in the quarterfinal in the tourney.
Ayako scored barely 7 minutes into the match after shooting in a header from his teammate David Kisala.GFE goalkeeper Nahashon Odhiambo intercepted the shot but it sluggishly slipped through his hands back to the net for an early lead to the Nairobi side.
The unsettled Eldoret side then recomposed their mid-filed and defence hence holding on their opponents with the breather ending 1-0.
On resumption, a defense lapse saw Ayako score his second and winner for the visitors.
Eldoret Youth qualified to the next level after a narrow 3-2 win over Savanna Cement.
Under the tutelage of the former Harambee Stars player Peter Kihamba, the Division One side capitalised on the tactical play to beat their opponents. Kelvin Cheti in a surprise move scored in the second minute into the match before extending the lead to 2-0 in the 16th minute through Philip Okoth in the first half.
In the second half, the visiting Savanna dominated the ball possession taking control of the mid-field. Their search for a goal came in the 69th minute through a penalty kick from Francis Njoroge after Eldoret Youth defender Kevin Otieno handled the ball in the box.
Substitute James Thindu equalised in the 71st minute scoring in an empty net after he beat all the four defenders including goalkeeper Reagan Wanjala.
Eight minutes later Eldoret Youth captain Joseph Oyugi netted a third goal for his side after Savanna keeper Antony Ishinyiso failed to contain a back pass teammate Thindu.
Vihiga also advanced after a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over Kakamega Homeboyz.

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