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Shabana Edge Out Mwatate To Regain National Super League Status


Shabana FC are back in the National Super League after edging out Mwatate United 7-6 on penalty in the the promotion playoff at the Kasarani Stadium, on Sunday.

After a barren first half, Mwatate United’s John Musyoka broke the deadlock a minute after restart but Dennis Nyangwono equalized on the 62nd minute.

The ended 1-1 and proceeded straight to penalties.

Both sides scored their opening five kicks but Victor Omollo missed for Mwatate in sudden death.

Shabana, cheered on by hundreds of fans who travelled all the way from Kisii as well as Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati, converted through Joash Ogega, Andrew Ongwae, Stephen Ogati, Obutu Evans and Wycliffe Nyangechi for the first five before Peter Ogechi and Hadi Hamisi scored past Mwatate goalkeeper Rukia Salim in the sudden death.

Wanyonyi Manase, Paul Otini, Nakari Ojambo, Oliver Maghanga and Salim Munubi scored for Mwatate the first five as Juma Mwazizi scored his sixth before Victor Omollo missed.

Taita Taveta County governor Granton Samboja was also in attendance.

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