Saturday 26th’s round 7 clash of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) pitting Nzoia Sugar FC at home to Kariobangi Sharks saw the hosts not only throw away the full set of three points but also suffer two casualties in the way of injuries that had to be stretchered off.
Nzoia, sent into the lead by Leonard Kasembeli’s brilliant goal at the half-hour mark, could not hold on to win as Sharks rallied back through Duke Abuya before the break. The tie would end 1-1.
Late on in the game, the home side had to play with ten men as utility player Rama Mwenda- filling in the center-back position on this day, had to be stretchered off for what team physician Amir Magwara terms right iliac bone linear fracture.
”We have him hospital now, and he is responding well to medication,” Amir tells Soka.
”He had a bad landing after attempting to clear an aerial ball so after a brief assessment, we rushed him to Life Care Hospital in Bungoma,”
Rama adds to the injury list of the team as in the same match, midfielder Nigol Mohammed had been stretchered off after a sprained ankle. This saw the sugarmen throw in Kevin Juma- effectively deploying Rama to the center-back position. He would not see the end of the match too.
The Sudi draw leaves Nzoia in 11th position on the 18-team KPL log as they await their Tusker clash set to be played in Nairobi. They have won two of their opening seven matches, drawn two and lost three times.