Ulinzi claws back to draw Nzoia in controversial Sudi clash

Ulinzi Stars rose from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Nzoia Sugar in a heated Kenyan Premier League clash at Sudi Stadium on Saturday 8 February.

Vincent Odongo scored in the 44th minute to hand Nzoia a first half advantage but Omar Boraafya came from the bench to score the leveler two minutes later.

The match would however have a controversial twist as Ulinzi Stars were denied what seemed to be a clear goal by Masita Masuta then after the final whistle Boniface Andayi was red carded as he sought explanation over the disallowed goal.

Ulinzi were dominant in the opening exchanges and had the more clear cut chances in the opening half, including an Enosh Ochieng one on one chance with Benson Mangala which brought out the best of the keeper.

Odongo strike

Ulinzi would come to rue that miss in the 44th minute when keeper James Saruni who had by then not had any serious threat coming his way was beaten by a curling effort from distance, by Vincent Odongo after a mistake in the back line.

Ulinzi resumed with purpose in the second half and after dominating for most of the opening exchanges, the equalizer came via Omar Boraafya barely three minutes after his introduction as a substitute in the 62nd minute.

Ulinzi thought they had won it when Masuta Masita bundled the ball in the net but after initially awarding the goal, referee shifted goalposts and awarded the home side a goal kick.

The result leaves Nzoia Sugar winless in 15 matches while Ulinzi have not won in their last three.

Bandari 1-1 Homeboyz

Meanwhile, in Mombasa, Kakamega Homeboyz also came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Bandari. Hassan Mwinyi scored for the home side but Benjamin Oketch leveled to see a share of the spoils.