FKF Betway Cup: Leopards, Ulinzi labor to the last 8 as Kariobangi Sharks whip Talanta

Four of the eight FKF Round of 16 Betway Cup matches failed to kick-off despite various opponents reporting to the match venues in time. As a result, only three matches were played- the highlight, of course- AFC Leopards locking horns with Ushuru at the Afraha Stadium.

The taxmen, doing their 5th season in the second tier since being dropped from the top flight Kenyan Premier League, faced a high-flying AFC Leopards side who are also the 2017 winners of the cup competition.

A grueling ninety minutes, however, was not enough to separate the two sides and they had to endure penalty shoot-outs to decide who makes it to the last eight.

Goalkeeper Ezekiel Owade allowed only two of Ushuru’s spot-kicks as Christopher Oruchum struck Ingwe’s final penalty to send his side into the quarter-finals.

Ulinzi Stars line up before they faced Migori Youth [IMAGE- FKF]
Earlier in the day, Ulinzi Stars had managed to dispatch National Super League side Migori Youth by one goal to nil- a goal scored by Bernard Ongoma. Kariobangi Sharks, on the other hand, left nothing to chance and duly dispatched FC Talanta by four goals to one.

Ulinzi Stars, Kariobangi Sharks and AFC Leopards make the quarter-final cut that will play in April 11, 2020.

The Football Kenya Federation will have a deliberation based on the reports of match commissars and decide what happens to the matches that failed to kick-off.

Sunday Results

  1. Kariobangi Sharks 4-1 FC Talanta (Kasarani Stadium, 3 pm)
  2. AFC Leopards 1(4)-1(2)Ushuru (Afraha  Stadium, 3:30 pm)
  3. Ulinzi Stars 1-0 Migori Youth (Afraha Stadium, 1 pm)