Nakuru AllStars shock Simba to advance

The George Maina coached side managed a 5-4 victory in post-match penalties to advance to the tourney’s semifinals.

Going to the encounter as clear underdogs, the Kenyan club kept their heads raised and kept their cool in the match to overcome the 18-times Tanzanian Premier League titans.

Good build-up from Thomas Njenga, James Sadicky, Japheth Amakanji and Teddy Siwa in defense transited to notable attempts from Geoffrey Maina and Daniel Kamau upfront especially in the first-half.

Anthony Ng’ang’a and Peter Amani were also a beauty to watch at the centre of the pack putting Simba at bay to the breather.

From the tunnel, Simba’s push in search of a goal bore no fruit; a stalemate which went into the two minutes of added time and ‘full-time’ whistle.

It was time for spot-kicks and Nakuru AllStars stayed brave to convert all their shots. Simba lost one via Daniel Agyei to crash out of the tournament at the initial stage.

Nakuru AllStars will now play against Kenyan giants Gor Mahia in the semifinals on Thursday at the same venue.


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