Shabana FC on Saturday was forced to tax Ushuru FC at home 2:1 in the ongoing National Super League(NSL). The match was played at Gusii stadium.
Ushuru scored their only goal in the 44th minute just one minute before halftime rendering Shabana fans hopeless. Hamisi Ahadi at 51st minute and Daniel Murage at 65th minute left Ushuru fighting for their last breath setting Shabana one goal ahead.
Speaking to The Daily Clock, Shabana head coach Gilbert Selebwa attributed the winning to home fans who usually attend home matches in large numbers.
“We have been struggling. But today our fans through cheering gave us energy. I thank my players for remaining focused in the competitive game even when we were one goal down,” he said.
Selebwa said the more than 15 new players, mostly young whom the club had signed in during the window period were incorporated to give a steadfast backup to their long serving players.
The taxed Ushuru’s head coach Ken Kenyatta protested against their goal which was turned down as being offside in the 20th minute saying it was a genuine goal.
“Our goal was cancelled. I was confident that the worst result we could have recorded was a draw since we possessed the ball more than our opponents,” he protested.
According to him the second tier is very competitive and the promotion race will be determined by the last match of the season.
In their next match Shabana will play against Eldoret Youth while Ushuru will host Administration Police in Nairobi on Wednesday.