Shaolin Soccer, the team with a name causing ripple in Embu football, collected their first win as the ECL entered its fifth round Sunday. The newcomers collected their first maximum points at Green Everton, Kiriari, to salvage a nearly waning reputation as the league takes shape.
A 2-1 comeback win was what it took for the Kigumo-based
Shaolin dominated the entire match, but the home side felt aggrieved by the decision that led to the equalier. Green Everton coach Bonface Kithinji felt that the ball should have been called for a throw-in in the build-up to Shaolin’s first goal.
Elsewhere, FC Inter Dunga made 3K sweat at their home ground as the sides played to a 1-1 draw. The visitors silenced the packed Kagumori stadium with a first-half goal which they took into the break. However, they let in an early equalizer after the restart and were unable to grab a winner despite spirited efforts for the rest of the half.
Wounded, angry Man U
Meanwhile, Man U
Yatte, playing away, showed grit to silence
Kaa Ngumu continued their grind with a 3-2 win over Juventus at Moi Stadium. The Sacco team came in as underdogs despite playing at home. They were facing a team that had made 3K sweat for a 1-0 win at Kagumori. Furthermore, Juventus dealt Man U their first loss and were already sending shock waves in the league. At the end of 90 minutes, however, it is the home side that came out stronger.
The other match scheduled for the day, Kisimani vs Gaturi, was not played. The cancellation was occasioned by
ECL Match day 5 full results:
- Kaa Ngumu 3-2 Juventus
- Man United 5-0 Runyenjes
- Kangami 0-3 YATTE
- Green Everton 1-2 FC Shaolin Soccer
- 3K FC 1-1 FC Inter Dunga
- Kisimani vs Gaturi (p/p)
Standings after match day 5
Many times, questions about officiating are deemed as jilt of loss. What happens, however, when both opponent teams raise the same concern. The same happened yesterday at Kagumori where both 3k and Dunga felt dissatisfied with the two assistant referees. Shouldn’t that be addressed as a genuine concern?
The League enters its sixth round this weekend. Five matches are scheduled for the weekend. Inter Dunga host Green Everton at Moi Stadium. Juventus will be playing Yatte at Kithumbu. Runyenjes will make another attempt to win when they play 3K at home. Shaolin welcome Manchester to Kigumo and
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