Mathare United 6-0 Zoo

Kenyan Premier League
Saturday, August 19, 2017

“Tsunami imeanza” loosely translated to “The Tsunami has started” was the declaration from our diehard fan Simon Kimani as the lads proved too much to handle for visiting Zoo FC after handing them a 6-0 hiding in a Round 20 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match played at the Ruaraka Grounds on Saturday 19 August.

Chrispin Oduor was the hero of the show as he bagged a hatrick in the process taking his tally this season to seven goals. Derrick Onyango came off the bench to claim a brace as Edward Sdeda also got his name on the score sheet to open his account this season.

Oduor opener

A bright start from the boys saw them raid Zoo from the onset with Chris Ochieng’ testing Vincent Misikhu with a feeble header early on. Then from the next foray, Oduor set the tone for the rout with a cleverly chipped ball from the edge of the box.

Ronald Reagan and Chris Ochieng’ had separate attempts to extend their lead shortly afterwards but lack of composure in the area saw them spurn the chances. A half that we highly dominated looked destined for a sad ending when when Andrew Juma was stretchered off injured at the brink of half time following an aerial collision with Nicholas Kipkirui.

However that setback did not dampen our resolve as Oduor put us further ahead with his econd goal of the day after Ronald Reagan had showed some brilliant footwork to skip past his marker on the right. A square pass to Oduor left him with the easy task of picking his spot and he did well to dispatch a low drive into the bottom right corner.

Opiyo save

Isaac Kipyegon almost handed the visitors a lifeline with a well taken freekick moments after the restart but Levis Opiyo showed good reflexes to tip the ball over the bar. Oduor continued to torment the visitors with his clever passes and he did it to perfection moments before the hour mark to tee up Seda for a close range finish.

Zoo skipper Johnstone Ligare tried to inspire some belief into his side with a well taken header but his goal was correctly disallowed for offside. Then the flood gates opened thereafter with Derrick Onyango putting his name on the score sheet after being picked out by a lovely cross John Mwangi on the right.

Hatrick hero 

There was still time for Oduor to score his third when he expertly converted a penalty that was awarded after Derrick Nzosi was appended in the box. The final nail on the Zoo coffin was drilled in by Onyango who reacted first on a rebound from Ochieng’s initial shot to slot past a hapless Misikhu.

The result sees up move to 13th place on the log with 20 points albeit provisionally pending other Round 20 results.

Starting XI: 30. Levis Opiyo (GK) 21. Derrick Nzosi 6. George Owino (C) 23. Lennox Ogutu 12. Andrew Juma (45’ 16.David Owino) 22. Roy Okal 4.Edward Seda (80’ 27. Tyson Otieno) 29. Chrispin Oduor 15. Ronald Reagan (50’14. Derrick Onyango) 9. Chris Ochieng’ 13. John Mwangi

Unused subs: 1. Mark Kioko (GK) 20.Martin Ongori 24. Victor Ashinga 17. Elijah Mwanzia