Jeri­cho face Blue Stars in SportPesa Su­per 8 semi-fi­nals

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local -

Jeri­cho All stars will clash with Shauri Moyo Blue Stars in the semi-fi­nals of the in­au­gu­ral SportPesa Su­per 8 Cham­pi­ons League af­ter both sides came through un­scathed in their quar­ter-fi­nals matches over the week­end at City Sta­dium. The other last four clash will pit TUK against will Meltah Kabiria at the same venue this Sun­day.

Jeri­cho made it through af­ter beat­ing bit­ter ri­vals Kay­ole Asub­uhi 5-4 in a nail-bit­ing penalty shootout fol­low­ing 0-0 draw in reg­u­la­tion time. Tom Okoth, Mwangi Nd­uati, Brian Kasasi, Ed­die Kuria and Ed­die Otieno scored their penal­ties which guar­an­teed Jeri­cho’s place in the last four while Kay­ole scored through Fo­cus Onuka, God­win Se­ma­timba, Joel Mu- tua and Asumani Ab­dal­lah. It was a hard earned win for Thomas Okongo’s Jeri­cho who missed out on the Su­per 8 league ti­tle to Kay­ole last month.

Be­fore that, a brace from Evans Otieno in ei­ther halves of the game helped TUK keep alive their dream of sil­ver­ware this sea­son af­ter edg­ing 10man Kawan­gaware United 3-1 to also make it to the last four of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Steven Od­hi­ambo added the third for TUK with 10-man Kawang­ware, get­ting a con­so­la­tion through Daniel Mu­turi. Af­ter play­ing to a dull bar­ren stale­mate, Shauri Moyo Blue Stars de­feated Metro Sports 4-3 in the post-match spot kicks to also se­cure their slot in the East Con­fer­ence semis.

Metro player com­pete against Shauri Moyo op­pon­nents. /COUR­TESY

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