TUK face Jericho in SportPesa Super 8 Champions League
West Conference heavyweights Technical University of Kenya will clash with East Conference kings Jericho All Stars in the SportPesa Super 8 Champions League final next month after both sides emerged victorious in their respective semi-finals fixtures played on Sunday at City Stadium.
TUK advanced after beating resilient Meltah Kabiria 5-4 in post-match penalty kicks to book a date with Jericho, who defeated arch rivals Shauri Moyo Blue Stars 1-0 in heated encounter.
In the opening duel, the university students were the better side but were made to sweat for the victory after settling for a 1-1 draw in regular time.
Phillip Mwathathi, Calvin Odhiambo, Boniface Okomo and Lawrence Agina were perfect in converting their shootout to ensure they play in the final due November 13 at Nyayo Stadium.
Meltah scored through Francis Wambura, Muhoto Wilson, Joseph Omassaba and Sammy Agesa.
TUK’s Steven Odhiambo and striking counterpart Jeconiah Uyoga squandered chances in the opening half, with the latter shooting directly at Meltah’s keeper Patrick Githiga in the 34th minute.
TUK broke the deadlock late in the second half courtesy of 85th minute penalty, calmly converted by Steven Odhiambo after Meltah defender handled the ball within the forbidden area. Moments later, Meltah equalised in similar fashion, slotting from the spot after their player was felled within the box.