Defiant Nakuru All Stars shock Simba to qualify for semis

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Nakuru All Stars set up a semis clash with Kenyan giants Gor Mahia after they eliminated Simba of Tanzania in Super Cup

Kenyan second tier side Nakuru All Stars registered a remarkable feat by beating Simba 5-4 in post match penalties to qualify for Super Cup semis on Tuesday.

After a tight but enthralling battle, the two sides remained deadlocked after 90 minutes prompting the penalty shootout, where All Stars prevailed, converting all their kicks.

Kagere double sees Gor Mahia through

Simba will rue bad luck as their keeper skied his penalty to enable All Stars prevail. The first half had produced numerous scoring chances but All Stars did well to hold their own against the Tanzanian giants.

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Simba playing on home soil with a sizeable crowd continued to create the lion's share of chances even after the interval but could not breach past All Stars' defence which defended to the last man. Stars' players burst in wild celebration after the win.

They will face former Kenyan champions Gor Mahia in the semis. Earlier on the day, a Meddie Kagere double inspired Gor Mahia to become first side to advance to semis within 90 mins when they floored Jang’ombe Boys FC 2-0.

After missing a host of chances at Uhuru Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam, veteran Rwandese forward Kagere struck the opener in the 64th minute and sealed the victory by burying in a late penalty in the 85th minute.

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