Flamboyant goalkeeper Said Dhadho stretched to the limit to save two penalties and enable Modern Coast Rangers eliminate Magarini during a GOtv Shield match played at Mombasa Stadium on Wednesday.
Rangers went offensive in the early stages but Jecoma Ogendo’s effort was saved by goalie Mohammed Abbas. Modern Coast new discovery Emannuel Onyancha sent the alarm bells ringing in 19th minute from a goalmouth melee.
Magarini made a substitution afterwards bringing in Ali Akida for Peter Mole. This proved to be a tactical masterstroke as Magarini were awarded a penalty five minutes to break after Hamisi Abdallah was tripped inside the box. Dazzling midfielder Mohammed Said stepped to converts the spot-kick.
Magarini resorted to time wasting tactics and goalkeeper Mohammed Abbas received a caution. During the penalty shootout, Rangers converted theirs through Leroy Buko, Ali Abubakar, Ali Kenga and Emannuel Onyanchi. Magarini’s marksman was Ali Akida while Hamisi Abdala and Michael Mataza had their shots blocked by goalkeeper Said Dhadho.
Modern Coast Rangers X1: Said Dhadho, Johnstone Andeke, Jecoma Ogendo, Ramadhan Hassan, Dennis Ochieng, Leroy Buko, Ali Juma (Carlos Ouma), Omar Khalil, Emannuel Onyanchi, Musa Tumaini (Ali Abubakar), George Owiti.
Unused Subs: Athman Kibwana,Stephen Maina,Moses Ochieng, Ibrahim Mwinyi, Hamisi Majepo.
Magarini FC XI: Mohammed Abbas, Gitoe Owino, Hinzano Mumba, Mohammed Swaleh, Michael Mataza, Hamisi Abdulhakim, Modhafar Swaleh, Peter Mole (Ali Akida), Ben Bugo, Mohammed Said (Omar Barisa), Charles Shukurani (Robin Malesi).
Unused Subs: Manase Daido, Silas Mluambaze, Hamadi Hamisi, Jedyson Thova.