Mombasa, KENYA: Mariakani Stars claimed the Football Kenya Federation FKF South Coast Zone B top of the table clash, after ousting Bandari Youth in a five goal thriller match staged at Ziwani Lasco grounds on over the weekend.
The fact that the winner of the clash was to finish top of Zone B hyped and intensified the match as no side showed signss of relentless but instead deployed defensive ways of play, sitting deep and hitting on the break.
The tactics proved fruitful to Bandari, who opened the floodgates in the 19th minute through Ian Benjamin who beat his marker before slotting home from a close range.
Samuel Kagorwa would then draw Marikiani level, after completing a solo move minutes before the breather with both teams holding to their own until the break.
Marikiani Stars proved too strong after the restart, bagging two more goals through Samuel Kagorwa and Chaka Mbandi, while Waled Said scored Bandari’s second goal to complete the five goal thriller.
With the results Mariakani Stars completed the preliminary matches on top of the 12 team Zone B League with 56 points three point ahead of second placed Bandari Youth.