Shabana FC was forced to contend with a 1-1 draw against St. Joseph’s Youth FC in a NSL match that was full of chaos.
St. Joseph’s took the lead in the 23rd minute when Fadhir Hamisi capitalized in a defence mishap by Shabana.
In the 2nd half, the home team was awarded a penalty which Nakuru side protested forcing the centre referee to stop the game for more than fifteen minutes.
According to the St Joseph officials, Shabana’s attacking midfielder Hamisi Hadi had dived into the box.
The fracas forced the referee to give Kevin Tabu a red card forcing the visitors to play less by one.
After consultations, the penalty was accepted and Wycliffe Nyangechi was in a good form to equalise for the hosts.
After full time, St Joseph head coach Nicholas Ombogo said he was not ready to speak to the press tasking Collins Odwor who is his assistant to take the responsibility.
“We have played well despite the center referee being against us, our game plan of scoring an earlier goal in first half and possess the ball in second half had worked,” he said
After the game, Shabana’s head coach Gilbert Selebwa was also tasked by home fans to explain why he had introduced new players to the club and dumping those who had assisted the club to get promotion from division one.
Shabana had dropped thirteen players in the ongoing transfer period and brought in nine new signings.
In their next games Shabana will visit Kibera black stars at Camp Toyoyo as St Joseph will be hosting Eldoret Youth in Nakuru.