Delirium for Thika United as they retain KPL status

The Nicholas Muyoti coached Thika United have retained their spot in the 2018 Kenyan Premier League after holding Ushuru FC to a 0-0 draw in the return leg of the relegation-promotion play-off contest on Sunday afternoon at the Narok Stadium.

The outcome saw Thika safeguard their status after winning the first leg 2-1 on Thursday at the Thika Sub-County Stadium.

Earning the spot did not come easy though as the milk men had to sweat water and blood in 180 minutes of high octane football.

At the Narok Stadium, chances were blown by both sides, even as each team defended their guards. Muyoti’s boys will however toast to a first leg victory that guaranteed the top-tier position.

Thika United players seek divine intervention before kick off in a past match.The milkmen face Leopards on Wednesday.Image/SportPicha
(FILE)Thika United players seek divine intervention before kick off in a past match.The milkmen face Leopards on Wednesday.Image/SportPicha

Thika had initially challenged the play-off order at the Sports Disputes Tribunal but were unsuccessful in their petition.

Ushuru will now contend with a slot in the National Super League for the 2018 season.

Thika United XI:

Eliud Emase, Baraza Badi, Christopher Oruchum, Suleiman Ngotho, Michael Mutinda, Onwudi Chibueze, Said Tsuma, Eugene Mukangula, Peter Okoth Dennis, Musa Saad, Sammy Meja.

Substitutes:

Wafula, Benson Iregi, Lewa Dennis, Francis Muturi, Wilson Anekeya, Dennis Matasi.

Ushuru XI:

Obwoga Kennedy, Nyangechi Wyclife,  Ngaira Fan, Jacktone  Ogala, Amianda Benson, Kentile Fredrick, Patrick Macharia, Oscar Mbugua, Blaty Roosevelt, Barrack Odhiambo.

Substitutes

 Isaiah Wakasala, Mohamed Hassan, Ogal Kelal, Frankline Osama, Macharia Michael, Opora Bill,Bebeto Lwamba.