Rangers rally to pick point against Ulinzi

Kasuti in action

A big fight from Ulinzi Stars to rise from a goal down at half time, to lead deep in the game counted for little in the end as a late late Posta Rangers goal saw the clash end 2 -2 at Afraha Stadium.

A bright start from the hosts didnt bear much, with the most being a ferocious shot from Oscar Wamalwa just drifted wide.

The first key moment of the match came in the 24th minute after a scuffle between Masita Masuta and Rangers keeper Patrick Matasi left the striker sprawl in the ground indicating he had been elbowed in the face.

The match day referee Evans Waka flashed a red at the keeper, sparking massive protests from the away side and more so when matters calmed and he pointed to the spot.

Consultations with his mates however saw him rescind the decision to award a penalty and instead gave Rangers a free kick after goalkeeper Boniface Baraza had been introduced in place of Matasi with Kennedy Otieno sacrificed.

Rangers would get their shape back towards the end of the half and after winning a corner from a rare attack, Joseph Mbugi’s delivery was not well cleared and Jockins Atudo’s cutback was met by Gershon Likono who slammed home the opener.

Ulinzi Stars resumed with more intent in the second half and pressed really hard. Twice in a span of a minute, Atudo had to make big saves; first clearing off the line to deny Wamalwa and pulling the same to deny Masuta who met Dan Waweru’s corner.

The wait would end in the 75h minute when Cliff Kasuti won a free kick and rose up to head home Dan Waweru’s free kick and ten minutes later, Mohamed Hassan would give Ulinzi the lead with another  header off Waweru’s corner.

Rangers however rallied to pick a point in the final minute after gaining possession from a lost ball in midfield and a lapse in defence, with Titus Achesa scoring the leveler.

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