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Dandora Youth FC earn hard fought point at home to Kibra United

Kibra United and Dandora Youth FC shared the points in an entertaining 1-1 draw at Boma of Kenya Grounds. The visitors were rampant from the first whistle and Samuel ‘Kasam’ Njaga had his shot saved by Kibra United’s goalkeeper after 17 minutes. Thereafter Kibra United came into it more, with goalkeeper Victor Augo forced to make point blank saves from Kibra United’s Aluong. The visiting manager’s Earnest Mukabana frustration was evident for all to see throughout the first half and it came as no surprise when he made some attacking changes during the break. Meshack Muyonga and Edwin ‘Dwin’ Odhiambo came in for Kevin Kiriku and Ronaldo Ochieng.

The changes seemed to have worked as Dandora Youth gained control of the game stringing  some neat passes but Kibra United goalkeeper was on high alert to deny the visitors. However, it was Kibra United who struck first. The opening goal came courtesy of a poorly defended corner. Kibra’s midfielder Brian Oba, who was left unmarked at the far post, tapped the ball into the net from Aluong’s well taken corner sending Kibra fans into a frenzy.

Dandora Youth piled pressure on the home team who defended way deep into their own half. In the 72nd minute, their efforts paid off. Edwin ‘Dwin’ Odhiambo found himself at the center of the action as he leapt to meet Samuel ‘Kasam’s corner, directing it into the back of the net.

Both sides had chances as the half wore on, with the other highlight of the closing 15 being Dandora Youth’s Tyson Odhiambo and Samuel Njaga’s goals being ruled offside and goalkeeper Victor Augo save to deny a well-struck volley by Kibra United’s Aluong.  The draw leaves Dandora Youth sitting 6th with 9 points from 8 matches.

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