By Steve Ayoo (@Steifmaster88)
Kariobangi Sharks will have a second chance in as many years to lift their first major title after they thumped Ulinzi Stars 4-1 to reach the Shield final for a second year running.
William Muluya’s side were outwitted 2-0 by AFC Leopards in last years final and while the reigning champions failed to skip the penultimate stage by bowing out to Sofapaka, Sharks made easy work of the 2016 losing finalists.
The game was well beyond Ulinzi’s reach by the half time whistle which blew with Sharks leading 4-0.
Duke Abuya and Shafan Oyugi had Sharks 2-0 up by the quarter hour mark. Eric Kapaito continued with his hot scoring streak as he added the third and fourth before the half time whistle.
Winger Cliff Kasuti pulled a consolation goal back for the Soldiers who had resigned to defeat.
Sharks will face Sofapaka, 1-0 winners over now dethroned champions AFC Leopards in the final slated for October 20, 2018.
The winner of the final will cash in Kshs 2 million as well as be Kenya’s representatives in next season’s CAF Confederations Cup.