Ulinzi Stars temporarily moved three places up the FKF Premier League standings following a 2-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks in an early kick off match at the William Ole Ntimama Stadium in Narok on Saturday afternoon.

After a laboured start to the round 17 fixture, the Soldiers found a way through in the 29th minute when striker Masita Masuta fired home to set the hosts on course for a win.

The 2010 Kenyan Premier League champions were back ten minutes later to double their lead, former Sony Sugar winger Clinton Omondi alias Aguero firing home to hand his side a two-goal cushion headed into the break.

William Muluya’s Sharks came back determined to fight back and thought they had halved the deficit when substitute Robert Onyango hit the back of the net in the 89th minute, only for the goal to be ruled out.

Despite changes in personnel by both sides in the second half, no goal was added on the score board confirming that the three-time champions had done the business in the first half.

The fourth win of their league campaign has the Soldiers leapfrog Bidco United, Sofapaka and Kakamega Homeboyz into 8th on 21 points from 17 matches.

However, Benjamin Nyangweso-coached side will drop to 9th if Homeboyz win at home to Western Stima.

Sharks who fell to their fourth loss of the season remain fourth on 31 points from 17 matches, four points of leaders Tusker who drew 1-1 away to Wazito on Friday.

Round 18 FKF Premier League action

Friday

Wazito FC 1-1 Tusker FC (Utalii Gounds, Nairobi)

Saturday

Ulinzi Stars 2-0 Kariobangi Sharks (Ole Ntimama Stadium, Narok)

Kakamega Homeboyz vs Western Stima (Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega)

Posta Rangers vs AFC Leopards (Ruaraka Grounds, Nairobi)

Sunday

KCB FC vs Bandari FC (Utalii Grounds, Nairobi)

Nzoia Sugar vs Mathare United (Sudi Stadium, Nairobi)

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