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Real Kakamora 3 v Marist Fire 2

The opening half of the match was all about Marist Fire and they had 2 goals to show for their efforts as they exited for the halftime break. Primo Maeke gave the Marist Fire faithful their first celebration after just four minutes of play when he struck home a loose ball from inside the Real Kakamora penalty area. The striker later missed a similar scoring chance later in the half when he headed wide from close range. However, Tutizama Tanito added the buffer goal just before halftime with a shot from 35 yards out that he crafted to curve in at the far post.
Despite Marist Fire enjoying better possession in the first half Real Kakamora were not outplayed but getting their composure right in front of goal did not happen for them at least before their halftime team talk changed things. Before Marist Fire got their second goal Real Kakamora missed a chance to score when Nicholas Muri crossed for Johan Doiwale in the box but the striker overran the ball. However, better things were on the way for them in the second half.
Marist Fire continued to the be dominant side in the second half but by then Real Kakamora were already a confident side and started clawing back some possession from their opponents. Within 3 minutes of retaking the field Real Kakamora scored their first goal of the match. Muri won the penalty after he was brought down and Doiwale made not mistake from the penalty spot.
Suddenly, the match came alive as Marist Fire tried to reclaim their advantage but their control of the match was already slipping by then. Real Kakamora realised that they could win the game and pushed forward with everything they had. Ian Ngahugari’s corner kick almost produced the equaliser but Muri headed wide. Moments later a poor clearance fell to Ngahugari who hammered the ball in from 30 yards out to level the scores.
With twelve minute left on the clock the lead went Real Kakamora’s way when Muri was fouled in the penalty box for the second time in the game. Doiwale again stood up for the spot kick and he repeated his success earlier in the game beating Phillip Mango with a shot to roof of the net. Real Kakamora went close for a fourth goal just before full time but Muri’s header was denied by the woodwork and not long after the final whistle sealed their win.
It was a long wait for the fans and backers of the club and their record of 16 matches will be something they will want to quickly forget about. Last season the club managed 3 draws, (against KOSSA, Marist Fire and Koloale) and lost 13 times including a 7 – 1 drubbing against Koloale which was the biggest defeat suffered by any club in the Telekom S-League so far.
Stand-in coach for Real Kakamora, Barnabas Loloito, was ecstatic with the win and says that full praise goes to the players.
“The players have finally given themselves something that they have deserved for a long time. They worked hard today and refused to be defeated despite the score line at halftime,” Loloito says.
The win puts Real Kakamora in fourth place in the table, a position they have never found themselves in before. Marist Fire join KOSSA as the only clubs without points after the completion of round 2 of the Telekom S-League.
Line ups
Real Kakamora: 20. Newton Billy (GK); 19. Rex Noli; 6. Davidson Tome; 12. Augustine To’imae; 2. Tavake Hugo; 17. Charlie Rifasia; 11. Johan Doiwale; 15. Ian Ngahugari; 7. Paul Hiri; 23. Donald Hiri; 25. Nicholas Muri Subs: 5. Willie Garo; 10. Matthias Saru; 13. Ray Watoto; 16. George Lifu; 9. John Kahu
Coach: Barnabas Loloito (Atg.)
Marist Fire: 20. Phillip Mango; 5. Casper Beliga; 19. Alfred Pamoana; 7. Fred Bala; 10. Tutizama Tanito; 6. Jerry Sam; 18. Lency Sale; 17. Primo Maeke; 4. Augustine Tagana; 15. Henry To’o; 3. John Feraka Subs: 11. Gabriel Kavere; 13. Fredrick Dola; 8. Norman Miniti; 14. Apollos Talo; 12. Richard Tolinao
Coach: Augustine Omearo
Match Officials
Referee: George Time
Assistant Referee 1: Steve Kole
Assistant Referee 2: Eric Niabo
Fourth Official: Nelson Sogo
Scroll below for play-by-play text.
0’00” The match kicks off.
4’33” GOAL Marist Fire 1 – Real Kakamora 0: Marist Fire take the lead through Primo Maeke after a scramble in the penalty area saw him hit home a loose ball.
10’00” Marist Fire have dominated the opening 10 minutes of the game. Real Kakamora have been able to create a few opportunities but Marist Fire are more composed and are controlling their moves well.
15’34” Ian Ngahugari tests the Marist Fire goalkeeper from distance but he makes a confident save.
19’30” Nicholas Muri is treated by medical staff after clashing with Marist Fire goalkeeper, Phillip Mango.
22’43” Marist Fire miss the opportunity to increase their lead after shots from Maeke and Jerry Sam fail to find their target.
27’37” Muri beats his marker on the line and he crosses for Johan Doiwale who makes the header but the ball just swerves wide.
29’03” Real Kakamora win a corner kick. Charlie Rifasia takes the kick and finds Muri in the box but he swings his shot over the cross bar.
32’07” Maeke misses another opportunity to score his second of the match. This time the cross was pinpoint and he was unmarked just outside the 6-yard box but his header is well off the mark.
39’06” Marist Fire work towards goal with a series of well strung passes but the final effort from Augustine Tagana is no good.
42’54” GOAL Marist Fire 2 – Real Kakamora 0: Tutizama Tanito increase Marist Fire’s lead with a curling shot to the far post after a shot pass from John Feraka puts him free ahead of the chasing Real Kakamora defenders.
45’00” Two minutes of stoppage time is added.
The first half ends.
The second half begins.
47’40” The first shot of the second half came from Alfred Pamoana who was on target from 30 yards out but the Real Kakamora goalkeeper was on hand to make the save.
48’09” GOAL Marist Fire 2 – Real Kakamora 1: Muri was brought down inside the box and Doiwale scores the penalty kick.
53’10” YELLOW CARD: Real Kakamora’s Paul Hiri is yellow carded for a foul on Feraka.
54’30” SUBSTITUTION: Hugo Tavake is replaced by Matthias Saru for Real Kakamora.
56’53” YELLOW CARD: Primo Maeke is given the yellow card to simulating a strike.
61’10” A corner kick from Ngahugari finds Muri in the box but he heads straight at the goalkeeper.
62’21” GOAL Real Kakamora 2 – Marist Fire 2: Ian Ngahugari levels the scores after shooting home from 30 yards out.
68’41” SUBSTITUTION: Apollos Talo comes in to replace Augustine Tagana.
71’28” Muri misses a header in front of goal following a perfectly weighted cross from Ngahugari.
72’12” YELLOW CARD: Gabriel Kavere is yellow carded for a late tackle on Muri.
73’44” SUBSTITUTION: Richard Tolinao comes in to replace the injured Casper Beliga for Marist Fire.
77’49” Real Kakamora are awarded a penalty after Muri was fouled in the box.
78’29” GOAL Real Kakamora 3 – Marist Fire 2: Johan Doiwale gets his second goal from the penalty spot.
86’44” SUBSTITUTION: Ray Watoto replaces Charlie Rifasia for Real Kakamora.
88’03” Real Kakamora miss a chance for a buffer goal after Muri’s header just clips the crossbar and goes out for a goal kick.
90’00” Additional time of 3 minutes is signalled.

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