NMG, Coast Media share spoils in thrilling friendly – PHOTOS
Nation Media Group FC (NMG) completed a dramatic comeback twice to settle for a 3-3 draw with Coast Media FC in a thrilling friendly match at Uwanja wa Mbuzi ground in Mombasa on Saturday.
Coast Media looked destined for a 3-2 victory only for NMG to strike late in the match through Eric Isinta’s right-footed volley .
The home team had overwhelmed NMG earlier on in the match taking the lead in the 10th minute when Eddy Oduor put through Rashid Mwinyi who was fouled in the box by goalkeeper Fidel Maithya.
Mwinyi made no mistake from the spot kick.
NMG missed two golden opportunities in the 12th and 15th minute when Robert Otieno saw his shots saved by Coast goalkeeper Moffat Mutero.
Coast doubled their lead in the 38th minute when defender Brian Otieno received a back-heel pass from Oduor to score.
But NMG reduced the arrears on the stroke of halftime through Eric Musingu who sent a cracking shot past the hapless Mutero.
NMG surprised their opponents in the second half which they dominated. It came as no surprise when they equalised in the 80th minute through Robert Otieno who struck from a goalmouth melee to the tie the match at 2-2.
The home went ahead yet again in the 87th minute and looked destined for victory but the visitors equalised at the death through Isinta.
NMG team will play their second match against Mombasa County Government on Sunday evening at the same venue.