Otieno tastes defeat in Leicester's dramatic PL2 clash with Sunderland

STARS ABROAD Otieno tastes defeat in Leicester's dramatic PL2 clash with Sunderland

Mark Kinyanjui 11:40 - 23.03.2024

Harambee Stars prospect Siliko Amari Otieno fails to help Leicester prevent defeat to Sunderland in Premier League 2.

Leicester City's Kenyan winger Silko Amari Otieno and his teammates found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-2 score line against Sunderland in a Premier League 2 clash that took place on Friday evening.

Otieno featured for the full 90 minutes as a right winger but even though he plugged away, could not ultimately help his side avoid defeat to the Black Cats.

Eligible to also play for England and Jamaica, Otieno has scored six goals and registered one assist in 16 appearances for the development team this season. 

He has made the bench for the senior team on two separate occasions since signing from Chelsea last September, both in the FA Cup against Birmingham and Bournemouth.

Meanwhile, Sammy Braybrooke and Amani Richards found the net in the north-east on Friday evening but four goals from the hosts sent Sunderland on their way to three points.

Harrison Jones opened the scoring after just three minute at Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground, before the recently returned Braybrooke leveled things up again in the seventh minute. First team attacker Bradley Dack put the hosts back in front, ensuring the lead at the interval.

Jones scored his second goal of the game a little over the hour mark to give the Black Cats some breathing space, but Leicester made life difficult by reducing the deficit in the last fifteen minutes; Richards scoring the goal.

But as City pushed to salvage a point, Sunderland netted a fourth through Joseph Ryder to keep all three staying on Tyne and Wear, as the young Foxes now look towards a PL2 test against Manchester City at LCFC Training Ground on Monday 8 April.

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