Nine-man Posta Rangers collected maximum points after they edged out Nzoia Sugar 2-1 on Friday.
Dennis Mukhaisi scored the opener for the mailmen before Joseph Mbugi made it 2-0 from the penalty spot. The sugar millers then pulled a goal back through Patrick Kwitonda as Rangers finished with nine men after Luke Ochieng’ and goalkeeper Patrick Matasi were sent off.
Meanwhile, Tusker suffered a setback in their quest to defend the title after they lost 1-0 to Western Stima. Godfrey Villa Orachaman scored the all important goal in the 29th minute to hand the brewers’ their second straight defeat in the league and dent their hopes of retaining the title.
The brewers had lost their last league match to Bandari by a similar margin and pressure is now piling on Ugandan coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe going into 17 rounds of matches.
The Ugandan coach is however, confident that he will steady the ship before things get out of hand. “We have lost a match we did not deserve to lose. I can’t believe that we don’t have points from this fixture. We must accept that we have lost and concentrate on our next match.”