KCB went back to the top of the Tusker Premier League table standing with a 2-0 win over former champions Ulinzi Stars at the Nyayo Stadium on Sunday
Ulinzi coming off from a 2-0 win over Gor Mahia in mid-week showed signs of fatigue while the Bankers were fresh since their last league match was two weeks ago.
They pulled off the first threat of the match in the 14th minute. An interchange of passes on top of the Ulinzi box fed Peter Wainaina who sneaked behind the Ulinzi defense but Jacktone Odhiambo pulled off a wonderful save to deny him.
Ulinzi should have capitalized on a swift counter attack they launched from Odhiambo’s save but Bennedict Owuor cleared the ball almost off the line from Elvis Nandwa’s shot.
Amwoka had raced on to the ball from the counter only to hit the ball on KCB keeper Sammy Okinda. Nandwa picked up the resulting rebound but could not get it behind the net.
The Bankers opened the scores in the 31st minute through Jacob Kelli, who got to the end of a cross from Benjamin Chaka after keeper Jacktone Odhiambo was drawn off his line from Peter Wainaina’s pass to Chaka.
Kelli almost got his second towards the end of the first half but Jacktone Odhiambo pulled off another wonderful save to deny him.
In the 60th minute, Edwin Mwaura stretched KCB’s lead with a fine shot from the right side after the Ulinzi defense was caught flat foot resulting in losing the ball in midfield.
The soldiers launched attacks towards the end of the match with Evans Amwoka having a free-kick deflected for a corner and Stephen Ochollah’s ferocious shot also being deflected.
KCB now lead the table with 14 points from six matches.