New comers Kenya Revenue Authority registered their second win of the season after stopping Muhoroni Youth 1-0 at Ruaraka Stadium on Saturday.
The taxmen had two weeks ago edged out KCB 1-0 and their latest victory is a pointer to what is expected of them this season. For Muhoroni, the defeat compounds their problems as they remain winless since the season started.
KRA started strongly as they kept up the search for an opener being denied in the fifth minute when former Gor Mahia midfielder Ivan Anguyo failed to head home from a Rodgers Ochieng effort. In the tenth minute, Daniel Waweru and Jeremiah Wanjala combined well but the latter failed to tap the ball home.
The taxmen were however, the more daring side with a number of their moves ending up at their opponents’ goal. At the half hour mark Collins Tiego found the back of the net with a powerful shot that was too much for Daniel Kiptoo in Muhoroni goal.
Five minutes later, Tiego nearly found his second but this time Kiptoo was hawk eyed to clear the danger. The goal seems to have taken the sails off Muhoroni as they failed to create any chances for the remainder of this half.
Determined to extend their lead, KRA started the second half strongly and the danger man Collins Tiego was once again behind several attacks in the opening quarter of an hour. Muhoroni should have leveled matters in the 70th minute but Peter Odhiambo shot wide with only the keeper to beat.
It was the only chance they had to pick at least a point as KRA resorted to defend their single goal to the end afterwards. In Machakos, Mathare United and KCB settled to a barren draw continuing a poor start for the bankers.
KCB started the match on a high note with Hedmond Mauda hitting the bar from an early free kick. Then KCB goalkeeper Sammy Okinda was forced to react and clear a danger by Vincent Okello coming off a Hussein Zzinda cross.
Mathare United had another chance in the 32nd minute when Vincent Okello's free-kick was kept out by Okinda in goal ending a dramatic first half.
Both teams made changes after the restart. Mathare United brought in Harrison Mwendwa for Edwin Ombasa while Harambee Stars striker Paul Kiongera replaced Benjamin Chaka for the visitors. It did not however, change anything as both teams shared the spoils.