Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and Muhoroni Youth picked maximum points after hard fought wins over Kakamega Homeboyz and Sofapaka on Saturday
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) scored a goal in each half to sink Kakamega Homeboyz 2-1 in a closely fought league match played at City Stadium on Saturday.It was the bankers who had gone ahead after Edwin Oduor latched onto a long ball in the 46th minute to score to an empty net. Homeboyz equalized in the 59th minute after Andrew Kulecho slotted home from the penalty spot awarded after he was brought down inside the bankers danger zone.
The bankers dominated proceedings of the match in the first half clearly determined to retain all three points after failing to overcome Mathare United during a 2-2 draw last Sunday.
Their best chance of the half came at half hour mark when Benedict Owuor found himself with only the keeper to beat but he hesitated and was disposed off the ball easily. As the second half kicked-off, Homeboyz rested Godfrey Simiyu for Dennis Mukaisi in a move that gave them more tempo at the front.
Mukaisi took just five minutes to make his presence felt in the match when his long shot was punched out for a corner by KCB goalkeeper Sammy Olando.
After that, KCB were under siege and it was just a matter of time before their opponents equalized. It came when Kulecho picked a ball in his half and was brought down inside the KCB half earning his team the penalty from which he scored.
The bankers however, did not give up and fought hard to get the equalizer which came late but they will be glad to keep all maximum points.
Muhoroni Youth..............1 Sofapaka..............0
Muhoroni Youth continued with their giant killing act after stopping nine-man Sofapaka 1-0. The only goal of the match was scored by Jeremiah Wanjala in the 53rd minute. Sofapaka under coach David Ouma, saw goalkeeper Duncan Ochieng’ sent off for a straight red while midfielder Hillary Echesa was also red carded.
Before this, Muhoroni had beaten Tusker 2-1 in Nairobi in another result that continue to end their relegation worries. It was bad news for Sofapaka, who lost their second match in a row after they had gone down 1-0 last weekend to AFC Leopards.