The mailmen had suffered three defeats in a row, something that had not gone down well with head coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo and the tactician had promised a good outing against the Soldiers, who had also lost back to back games.
The decisive strike came in the 32nd minute courtesy of Calvin Odongo, who capitalized on defensive frailties to bang the ball home. From that win, Rangers take their season's tally to 34 points, four behind the Dunstan Nyaudo side.
At Mumias Complex, Vihiga United left it late to claim a point against visitors Kakamega Homeboyz.. Both teams have not had a good run; Vihiga United ended their four match losing streak with a win against Wazito last weekend. Contrary to that, Homeboyz had collected just two points from their past five matches.
The hosts were aiming at avenging the 2-1 defeat suffered in the first leg, but Paul Nkata knows way too well that if he does not win this match, he will be inviting pressure. Amos Kigadi leveled the scores in the 75th minute to cancel the visitor's lead and help his team get a point.
Eleven-time league champions Tusker FC defeated Zoo Kericho by a solitary goal at Ruaraka Grounds to avenge a 3-1 loss suffered in the first leg. In an earlier match played at Camp Toyoyo, Sony Sugar made it five wins in a row after downing Kariobangi Sharks 2-0.