Wobbly Tusker go down at home as AFC loses to KCB

By Game Yetu: Sunday, January 13th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football
Tusker John Kamau(R) and Kevin Kimani of Mathare United battle for ball possession during their KPL match at Ruaraka Stadium on Saturday 12/01/19[Boniface Okendo,Standard]

Mathare United beat brewers at their backyard as Bandari flatten Mt Kenya FC in Nakuru as Wanga earn Homeboys point.

Mathare United remained top of the log after edging out Tusker 2-1 in a top of the table SportPesa Premier League match at Ruaraka yesterday.

Johnson Omurwa and James Kinyanjui scored for the slum boys while Peter Nzuki pulled one back for Tusker with nine minutes to go.

For the second time in a row Tusker found themselves trailing at half time after Omurwa had put the Slum Boys ahead in the 19th minute before Kinyanjui extended the lead with a thunderous shot in the 70th minute.

Last weekend, it happened against Sofapaka but the brewers managed to come from a goal down to win the match 3-2.

KCB edged troubled AFC Leopards in Nakuru thanks to a 39th minute goal by Kennedy Owino at Afraha in Nakuru.

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Owino shook the net from Brian Ochieng’s perfect cross following a goalkeeping blunder by custodian Jairus Adira.

The goal came after the bankers had missed a penalty two minutes earlier when Mbwana Shambi shot directly into the waiting hands of Adira.

Bandari beat Mt Kenya 2-1 at Afraha Stadium, Nakuru, to ensure they return to Mombasa with maximum points. William Wadri struck a brace for the dockers in a match head coach Bernard Mwalala said was encouraging ahead of the SportPesa Super Cup coming up in Dar es Salaam next week.

Wadri drew the first blood for the coastal side in the 18th minute after he was put through by David King’atua.

Wadri was on the mark again in the 20th minute from the spot-kick after he was fouled by goalkeeper Lucas Indeche who was later sent off following the infringement.

In the second half, Mwangi (Anthony) benched Boniface Kimani and Samuel Ndungu for John ‘Softie’ Ndirangu and Brian Nyakan, which improved the match tempo.

Mount Kenya earned their consolation goal from an own goal by Bandari defender Felly Mulumba in the 85th minute from a goal mouth melee.

In Kakamega, former AFC Leopards striker Allan Wanga scored to save Kakamega Homeboyz from registering second consecutive loss drawing 1-1 with ten-man Zoo Kericho at Bukhungu Stadium.

The hosts had fallen behind to a Netwon Ondari first minute goal, who fired low past Homeboyz’s keeper Gabriel Andika.

Wanga, however, cut short Zoo’s celebrations 33 minutes later beating Michael Elungata in goal.

Zoo Kericho head coach Sammy Okoth hailed his side for the result.

“We really played well today. Homeboyz had a full house backing of their fans and coming out with a point with that kind of pressure is a plus,” said Okoth. [Reports by Gilbert Wandera, Washington Onyango and Ben Ahenda]