Nzoia Sugar Cage Sharks to move five points clear off relegation zone

KCB Reagan Otieno and Maslin Ciaetan of Nzoia Sugar during FkF Premier League match at Ruaraka grounds on Wed, June 30, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Nzoia Sugar on Saturday put up a spirited fight to beat hosts Kariobangi Sharks 1-0 in an early kick off Football Kenya Federation Premier League contest at Thika Sub County Stadium.

Joseph Mwangi scored the solitary goal in the 49th minute.

Under the tutelage of new coach Salim Babu, Nzoia Sugar have now moved five-points clear off the automatic two relegation slots.

Ironically, Nzoia bagged the first win of the season against the same opponent in the first leg held at Sudi Stadium in December last year. The match ended 3-1 in favour of the sugar men.

Interestingly, this was also Nzoia’s second win of the season.

Following the result, the team has also bagged the first win under coach Salim Babu who was appointed early this month.

Nzoia are now 15th on the log with 15 points.

Meanwhile, Wazito put behind their financial troubles to edge out Kenya Police 3-2 in another entertaining match staged at Nyayo National Stadium.

Elly Asieche put Wazito ahead in the 10th minute after connecting well to Levin Odhiambo's cross from the right.

However, winger Clifton Miheso restored parity for the law enforcers from the spot kick in the 23rd minute after defender Rooney Onyango handled the ball inside the box.

Wazito continued to dictate proceedings and added the second and third goals through South Sudan import John Kuol and Amos Ekhalie after costly goalkeeping howlers from Kenya Police custodian Reuben Juma.

In the 65th minute, Charles Ouma reduced the deficit for Kenya Police with a close range shot past Ugandan custodian Bashir Ssekagya as Wazito held on to win 3-2.

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