Mathare United hit Wazito to move out of relegation zone

Mathare United players celebrate after scoring. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Mathare United on Saturday moved out of the relegation zone after narrowly defeating struggling Wazito 1-0 in a FKF Premier League match played at Ruaraka Grounds in Nairobi.

Daniel Otieno 80th minute header was all that Mathare needed as they collected maximum points to move 15th on the log with 13 points, one above the danger zone.

The win, Mathare's fourth of the campaign, lifted them above Nairobi City Stars who dropped to the relegation zone after Simba wa Nairobi lost 2-0 to Ulinzi Stars at Kasarani Annex. Enosh Ochieng scored a brace for Ulinzi Stars.

Wazito on the other hand remain in 17th position, with only 10 points to their name.

Wazito who are now based in Kisumu County came off to an aggressive start, pinning Mathare to their half but none of the sides seemed to create clear goal-scoring opportunities in the first half.

In the final half, it took 35 minutes for the hosts to find the all-important goal as Otieno headed past Churcil Obudho in goal for Wazito off a long throw ball.

In Kakamega, Vihiga Bullets registered their 13 defeat of the season after going down 1-0 to Kakamega Homeboyz. Bandari defeated Bidco United 2-0 in Mombasa.

Gor Mahia also picked their first win over Kenya Police after coming from behind to defeat the Law Enforcers 2-1 at Kasarani Stadium.

Red-hot Benson Omalla scored the winner in the 82nd minute, his 16th goal of the season as Gor moved four points clear at the top of the 18-team standings.

Former AFC Leopards hit man Elvis Rupia gave Police the lead with his 12th goal of the campaign before Dennis Nganga restored parity for K'Ogalo.

Gor also moved four points clear at the top of the standings on 37 points ahead of KCB who host AFC Leopards on Sunday at Kasarani Stadium.

FKF Premier

Saturday's Results

Nairobi City Stars 0-2 Ulinzi Stars

Talanta 0-0 Nzoia Sugar

Mathare United 1-0 Wazito

Gor Mahia 2-1 Kenya Police

Bandari 2-0 Bidco United

Homeboyz 1-0 Vihiga Bullets

Sunday's Fixtures

Posta Rangers v Tusker-Kasarani Annex

KCB v AFC Leopards-Kasarani Main Stadium

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