KCB cuts Tusker lead as Mathare relegation misery piles

KCB cuts Tusker lead as Mathare relegation misery piles

The race for the Betking Premier League continues to intensify with KCB cutting down Tusker’s lead to one point after a 3-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks at Thika Sub County Stadium on Sunday.

The bankers are now on 54 points, one below Tusker with both teams having six games to play for before the end of the season.

Samuel Mwangi’s sixth-minute goal gave KCB an early lead in the contest before Kenyan international Baraka Badi added the second from the spot 10 minutes after the breather. Michael Oduor then put the game beyond Shark’s reach with the third goal in the 58th minute.

Down to the relegation battle, Vihiga United earned a crucial 2-0 win over Western Stima at the Nakuru Agricultural Show Ground.

Wycliffe Nthata opened the scoring chart just six minutes into the game before Stewart Omondi added the second at the half-hour mark. This was the fourth win for Coach Mike Mururi’s men who are still 15th but one point below Stima with both teams remaining with five matches to the end of the season.

In a late kick-off battle at the same venue, local giants AFC Leopard survived a late scare and settled for a 2-2 draw. Nzoia’s Hillary Simiyu spot-kick and Masha Gaetan 57th minute strike cancelled Elvis Rupia first-half opener before youngster Dan Sunguti spoiled the party for the cane cutters to draw Leopards levelled at death.

At Thika Sub County Stadium, Wazito beat bottom-placed Mathare to take their points tally to 41, three behind third-placed Leopards and Kariobangi Sharks both on 44 points but the latter has a minor goal difference.

Quick second-half goals from Vincent Oburu in the 54th and 56th minutes sealed maximum points for the moneybags while David Ochieng’ score the lone goal for the moneybags.

In other matches, William Wadri’s lone goal was enough to sink Posta Rangers in Mbaraki while Kakamega Homeboyz came from behind to record a vital 2-1 win over Sofapaka in Wundanyi.

Homeboyz’s goals were netted by Geoffrey Opoku and Stephen Wakanya while Nigerian import Sunday Ikekhai bagged Batoto ba Mungu’s lone goal.