The 2008 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Mathare United beat Kariobangi Sharks in the “Slum Derby” for back to back wins as Vihiga Bullets fired blanks in their home fixture against Bidco United in Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKF PL) matches on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
Kariobangi Sharks 1 Mathare United 2
Mathare United edged out the 2018 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup champions Kariobangi Sharks 2-1 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, Annex in Nairobi.
The win pushed Mathare United out of the automatic relegation places as they now sit 16th on the log with a total of 9 points.
Donald Ange shot Mathare United into the lead from the spot in the 28th minute after being fouled by Timothy Ekhavi for the referee to order for a penalty.
Mathew Kibiwott equalized for Kariobangi Sharks just before half time for a 1-1 stalemate at the breather.
Daniel Otieno looped the ball over the Sharks goalkeeper Kevin Ouru with a header from a throw in ball by Brian Okeyo for the winning goal in the 85th minute.
Kariobangi Sharks, with their fourth loss of the season, are thirteenth with 16 points collected.
Jairo Bernard, Fidel Otieno, Joseph Odhiambo, Brian Okeyo, Gideon Were, Derrick Ikholi, Curtis Wekesa, Khalid Jumaan, Donald Ange, Steve Kimani, Francis Wasike.
SUBSTITUTES: Brian Olang’o, Augustine Kuta, Reagan Onyango, Dennis Sakhwe, Victor Kioko, Chris Opondo, Douglas Koech, Daniel Otieno, Samson Otieno.
Kevin Ouru, Kevin Musamali, Timothy Ikhavi, Collins Obanda, Geoffrey Onyango, Keith Imbali, Fortune Omoto, Julius Julius Masaba, Matthew Kibiwott, Shariff Musa, Tyson Otieno
SUBSTITUTES: Gideon Ogweno, Leon Otieno, Dan Guya, Biron Otieno, Isaac Wasambo, Sigmunn Maina, Paul Odhiambo, Moses Shikanda.
Vihiga Bullets 0 Bidco United 3
Henry “Gaucho” Juma netted twice to condemn Vihiga Bullets to a 3-0 loss and consign them to the basement of the league at Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega.
In the 39th minute, Juma finished with an easy tap from Benson Iregi for the opener before adding nine minutes into the second half through the same combination.
Ezekiel Okare came off the bench, won a penalty, and converted to secure the three points.
The win lifts Bidco United to tenth in the log with 19 points.