Home team Oserian from Naivasha called it late yesterday to beat Nzoia United 1-0 in a Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League match that was characterised by missed chances from both teams.
The showdown pitting two evenly balanced side seemed destined for a deadlock before Philip Muchuma found himself unmarked in added time to drill in the lone goal that assured Oserian of a haul of maximum points.
Oserian coach Nicholas Muyoti commended his players for putting up a gallant fight and eventually win a contest against a highly technical Nzoia side. “We played against a very good side and I must say I’m glad that we managed to convert one of the many scoring chances.
I hope that the boys will maintain this consistency in the team’s quest to earn promotion next year,” said Muyoti after the match. In Ruaraka’s Tusker Village, Nakumatt needed a first-half goal to sink Talanta 1-0.
The goal that did the trick came through Collins Juma in the 27th minute after he latched onto Tyronne Owino’s cross. In Awendo, Zoo Kericho went on the rampage to hammer cash-strapped Shabana 4-1 with inspirational striker Nicholas Kipkirui and Geoffrey Gichana grabbing a brace each.
Zoo punched holes in the Kisii-based Shabana defence line from the onset and it was Kipkirui who opened the floodgates for the Kericho side in the sixth minute with a predatory strike before Francis Ocholla pulled Shabana level three minutes after half-time.
Kipkirui then scored his second goal in the 52nd minute before Gichana inscribed his name on the score sheet with two quick strikes in the 85th and 88th minutes for Zoo to chalk up a convincing win.