For the past few weeks, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League side Zoo FC has raised the red flag over security concerns during their away matches.
Zoo’s complaints came in the wake of incidents in which their players and fans were injured in alleged revenge missions at Muhoroni and Bukhungu Stadia where a section of fans have been a subject of fierce ridicule for their hostility towards the Kericho side.
However, such unsporting behaviour has not stopped Zoo from winning away matches and the team replicated the same at the weekend by beating Bidco United 4- 2 in Thika to leap frog Kakamega Homeboyz to the second slot thus putting themselves in a vantage position of securing promotion to next year’s league.
It was a come-from-behind win for Zoo with ex-Gor Mahia player Haji Mwachoki putting them ahead in the fourth minute before Mike Madoya put Bidco level with a 12th minute penalty conversion.
Hussein Puzo restored Bidco’s lead in the 20th minute after which Madoya grabbed his brace on the spot again followed by Isaac Kipyegon and Ben Wanguche accounting for one goal each for the big win.
Zoo coach Ken Ochieng expressed satisfaction with the result, saying: “I attribute the success to sound team spirit. We are taking each of the remaining matches at a time since the league is far from won.”
Like Zoo, league leaders Posta Rangers were in an uncompromising mood, crushing West Kenya Sugar 4-1 in Kakamega. Collins Omondi, Joseph Mbugi, Jerry Santos and Joseph Nyagah were on the mark for Rangers with Brian Arasa pulling one back for West Kenya.