Jericho FC laboured to pip arch rivals Kayole Asubuhi 1-0 in a nerve-racking Super Eight Premier League duel held at a fully-packed City Stadium at the weekend.
The two teams could not be separated in the first half as they tied 0-0 in a highly physical encounter. After the breather, the teams became more adventurous seeking the elusive goal, but it was Jericho’s skipper Kevin Oreso who broke the deadlock during added minutes to hand Jericho the much deserved win.
Once Eastland’s powerhouse, Jericho were under pressure to win the high profile clash after Kayole denied them the title last year and it was sweet revenge.
Following the win, Jericho displaced the cup holders from their third spot on 27 points as the title holders moved a spot down on 26 points, nine shy of leaders Kawangware United.
Kayole’s head coach Isaiah ‘Song’ Omondi said the match would have gone either way, but blamed the keeper for conceding an easy goal.
“It was a difficult match against our opponents but we would have picked a point had our experienced custodian not made the mistake that gifted Jericho the goal.