Charles Thuku @peoplesport11
Vihiga United edged out Bidco United as Wazito, Nairobi Stima and Ushuru recorded vital wins to keep the chase in FKF National Super League matches played last weekend.
Bidco United travelled to the Mumias Sports Complex on the back of a two-match winning run but found it tough against Vihiga United, going down 2-1. Patrick Okullo and Benard Ochieng’ were on target for Vihiga United with David Juma scoring a consolation for Bidco United. Vihiga maintains top spot with 38 points from 17 matches, with a goal difference of 17 goals.
The team has scored 24 goals and conceded only seven, the least in the league Vihiga’s closest challengers, Wazito and Nairobi Stima, also recorded wins in a double header staged at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds.
The first match of the day saw Nairobi Stima floor FC Talanta 3-1 with goals by Ivan Anguyo, Joel Bataro and Victor Ochamo pepping the power-men. Vincent Wasambo scored a consolation for FC Talanta in the 77th minute.
Nairobi Stima is third on the log with 38 points, similar to league leaders Vihiga United. Stima, however, have a 14 inferior goal difference despite conceding only eight times this season, the second meanest defence.
Later on, Wazito made a statement with a 1-0 win over Kibera Black Stars, their 12th win this season. Oliver Kilonzo thumped in a header off a free kick by Joakim Omollo in the 12th minute, a lead Wazito held onto until full time.
Wazito is second on the log with 38 points. The team has recorded 12 wins, the highest in the league this season, and a goal difference of 16 goals, having scored 30 and conceded 14 Ushuru also dispatched struggling MOSCA 2-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos to keep the pressure on the leading pack.
Barrack Odhiambo and Andrew Murunga were on target for Ushuru with Olesu Tetieh scoring a consolation for MOSCA. Ushuru is fourth on the log with 37 points, only one less than league leaders Vihiga United.