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Warriors show no mercy to Rift Valley club in KHU league match at City Park

Butari Warriors saw off Nakuru Club 4-1 in a thrilling match played at the City Park Stadium yesterday to remain third on the log.

The win was retaliation for an earlier 1-1 stalemate recorded on May 28 when they visited Nakuru.

Butali were the hosts of the day and had come off a hurtful 3-1 loss to Green Sharks on Saturday to hammer Nakuru in a match that had been speculated to be tougher than the previous encounter.

Butali’s head coach Godfrey Wakachunga was pleased by yesterday’s win despite failing to tame the Sharks during Saturday’s match.

“Today we played well, our focus was to win the match coming off a disappointing loss yesterday. We took the positives from that match and today our systems ensured that we leave with maximum points from this match,” said Wakachunga.

Seth Oburu grabbed the lead for the Warriors in the fifth minute with a field goal to put them ahead. His goal was complemented by goal-scoring machine Lawrence Okubasu 19 minutes later to make it a 2-0 lead at half time. Nakuru however hit back in the last minute of the third quarter with a goal which cut down the margin to 2-1 courtesy of David Pewa’s stick.

Nakuru’s comeback was however demolished by Kenyan internationals Maxwell Fuchaka and skipper Zack Aura with a goal each in that respect to see off spirited Nakuru with a 4-1 win. Earlier during the day, Strathmore ladies team recorded a 5-0 win over Mombasa Sports Club ladies team at the same venue.

On the ladies premier league standings, Scorpions win leaves them at fourth place with 27 points as their Sunday opponents MSC remain ninth with 7 points. Gilly Okumu opened the floodgates in the second minute of the game after MSC defenders failed to contain the first sting attempt.

Winnie Ingati, would thereafter score her first goal in that match off a series of attack in MSC’ half.

Strathmore’s skipper Yvonne Karanja slotted in her flick to take the lead to 3-0 in the second quarter of the match. Denise Odongo and livewire Winnie Ingati then sealed the match with a 5-0 win courtesy of scoring a goal each.

Telkom Kenya ladies team registered the biggest win of the weekend after they whitewashed Jkuat Wild Cats 6-0.

The league defending champions ensured they remained on top of the standings with 36 points, five ahead of USIU-A on the log as Jkuat remained fifth after the match with 25 points.

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