A brace from John Njuguna and a Teddy Siwa effort was enough for struggling Nakuru All Stars to see off visiting Isibania 3-0 at Afraha Stadium Sunday.
The win moved them to 11 points and put them in track for surviving the chop despite still holding the basement position. All Stars took full control of proceedings but simply because cash strapped Isibania played two men less since they could not raise a full team.
In the 27th minute against the run of play, All Stars new acquisition Njuguna pounced on a loose ball from the defence before rounding off the opposing goalkeeper for the opener. Dan Musta’s Isibania just toiled and used the ball sparingly and cautiously to remain alive in the one-sided match.
In the second half, a rejuvenated All Stars raised the bar and pressed their opponents in their own half with sizzling attacks.
It did not help matters for Isibania that they only deployed a lone striker who struggled to get space or a ball.
Teddy Siwa was to rise highest in the 59th minute to net the second off a corner for the home team to close out the match going by the body language of Isibania.
The third came in from Njuguna off a cross 10 minutes to close off the match to collect full points as the second leg of the National Super League resumed proper.
Elsewhere Western Stima spurned the chance to go top after a goalless draw against Modern Coast Rangers at Mbaraki Grounds. Richard Makumbi’s men were wasteful but also looked out of sorts against a resolute home side who looked happy with the draw.
Meanwhile the match between Kenya Police and FC Talanta scheduled for Camp Toyoyo failed to kickoff after the latter failed to book the venue in time.
ture display at prominent locations where instant prizes and football merchandise were given to the traders with the best displays.
Other prizes that were up for grabs in the competitions included Tuk Tuk delivery vans, motorbikes, Samsung 50” UHD television.