Kenya: KCB Close in on Tusker With Vihiga Win


KCB Saturday piled more pressure on league leaders Tusker at the helm of BetKing Premier League with a 1-0 win over Vihiga United at Utalli grounds.

Second half substitute Samuel Mwangi scored the lone goal in the 82nd minute just two minutes after coming on to reduce Tusker’s lead at the top to only one point.

The Brewers still lead the standings on 26 points from 11 matches after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Wazito on Friday but have played one game more than bankers.

In another match played at the same venue, William Wadri scored as Bandari registered their first win against Nairobi-based teams by beating Kariobangi Sharks 1-0.

At Bukhungu stadium, Shami Kibwana scored for Kakamega Homeboyz in 73rd minute while David Okoth added the second in the 90th minute to sink newly promoted Nairobi City Stars 2-0.

Homeboyz finished the game with 10 men after Brian Chela received marching orders in 82nd minute.

KCB coach Zedekiah “Zico” Otieno was elated by the win heaping praises on Mwangi who has had limited game time this season.

“It was a tough match but it is good we have won after containing them and scoring late in the game.

“Even though he has been coming on as substitute, Mwangi is a good goal poacher and has been scoring for us. He did so even when we lost AFC Leopards. Tactically we were better than Vihiga and that is what got us the win,” said the former Harambee Stars coach.

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