Mount Kenya United put their troubles aside to bag maximum points against Zoo Kericho in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match played on Sunday.
The Nairobi-based side had just handed a walkover to Gor Mahia on Thursday after the players refused to play, demanding for unpaid salaries to be paid.
Despite the shambolic preparations, the Melis Medo-led side gave their best on the pitch to claim maximum points. After settling early and pinning their opponents in their own half, the visitors lacked composure in front of the goal, though.
When it seemed that the first half will end goalless, Norman Werungacapitalised on defensive lapses to score for his team in the 44th minute.
Mount Kenya doubled their advantage in the 68th minute courtesy of former Mathare United striker Brian Nyakan.
The hosts had to do something to get into the match and after missing some good chances, Derrick Anami halved the deficit with a good header after the defenders failed to clear the danger.
That goal did little to affect the inspired Mt. Kenya side and a few moments later, Brian Nyakan completed his double to put the game beyond the home side.
Danson Chetambe scored late into the game to give Zoo a second goal but that was too little too late as the visitors held on to bag crucial points.
Elsewhere, AFC Leopards picked up an important 2-1 win over third-placed Bandari in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match played on Sunday.
Goals from Vincent Oburu and Whyvonne Isuza enabled Ingwe to record a first win since August 2018, while Nigerian striker Alex Orotomal netted the only goal for the visitors.
Oburu scored the first goal for AFC Leopards in the 16th minute when the Bandari backline failed to stop Paul Were from getting into their box. Were’s cutback landed on Oburu’s feet and the youngster had enough space to slot the ball past Faroukh Shikhalo.
Oburu wasted a chance that would have given him a double in the 43rd minute when he headed the ball off-target when Were had made an easy run past several Bandari defenders and placed the ball on his path.
A 50th minute run by William Wadri right from the midfield flopped as he sent the ball way off target when Ingwe’s defenders were closing on him.
Orotomal scored the equalising goal for the Dockers in the 57th minute when he poked the ball past Bakame. Ingwe had to blame themselves because they failed completely to clear their area from a Bandari corner.
The ball was played around the area until it reached the former AFC Leopards man, who just needed a slight touch to put the ball into the net.
Isuza scored the second goal for Leopards in the 76th minute when his final shot bounced over Shikhalo. Brian Marita did the donkey work as he waded through the right flank and delivered a low cross that Isuza met to score his seventh goal of the season.
Marita was substituted immediately and his place was taken by Wayi Yeka.
Were failed to stretch the scoreline from Bandari’s reach in the 93rd minute after a one-on-one scenario with Shikhalo, but the final score remained in favour of hosts nonetheless. Article from Goal Kenya