Bandari FC, Posta Rangers and Tusker FC all claimed wins in Kenyan Premier League (KPL) round 23 matches played Sunday 14 April.
AFC Leopards, who were also taking part in the round, playing away to Sony Sugar in Awendo, saw their match halted after an hour as heavy rains pounded the area. Leopards were leading 1-0 courtesy of Whyvonne Isuza’s 3rd minute strike.
Title chasing Bandari battled through the rain at the Kericho Green Stadium to claim a 2-1 win over 10-man Western Stima and move up to second on the standings with 42 points, two adrift of leaders Gor Mahia. Though that could change if now 3rd place Sofapaka come up with all the spoils in the late kickoff against KCB.
Stima broke the deadlock after only 10 minutes but Bandari would respond on 23 minutes with Brian Otieno netting with a header to claim his first goal for the dockers.
Things would go against the hosts after the equalizer as custodian Samuel Odhiambo was shown a straight red card for handling the ball outside of his jurisdiction as he attempted to stop Benjamin Mosha from being through on goal.
The second half would see Bandari make their numerical advantage count as Yema Mwana latched on to a William Wadri pass to score his 6th goal of the season on the hour mark.
Elsewhere at the MISC Kasarani, Tusker FC claimed a 2-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks with Timothy Otieno and inform Boniface Muchirir with second-half goals. Muchiri’s goal is his 6th of the season.
The win lifts Tusker up to 4th with 37 points while Sharks who are now winless in six games with four being losses, remain in 8th place with 31 points, that though is subject to change with the round still in play.
Rangers’ MKU rout
In the early kick off, Posta Rangers did their survival hopes a world of good in some dominant fashion as they moved out of the drop zone courtesy of a 6-2 win over bottom side Mt. Kenya United. The win lifted Rangers up to 15th on the standings with 21 points with MKU suffering their second successive loss by conceding six goals, remaining rooted at the bottom with 12 points