Chemelil Sugar FC’s 2-1 smash and grab win against Kenya Commercial Bank FC not only pulls them further away from the drop zone but also brings the bankers down up to one point within reach from the sugar millers.
Having gone down last Wednesday to bottom on the log Mount Kenya United, Chemelil had Philip Muchuma and Musa Oundo to thank for the Wednesday 24th victory in Machakos and left-back Vincent Mahiga admits it was a tough one against KCB.
”They were well organised in the midfield, had better possession but we shut them out. I think we were the better team overall and not just the result. It was an away match and we expected that it would be tough,” the 23-year-old tells Soka.
KCB had taken the lead in the first half but former Mathare United youngster Musa Oundo cancelled this out before the break. They would then wait for the 89th minute to power in the winner with Mahiga on the end of the assist to Muchuma Philip.
He now sees a high chance of finishing in the top ten when the league closes.
”If we maintain the focus, a top ten finish is realistic. Right now we cannot underrate any team as there is no easy game,” he adds.
The former GFE 105 defender has so far raked in 6 assists for the sugar millers and two goals for the season. Next up for them is a visit from Nzoia Sugar FC, a side they dispatched 1-0 in Sudi Stadium in the first leg.
Francis Baraza’s men are now placed 13th on the 18-team Kenyan Premier League table standings after 25 matches with 28 points.