Mathare United midfielder Cliff Nyakeya is now on double figures for the season in terms of goals scored as he netted a brace on Wednesday 1 May to help the slumboys to a 3-1 win over lowly Zoo FC in a round 27 league fixture played at the Kasarani Stadium.
The reigning KPL Awards midfielder of the year scored either side of Clifford Alwanga’s effort to pile more misery on their relegation threatened opponents. He is now on 11 goals for the season.
Goalkeeper Matthew Elungat scored from the spot Zoo’s consolation.
The win lifts Mathare up one place and into 4th on the standings with 43 points while Zoo, who have now lost 14 out of the 26 matches that they have played, remain second from bottom with 20 points.
Nyakeya has been a bright spark for Mathare in the last two campaigns and with Wednesday’s double, which is his second in succession following the two against Sofapaka, the former Gor Mahia youth player is well on course to surpassing last season’s tally of 14 goals.
Elsewhere at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, 10-man Western Stima ended their long wait for a league win as they rose to defeat Mt Kenya United 3-0.
Kennedy Otieno, Henry Onyango and goalkeeper Samuel Odhiambo scored the goals which end a treacherous run of form for the powermen who last claimed a league win in February, 13 match days ago.
That run saw coach Paul Ogai suffer the sack with former Sony Sugar coach Salim Babu being brought on board. The win in Babu’s first in his second outing as coach.
The only downside to the win was the sending off of defender Vincent Omumbo for a second bookable offence in the second half.
Stima now move up up to 30 points and into 13th on the standings while MKU remain rooted at the bottom of the log with 18 points.