Kakamega Homeboyz picked maximu points in round 12 of the KPL as they put up a commanding showing against Mathare United to win 3-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Friday 29 November.
A double from Peter Thiong’o and a solo strike from David Okoth secured the three points for Nicholas Muyoti’s men.
Mathare, who had Roy Okal sent off with 10 minutes remaining on the clock, scored their consolation through John Mwangi.
The win sees Nicholas Muyoti’s men move up to 2nd on the KPL log with 20 points, three points ahead of 4th placed Mathare who could drop all the way down to 10th by the round concludes on Sunday.
Slight showers before kickoff saw the game delayed by atleast 10 minutes but by the time the first whistle was blown, it seemed like the delay had done more good for the visitors than it had done for the hosts.
Mathare looked sluggish throughout the game and were 2-0 down by the time Mwangi was being introduced with an hour gone.
Salim Ali’s charges, who have now lost two of their last three matches, were given a bit of life with Mwangi and Tyson Otieno’s introductions but Okal’s dismissal with 10 minutes left on the clock took ythe wind out of their sails to the advantage of Homeboyz who capitalized through Okoth.
Mathare will hope to bounce back against AFC Leopards on Sunday on matchday 13, a day after Homeboyz travel away to Nzoia Sugar.