Western Stima FC had to come from behind to earn a 2-1 win over visiting Mathare United in a round 17 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match played from 3 pm at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu. Going down in just the 3rd minute through Tyson Otieno, the home side clawed their way back into the match through James Ogada and Henry Onyango who had incidentally come on for Ogada. The visitors wasted no time going into the lead as in just the 3rd minute, Tyson Otieno beat the offside trap to find goalkeeper Samuel Odhiambo's far post. For 15 minutes, United bossed the proceedings with Stima's entry into the opposition box heavily restricted. Kevin Kimani stood behind a 30th-minute free-kick and had his effort go just inches over the bar. Alwanga Clifford would rattle the upright five minutes later as United enjoyed an excellent half an hour of play. Coach Salim Babu had to react quick and soon withdrew Lucas Weitere in the 41st minute, in his place, new signing Festo Omukoto stormed the fray and would get Stima's first attempt on target with his first touch. Job Ochieng calmly collected the low drive. Not wanting to go into the break trailing, the hosts drew level right at the half time mark. Baron Oketch had struck his left-footed shot right into goalkeeper Job Ochieng's chest but James Ogada was on hand to drive home the rebound. It was 1-1 and the half time break beckoned. Second Half The second half began with Mathare looking to reclaim their lead, and Daniel Okoth could have gotten it with his 51st-minute close-range drive after Tyson Otieno had dispossessed Salim Odeka in the Stima box. Odhiambo, however, came to Stima's rescue, parrying the ball out for a corner kick. The hosts threw in another new signing ten minutes after the restart in the way of Kevin Omundi who took Baron Oketch's place.
In the 64th minute, United would be dealt a blow when David Owino came off worse from an aerial duel between him and Villa Oromcan. He would be stretchered off and in his absence, Stima went up. It had taken United two minutes to find a replacement. Henry Onyango was Coach Salim's last roll of the dice as he took James Ogada's place in the 71st minute, one minute later- the former Kibera Black Stars man fired the hosts into the lead. Mathare, unable to replicate their first-half performance, fell 2-1 at full time as Stima stayed undefeated in eight league matches and undefeated at home since the season began.