A second half strike from second half substitute Derrick Otanga ensured Frank Ouna’s reign at Mathare United started on a sour note as KCB came from behind to win 2-1 in a rescheduled BetKing Premier League (BPL) match at Ruaraka grounds on Wednesday.
With the win KCB moved up to second place on the log only a point behind leaders Tusker as Mathare’s miseries continued to pile up.
It is however the slum boys who had an explosive start to the game.David Otieno gave new coach Frank Ouna the perfect start to his tenure, netting in the second minute of the game before the dust had settled.
David Simiyu missed a glorious chance to restore his team back into the game when he fluffed his effort just two minutes to the interval, placing his free header in the box just wide of the Mathare goal.
A minute later, Mathare went on the attack. James Kinyanjui chasing down a Danson Kago through pass before finding an unmarked John Mwangi in KCB’s danger area. The winger could however not find the target as his effort rolled off wide.
That inaccuracy was punished on the cusp of the half time break, Wasambo Vincent firing in an effort that beat David Ochieng’ in the Mathare goal after a slighy touch off his defennders to ensure a different team talk going into the break.
KCB upped the ante in the second half, camping in Mathare’s half and knocking on the door. Against the run of play it is Mathare’s Klinsman Omulanga who almost gave Mathare the lead. His hard low shot forced the KCB into a low save that was parried out for a corner.
In the 75th minute, substitute Derrick Otanga repaid his manager’s faith after a quickly taken free kick caught the slum boys’ defensive line napping. One on one with the goal the striker coolly lofted the ball over the Mathare keeper to give his side a crucial lead which turned out as the goal that settled the contest.