Mathare United claimed their first win of the 2020/21 BetKing Premier League (BPL) season thanks to a 2-0 win over Zoo FC in a rescheduled tie played at the Kasarani Stadium on Monday 18 January.
Early goals from Daniel Otieno and John Mwangi handed Salim Ali’s charges the win that lifts them off of bottom place and over Zoo who now find themselves trailing the rest of the pack.
In the last two games, Mathare have conceded early to eventually end up losing but on Monday, it was the Slumboys who were quick off the blocks and took the lead in the 7th minute thanks to Otieno’s low cut finish after being found in space by the lively Mwangi.
Four minutes later, Mwangi would double Mathare’s lead as he pounced on his initial shot that had been parried back to him by Vincent Misikhu.
And with that, the points were sealed as a more solid defensive showing kept Zoo at bay.
Below is how both teams lined-up;
Starting XI: Job Ochieng (GK), Martin Ongori, David Ochieng, Austin Ochieng, Norman Ogolla, Lennox Ogutu, Chris Oduor (C) (89’ A.Ndonye), Daniel Otieno (72’ C.Okeyo), Danson Kago (62’ B.Akenga), John Mwangi, Dani Lual (72’ K.Omulanga)
Subs: David Okello (GK), Kennedy Ochieng, Martin Werunga, Khalid Jumaan, Eugene Wethuli,
Starting XI: Vincent Misikhu (GK), Brian Kiplangat (75’ A.Onchwari), Pascal Ogweno, Matini Murabwa, Stanslaus Akiya, Geoffrey Gichana, Ongeri Dennis, Summy Ggolola, Kefa Ondati, Odongo Tayo (80’ N.Ondari), Collins Neto
Subs: Maxwell Mulili (GK), George Otieno, Edwin Namasaka, Ernest Kipkoech, Danson Kiprono, Dominic Kiprono