Shami Brace inspires Homeboyz past Mathare

Kakamega Homeboyz staged a last minute come back to rise from 2-1 down by the 80th minute to dispatch Mathare United 4-2 in a round 24 BetKing Premier League match played at the ASK Nakuru showground fom 3:15 pm.

A brace from Shami Mwinyi, and two lone strikes from Moses Mudavadi and Etyang Stephen gifted Nicholas Muyoti’s men a hard-earned victory at their new-found home ground. John Mwangi’s brace on the other end of the field, proved a mere consolation.

The hosts started on a high, pressing high up and forced an error on the Mathare United qwith Mudavadi winning the ball and squaring it to Allan Wanga who would then find Shami for the opener. Only nine minutes had been played.

The would hold onto this lead and only saw midfielder Francis Omondi yellow carded in the first half.

In the second half Mathare came back strongly and a snap cross found John Mwangi unmarked in the Homeboyz box, he would make no mistakes, drawing the visitors level on 57 minutes.

It wouldn’t take long before Mwangi found his second, another quick interchange of play that let him loose in the 64th minute.

Coach Muyoti threw in Stephen Opoku for Wakanya Steve in the 70th minute and the diminutive Ghanaian would prove a thorn in the Mathare defense. In the 82nd minute, he rose high to win an aerial ball and set up Moses Mudavadi who drilled in the equaliser. Homeboyz took the ball to the centre circle immediately.

Shami left it late to reclaim the lead when he slotted in the 3rd right on the stroke of ninety minutes. As Mathare restarted play from the centre circle, David Okoth won possession and let Etyang Stephen score the fourth goal for the hosts as Mathare looked on stunned.

There was no rescuing the slumboys from the marauding Homeboyz as the scores stood at 4-2 when full time beckoned.

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