Two second half goals from Shami Mwinyi and David Okoth were enough to hand Nicholas Muyoti’s Kakamega Homeboyz FC three points when Nairobi City Stars FC visited the Bukhungu Stadium on Saturday 6th- a BetKing Premier League fixtures contested from 3 pm.
The visitors will however, rue their missed first half chances- and the huge spell of dominance in the match over the hosts as Okoth had to rise off the bench to add to a Shami opener. All these despite a slightly over ten minutes of power play for the visitors who had superior numbers after Brian Chala was sent ooff.
David Agesa was a nuisance to the hosts, ravaging City’s left of attack at every turn and in the 14th minute, delivered a cross that just went begging.
The visitors survived an injury scare when goalkeeper Steve Njunge went down an off the ball incident but was up in not time after the medical team arrived. Homeboyz, as it seemed, were restricted to fleeting chances by the visitors. Agesa would almost head City into the lead but his effort went inches wide.
It would be safe to suggest Homeboyz survived the first half.
The hosts, knowing City were out to win the clash, changed a few things in the second half- First, it was Mwinyi Shami pushed out wide on the flanks while Mudavadi Moses tucked inside. This worked.
Arriving to drive in a Steve Njunge spill from an initial Mudavadi attempt, Shami sent the hosts into the lead in the 74th minute. City were stunned.
Coach Muyoti then summoned David Okoth off the bench to take up Stephen Etyang’s place and this change too proved tactical as it was the left footed attacker with a powerful 93rd minute shot that beat Njunge and found home at the back of the net for 2-0.
Everything had turned against City Stars as the hosts ran out 2-0 winners.