First half strike by Mark Bikokwa and Johnstone Omurwa’s own goal was the difference as Ulinzi stars beat Wazito 2-1 in rescheduled Betking Premier League fixture in Nakuru
Five minutes into the match, Wazito began the match on a high note with a beautiful exchange, Michael Owino with an early attempt but rolls out for goal kick.
A quarter-hour into the game, the visitors pushed yet again for the opener, Kevin Kimani had his goal-bound effort paired back into play by custodian James Saruni in goal for the soldiers.
Five minutes later, Mark Bikokwa broke the deadlock to give the soldiers the lead despite Wazito’s dominance. The forward controlled Paul Muchika’s delivery before putting the ball at the back of the net past helpless Fredrick Odhiambo
At the half-hour mark of the match, Ulinzi Stars doubled their lead through Johnstone Omurwa’s own goal. The defender scored on his net after failing to clear out Brian Birgen’s teasing delivery.
Wazito’s tactician Francis Kimanzi made a quick double change bringing on board Whyvonne Isuza and Eric Otieno for Brian Musa and Joseph Odhiambo but the change proved little as the soldiers held firm for a 2-0 lead at the break.
On resumption for the final half of the game, Wazito returned on a high to level scores, Kevin Kimani had his goal-bound attempt hit attempt Muchika for the corner kick. The resultant delivery proved no serious concern as calmly collected.
On the hour mark, Elvis Nandwa almost added the third for Ulinzi Stars. The midfielder headed on goal Brian Birgen’s sumptuous delivery but keeper Fredrick Odhiambo reacted in time pulling a huge save.
Against the run of play, Wazito was awarded a freekick after Kimani was found 25 yards from goal. The midfielder stepped up and curled in a beautiful strike past James Saruni.
The visitors kept pushing on for the equalizer but the soldiers threw bodies at the back frustrating Wazito’s numerous attacks to collect maximum points from the encounter.