Substitutes Allan Wanga and Robert Arrot were the toast for Kakamega Homeboyz FC when they did battle against Western Stima, coming from 2-1 behind to win 3-2 in a round 12 BetKing Premier League match played at the Moi Stadium from 3 pm.
Sylvester Owino had given the visitors the lead but Stima struck back through Kennedy Otieno and Mweru Isaac. Arrot and Wanga had to come off the bench in the second half to gift victory to the Homeboyz.
The match started with Stima sitting back to soak pressure, and latching on the counters against a Homeboyz backline that stood high. Goalkeeper Stephen Otieno in goal for the hosts was kept busy with Homeboy’s long cross balls.
In the 17th minute, George Odiwour would find himself unmark on Stima’s right blind side and he fired towards keeper Otieno who, failing to deal with it, could only watch as Sylvester Owino tapped in the opener.
Stima, however, responded two minutes later with Kennedy Otieno rising to head home a rebound off Geoffrey Oputi who had failed to completely deal with Baron Oketch’s shot.
Baron would turn provider one more time at the half hour mark, this time, delivering a cross that was well met by Isaac Mweru for 2-1.
Time carried this lead into the break but had two yellow card warnings at the back in Clinton Bulimo and Kennedy Owino.
Coach Nicholas Muyoti observed the second half for fifteen minutes before throwing in Allan Wanga and David Okoth for Chris Masinza and Stephen Etyang. Failing to get the results upfront as he had wished, he again there in Robert Arrot for Ahmed Ali Bhai. Estone Esiye took Shami Kibwana’s place
Stima, meanwhile, were reduced to ten men as Bulimo earned his second yellow card for time wasting in the 82nd minute. This must have been the signal for Homeboyz. First, Arrot latched onto a lose ball from an initial Collins Odhiambo shot to level matters in the 84th minute.
Wanga, tapping in Esiye’s effort in the 90th minute, ensured the visitors walked away with their second away victory of the season.