Wazito FC bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to Kariobangi Sharks with a 3-1 whipping of ten-man Vihiga United on Friday 4th December at Utalii Grounds.
The hosts started the match strongly and in the 12th minute, they deservedly took the lead through Boniface Omondi who headed home from the rebound after Joel Waithira’s shot had been saved by Joel Bataro.
They continued pressing and got a second in the 28th minute through Dennis Ng’ang’a who curled home a fantastic free-kick.
Vihiga forward line led by veteran Meshack Karani didn’t trouble the Wazito defenders much and Francis Kimanzi’s side took a 2-0 lead to the break.
The visitors’ hope of coming back after the interval were dashed when defender Sammy Sindani was sent off for confronting the match officials after the halftime whistle.
Nine minutes after the interval, the hosts added a third through Whyvonne Isuza who tapped home from a Kevin Kimani cross. Vihiga pulled one back in spectacular fashion in the 63rd minute when Norman Werunga found the back of the net with a ferocious free-kick.
The win moves Wazito from rock bottom in the table to 7th, they next play Posta Rangers. Vihiga on the other hand drop to 17th, their next opponent is Nzoia Sugar FC.
Wazito Starting XI: Fredrick Odhiambo (GK) Dennis Sikhayi, Johnstone Omurwa Bernard Ochieng, Dennis Ng’ang’a, Fidel Origa, Brian Musa (67′ Musa Masika), Whyvonne Isuza, (87’Joshua Nyatini) Joe Waithira, Boniface Omondi (69′ Vincent Oburu) Kevin Kimani
Unused subs: Stephen Odhiambo (GK), David Otieno, Ali Hassan, Clinton Okoth, Kevin Okumu Amos Asembeka
Vihiga United Starting XI: Joel Bataro (GK), Dennis Ombeva, Odongo Michael, Sindani Sammy, Werunga Norman, Patrick Okullo (58′ Hillary Otieno), Abisalom Onyango, Wycliffe Nthata, Meshack Karani, Alex Imbusia (58’Hillary Otieno),Wafula Dennis.
Unused subs: Alube Morgan (GK), Kevin Omondi, Tyronne Owino, David Simiyu, Johnson Kidambu, Lawrence Luvanda
Wazito FC vs Vihiga United match officials
Match commissioner-John Ngururi
Center referee-Raymond Onyango
1st Assistant referee-Doreen Kendi
2nd Assistant referee-Michael Maru
Reserve referee-Josiah Awiti