Kakamega Homeboyz’s three-match winning streak was brought to a halt at the Nakuru ASK showground by visiting Wazito FC in a round 27 BetKing Premier League match played from 3:15 pm.
Whyvonne Isuza, coming off the bench, proved the difference in the end to end affair.
The two sides were evenly matched in the opening exchanges, as was characterised in their first leg encounter back in March. As youngster Musa Masika roughed the Homeboyz backline, on the other end, on-form Shami Kibwana was well attended to by Johnstone Omurwa.
Stephen Etyang had the match’s first real chance, but failed to fire to the target a long range effort. ten minutes had been played and when Michael Owino- upfront for the visitors, had to rise up an inspire some hope for Wazito. The former Kisumu All Stars man couldn’t get to Rooney Onyango’s inch-perfect cross in 15 minutes.
Homeboyz carried a yellow card to half time after Moses Mudavadi’s rough challenge on Kevin Kimani on 40 minutes.
Despite sniffing around the right areas in their respective attacks, neither team could find the breakthrough on 45 minutes.
Upon the resumption, Coach Francis Kimanzi was shown his marching orders, possibly for dissent in the first half and his assistant John Kamau rose up to steer the ship.
The second half began with the introduction of Whyvonne Isuza in a trippy change by the visitors. Homeboyz would wait till the 80th minute before jumping in any fresh blood. In between, an under pressure Shami Kibwana’s free-kick in the 75th minute was the closest Homeboyz ha come.
It would be Isuza to settle the clash, latching onto a loose ball outside the 18 yard area in the 88th minute and firing past a forest of bodies in the Homeboyz box. Geoffrey Oputi in goal for the hosts, stood little chance.
Wazito would hold on to claim three vital points from the contest.