Western Stima fall again as Zoo, Homeboyz end it square

Western Stima FC continued their poor run of form when visiting Nairobi city Stars made away with all the share of spoils from their BetKing Premier League round 13 contest played at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu from 3 pm. City, sealed the three points before half time through goals from Eric Ombija and Peter Opiyo.

The hosts had over the weekend lost to Kakamega Homeboyz at home and looked the brighter of the two sides in the opening exchanges against City.

Mukisa Junior stood behind a 32nd minute free kick but could only see his shot hit the post and bounce away for a goal kick. City had survived, and had to do something as the heavens opened up on the astro turf.

The visitors dully earned the lead in the 37th minute when Bolton Omwenga swung corner kick that was unattended up until it landed on Ombija’s feet. Easy tap in for 1-0.

Things would go from bad to worse for the hosts as City were awarded a penalty after a handball in the box. Only two minutes remained till half time and Peter Opiyo ensured the game stretched further away from the home team.

The second was a slippery- literally, affair as the rains continued to pound Moi Stadium.

Coach Juma Abdallah, watched as the visitors thwarted every attempt on goal. Ebrimma Sanne and Anthony Kimani would be withdrawn for the visitors as David Agesa and Timothy Ouma came on for cause more torment for Stima.

No more goal would be scored as Stima lost a second successive home tie to further lay precariously at the foot of the table.

At the Green Stadium in Kericho, Kakamega Homeboyz battled to a 1-1 draw against hosts Zoo to see the Kericho side maintain its place at the base of the log.

Zoo had taken the lead through Colllins Neto, and things would go from bad to worse for the visiting Homeboyz side when goalkeeper Geoffrey Oputi went into the referee’s book twice.

Playing with ten men, Homeboyz however even the scores for 1-1 through Sylvester Owino and had even taken the lead through Christopher Masinza later on only for the second assistant to raise alarm for offside.

Both teams had to settle for a 1-1 share of the spoils.

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