🇰🇪 Kenya Premier League: Ulinzi Stars held in Kericho, Mathare narrowly beat Nzoia

🇰🇪 Kenya Premier League: Ulinzi Stars held in Kericho, Mathare narrowly beat Nzoia

Ulinzi Stars conceded a late goal to draw 2-2 at home against Western Stima at the the Kericho Green Stadium in one of the two matches played on Monday afternoon.

The Soldiers had won just one of their last five matches in the League, and seemed to be on the path to another win before they conceded an 83rd minute goal to see the points shared. 

Ulinzi took a 14th minute lead through Oscar Wamalwa, which was the only goal going into the break. 

The visitors were however level two minutes into the second period as Michika found Micahel Karanor in the box to give away a penalty.

Baron Oketch stepped up and beat Saruni, changing the scoreline to 1-1. 

Ulinzi then regained their lead in the 75th minute as Elvis Nandwa was picked out by Omar Boraafya and he made no mistake. 

The goal, for a moment, seemed enough to give Ulinzi maximum points, but they were pinned back again by Mbaruku Mohamed, who took full advantage of a poor clearance after a corner to head in.

The draw meant the Soldiers remained eighth on the standings with 14 points, with Stima remaining at the bottom of the standings. 

Mathare back to winning ways 

Elsewhere, Mathare United picked their first win in the last five matches as they saw off Nzoia United 1-0 in a closely contested tie. 

The two had equal share of chances in the opening period, even though none could find a goal. 

The decisive moments came in the second period as James Kinyanjui headed in the opener after being teed-up by Tyson Otieno.

The goal proved the all-important, earning the slum boys maximum points, which lifted them to 16th on the table. 

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