Western Stima retained their place at the summit of the FKF National Super League when they came from behind to edge out ten-man KCB 2-1. The match was played on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Camp Toyoyo.
Stima started the match with attacking intent, but it’s the Bankers who drew first blood through Zachary Gathu, following a goalmouth melee.
The guests would, however, get a chance back into the match when KCB defender Dennis Gicheru was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box. Samuel Odhiambo stepped up to take the resultant penalty kick, calmly slotting it past Juma Mpongo in the KCB goal.
As the match seemed to be heading for a draw at fulltime, second-half substitute Fredrick Nyarombo delivered a sucker punch to see Stima go back home with all three points.
The win consequently sees Western Stima open up a four-point gap between them and second-placed KCB, who, however, have a game in hand.
Nakuru All Stars
Earlier on at Camp Toyoyo, Nakuru All-Stars had picked up their first point of the season in a barren draw against Nairobi City Stars.
Isibania was also held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Modern Coast Rangers at the Awendo Green Stadium.
At the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, St Joseph Youth was held to a 1-1 draw by Nairobi Stima. The draw was the hosts’ eighth of the season, the most by any club in the NSL.