Masinza bags a brace as Vihiga scale Mount Kenya


Masinza bags a brace as Vihiga scale Mount Kenya
(FILE)Vihiga United FC players celebrate victory against FC Talanta during their National Super League (NSL) match at Camp Toyoyo stadium in Nairobi on October 15, 2017. Vihiga United FC won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • It was goals, guile and flair as Vihiga United outclassed Mount Kenya to a record a 3-2  victory in a sumptuously served Kenya Premier League (KPL) match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.
  • The only KPL match of the day offered top class entertainment as five goals were scored in the hotly contested match.

It was goals, guile and flair as Vihiga United outclassed Mount Kenya to a record a 3-2  victory in a sumptuously served Kenya Premier League (KPL) match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.

The only KPL match of the day offered top class entertainment as five goals were scored in the hotly contested match.

The visitors got off to a fine afternoon, dictating play for the greater part of opening half an hour, but could not convert the seductive goal scoring opportunities, with Christopher Masinza the main culprit.

Mike Mururi rallied his troops for a much needed win over the troubled Mount Kenya United, with skipper Amos Kigadi, Masinza and Dennis Wafula linking up superbly to tease coach Melis Medo’s backline.

The pressure paid six minutes after the half hour mark as creative head Kigadi set up Masinza who slotted home much to his relief after numerous misfiring attempts .

United were not done yet and pushed on for an insurance goal, and three minutes to the break wonder kid Lawrence Luvanda, who is on a year-long loan deal from AFC Leopards, was at it as he slotted home to double up the visitors lead, ensuring the contest went to a 2-0 interval.

After the break coach Mururi called on Alex Imbusia with forward Dennis Wafula taking his place on the bench three minutes into the second half.

The home team hit back through midfielder Joseph Wanyonyi just five minutes after their opponents’ change as Medo and his troops rallied for a memorable fight back .

Mururi could not take the spontaneous sting as his side pushed the hosts to the wall in bid to restore their two-goal lead, seeing a glorious goal-scoring opportunity  squandered in the 64th minute.

Masinza was back for a brace five minutes later to restore his sides’ two-goal advantage as the slotted into an empty  net after beating Mount Kenya custodian Philip Odhiambo.

The insurance was short-lived as the hosts again halved it through Musa Oundo just after three minutes to set the score at 3-2, in what was to be the final result in favour of visitors Vihiga United.

The visitors who are now on a four match unbeaten streak; winning two and drawing two, are 11th on 21 points after seeing out their first half of the season, while Mount Kenya United who registered a fourth loss in five outings are glued at the bottom having garnered 12 points from 18 matches.

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