Sparkling Waithira bags a brace as Nakumatt crush poor Mathare


Sparkling Waithira bags a brace as Nakumatt crush poor Mathare
(FILE)Nakumatt FC players line-up against Sony Sugar FC during their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match at the Ruaraka grounds in Nairobi on February 24, 2018. The match ended 1-1. Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Joe Waithira was in sparkling form bagging a brace on Saturday as struggling Nakumatt FC turned on the style beating clueless Mathare United 4-0 at Camp Toyoyo in Nairobi.
  • Nakumatt have so far had amixed season but the Saturday victory hauled thier points tally to 35, lifting them upto position eight on the log, from position 11.  
  • John Avire and Kelvin Thairu added the other goals to wrap up a brilliant outing for Nakumatt.

Joe Waithira was in sparkling form bagging a brace on Saturday as struggling Nakumatt FC turned on the style beating clueless Mathare United 4-0 at Camp Toyoyo in Nairobi.

Nakumatt have so far had amixed season but the Saturday victory hauled thier points tally to 35, lifting them upto position eight on the log, from position 11.

John Avire and Kelvin Thairu added the other goals to wrap up a brilliant outing for Nakumatt.

The defeat is ablow to the ‘Slum Boys’ who just last weekend edged out  Kariobangi Sharks 2-1, breaking an eight game winless run.

Waithira  gave Nakumatt an early lead, four minutes into the game after a high tempo start, punishing Francis Kimanzi’s side for their slow start. They appeared to be lethargic, misplacing their passes whilst having a tough time breaking through the retailers defence and keeping with the blistering pace of their opponents.

Despite the horrid afternoon, Cliff Nyakeya  was the stand-out player in Mathare colours with some good crosses but his team-mates failed to provide the finishing touch.

Nyakeya came close at the brink of half time, combining in the box with Ochieng but the duo had too many touches, failing to trouble the opposing goalie when they should have pulled the trigger.

The ‘Slum Boys’ came back in the second half displaying some sense of urgency, coming closet two minutes after the restart.

Nakumatt however quickly found their footing, locking Mathare in their own half. Their dominance paid off once more in the 64th when Waithira netted his second of the match, finishing off with a firm shot just inside the box to double the score for the retailers.

The onslaught went on, with their coach Melis Medo vocal on the touchline, instructing his boys . The goals kept coming for the retailers when substitute Kelvin Thairu put the tie beyond Mathare’s reach, slotting in the third, minutes after coming on for Waithira.

The James Situma led defence could not contain Nakumatt’s attack, conceding a penalty on the 78th minute which was calmy slotted by John Avire.

After playing much of the half on the back foot, Kimanzi’s charges were awarded a penalty in the run of play for a handball but Clifford Alwanga saw his spot kick parried out for an unsuccessful corner to sum up a horrendous outing for Mathare

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