Rahim Malik scored a brace to inspire Shauri Moyo Blue Stars to narrowly ease past Kawangware United in a 4-3 drubbing on Friday March 25 at Camp Toyoyo Grounds.
Vincent Otieno and Brian Otieno were also on mark as the Shauri Moyo outfit leapfrogged Jericho All Stars to assume second position on the log with 17 points.
James Musang and Francis Thairu scored for visiting Kawangware United.
Francis Thairu’s men were first to score in the 5th minute James Masang converting from the spot kick after striker Daniel Muthogo was brought down in the dangerous area.
Shortly afterwards, John Mango wasted gilt edged chance, directing his shot wide.
On the other end, Stephen Omondi wasted a chance for an equalizer when he steered his shot above the post after being set up by Eugene Oduor from the left wing.
However, the elusive chance came in the 25th minute when predatory goal hunter, Rahim unleashed a booming shot from outside the area to pull the tie level.
Three minutes later, Rahim who is currently a joint top scorer with 6 goals under his belt, acted on Kawangware’s keeper spillage smashing home to complete his brace.
Marauding Center back Peter Kamande nodded home the second from near post for Kawangware , reaching an aerial pass from Oduor on the left wing, forcing the teams to go into the break on 2-2.
On resumption, Vincent Otieno made sure his name was on the score sheet when he found the back of the net in the 48th minute for the Blue Stars to take a second half lead.
Kawangware labored to crack the Ken Odera led charges and Thairu\s goal was cancelled by the referee who ruled that he had used his hands to place the ball in the net.
Brian Otieno then hit the final nail on Kawangware’s coffin in the 71minute before Thairu tapped home the third for the visiting West side team two minutes after restart.
SPORTPESA SUPER 8 PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS- 25TH MARCH 2016
Shauri Moyo Blue Stars 4-3 Kawangware United
Melta Kabiria 3-1 Kayole Youth
Ajax Fc 1-2 Baba Dogo United Fc
Diguna Fc 1-0 MASA Fc
Shamako Babes Fc 2-1 Jericho All Stars
Kabete United 4-2 Kiamaiko City
SPORTPESA SUPER 8 DIVISION ONE LEAGUE RESULTS-25TH MARCH 2016
Mac Milan Fc 1-4 Team Umeme