Hosts Bandari FC rendered AFC Leopards winless for a fourth match running while also ending their own three-game winless run with a narrow 1-0 success at the Mbaraki Stadium, Saturday (21).
Second half substitute Boniface Akenga settled the close encounter with the winner in the 75th minute to send his team level on points but superior on goal difference with the Dockers 3rd and their day’s visitors a spot behind.
Both sides needed the points in this clash having both hit a dry patch lately and it was the hosts who once again took full advantage of home turf where they have now picked 11 points out of a possible 15, suffering no defeats thus far.
For Ingwe, it was yet another unwelcome result despite the early season promise that saw them at some point lead lead the log and play breathtaking football.
The news that caretaker boss Dennis Kitambi is on his way out must have affected the results on the pitch with the club now having suffered two defeats and drawn twice in their last four.
Another top side whose results don’t match their status are Tusker FC who find themselves just a point above relegation zone with their latest setback being a 3-1 loss at Zoo Kericho.
The Brewers, having only two wins in 11 games now, were further than second best as they were quickly shredded into pieces at Kericho Green, a venue that provided them with their second win nearly a month ago.
Mike Madoya and Nicholas Kipkirui gave Zoo a 2-0 half time lead before the latter made it 3 with his second after the breather. Matthew Odongo pulled one back for Sam Timbe’s men but with only 10 minutes left on the clock, it was too little too late.