Nakuru-based St. Joseph FC came to within minutes of securing their first away win of the season when they played Nakumatt at the Ruaraka Stadium on Monday.
The second-from-bottom side were 2-1 ahead but a stoppage time headed goal from former Gor Mahia left full-back Chris Wekesa leveled the score. Steve Kisibo’s St. Joseph took an early lead courtesy of Juma Hamisi but Nakumatt equalized through Peter Nzuki, the forward’s 7th goal of the season.
Fadhili Adam was the first on the score sheet after the interval restoring the visitors lead but Wekesa salvaged a point for the hosts after sustained pressure in the dying minutes.
Kisibo blamed the referee for the second goal, claiming that his goalkeeper had been impeded before Wekesa powered in the leveler.
“Their second goal shouldn’t have been allowed to stand,” he lamented. “Victory has been taken from under our noses but the first half of the season is over, now we’ll focus on the upcoming task,” he said.
The draw leaves Nakumatt in the 9th spot while St Joseph are just two points away from the tail end.
In another match, Posta Rangers easily saw off MOSCA FC 2-0, Charles Pilipili and Collins Neto both scoring in the opening half. The win left Posta 3rd on the log, two points adrift of second-placed Zoo Kericho and a further three behind leaders Kakamega Homeboyz.
The leaders cruised 4-1 past Agro Chemicals as Nairobi Stima edged Modern Coast Rangers 4-2.
On Saturday, Nelson Chieta scored the only goal as Abdallah Juma’s Bidco United closed the half season with a 1-0 win over Ligi Ndogo. The two teams were tied 0-0
“We had a good game in the opening half but I told the boys to add a goal to the display and am happy with the result,” said the former KCB tactician whose side finished the first half of the league in 8th with only one loss at their Thika Stadium home.
FKF PL Results:
Nzoia United 2-1 Zoo Kericho
Oserian 0-0 Finlays Horticulture
FC Talanta 1-1 Kariobangi Sharks
Ligi Ndogo 0-1 Bidco United