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Bandari go top, Muhoroni dim All Stars


TUSKER-BANDARINAIROBI, April 1 –Anthony Kimani scored against his old club to help Bandari FC oust champions Gor Mahia from the summit of the Kenyan Premier League log following their 1-0 victory over Nairobi City Stars at Nairobi City Stadium on Wednesday.

At Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium in the earlier clash, Muhoroni Youth picked their first win after easing past hosts Nakuru All Stars 3-1.

Kimani scored the winner in the 11th minute after connecting David King’atua’s cross to see the Dockers open a single-point lead over K’Ogalo who have two games in hand as they prepare for their CAF Champions League return leg against AC Leopards of Congo this weekend.

The only chance for the Kawangware based side who remain winless this season in the first-half came in the 18th but Levy Mwaka squandered the opportunity when he shot directly at Bandari goalkeeper Wilson Obungu, who easily saved the tame effort.

George Abege almost doubled the lead for the Dockers but the striker spared his former side by shooting directly at Stars keeper, Victor Odhiambo.

City Stars piled pressure in the dying minutes of the game but they could not get an equalizer as they succumbed to their fourth defeat and remain winless.

In Nakuru, skipper Abass Akinyemi, opened the scoring for Muhoroni in the seventh minute after tucking in Paul Mboya’s cross before Boniface Akenga pulled the sides level after the break.

Parity was short lived however; as Eric Odhiambo fired Muhoroni ahead in the 54th before George Mandela nailed the points two minutes later to pile more misery on All Stars who continued their relegation form from last season by losing their fourth game in a row.

The league resumes Thursday with a tasty clash between Sofapaka and Mathare United at Nyayo Stadium.

Batoto Ba Mungu who had a slow start to the 2015 season will be looking for their second win while Mathare will be seeking to bounce back from a 1-1 draw last time out.