Bungoma Farmers’ Frank Kasiano (left) in action against Kenyatta University on 22nd September, 2019 at Bungoma High School Grounds. The match ended 2-2. PHOTO/SIMIYU WAKAJUANESS
Kenyatta University were lucky to snatch a point from gallant Bungoma Farmers in the National Hockey Super League after Dennis Mwangi’s brace denied the home side a chance to scoop the maximum six points over the weekend.
In the fixture that was played at Bungoma High School grounds in Bungoma County, Bungoma’s Anthony Watulo had put the home side ahead early in the game before sensational Mwangi leveled in the second return.
Mike Shebela came from the bench to score a stunning strike before the stubborn Mwangi saved the visiting side with a second equaliser with a whistle to go.
Kenyatta University, who had in May beaten Bungoma farmers 3-2 started on a rather low note, making a paltry one goal attempt in the first quarter.
But fresh from a 1-0 win over Multimedia University on Saturday at the same venue, the Farmers allowed the vasities to come into the game to wreckle the weekend party for coach Gladson Mutanda’s side.
For Mwangi, it must have been a weekend to rejoice as today’s brace emulated his yesterday’s performance where his two goals were enough to edit the scoreboard as KU beat Kisumu Youngsters with the same margin.
Elsewhere, Mvita shared a 1-1 draw against league leaders Parkroad who beat Mombasa Sports Club 2-0 today.
Bungoma Farmers will now have to strain their muscles as the team will make three trips to Nairobi in 30 days with the weekend’s fixture starting on Mvita.
The results now leave Farmers 9th on the table with 14 points, three shy of 7th placed KU.
Parkroad enjoy the helm of the table with a ten-point gap ahead of second-placed KCAU. Mvita are third with 26 points.
Impala and MMU trail the standings on 11 and 8 points respectively.
Farmers Captain Mike Shebela urged the team to remain in high spirits and thanked the fans for standing with the team, among them Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati’s Personal Assistant Stan Wepundi.
“We have managed four points out of the maximum six but we should lift our heads high for upcoming fixtures,” said Shebella.
“To our fans, you are our most precious gifts for always standing with us every time we need you.”