Vi­higa beat Pa­los to stay in sight of top flight league

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local - BY MITCHELLE JOBITA/

Vi­higa United FC en­hanced their chances of qual­i­fy­ing for the Sport­pesa Premier League after a re­sound­ing 4-0 win over hosts Pa­los at Moi sta­dium, Kisumu on Sun­day.

Fol­low­ing the win, Vi­higa moved to fifth po­si­tion in the National Su­per League with 63 points and face Agro Chem­i­cals on Fri­day this week.

Ed­ward Manoah’s men dom­i­nated the open­ing min­utes of the match with Christopher Maz­inza head­ing in the opener in the 34th minute after Michael Is­abwa’s throw in.

Is­abwa turned from provider to scorer three min­utes later, this time head­ing home a cross from Maz­inza. The game got more in­ter­est­ing in the sec- ond half as Vi­higa net­ted two more goals through Amos Ki­gadi and Is­abwa. A 71st minute stun­ner saw Is­abwa com­plete a hat-trick and seal the match for the Vi­higa-based side.

Ki­gadi would have made it five but failed to con­vert a one-on-one chance as he shot wide. Pa­los’ strik­ers were kept at bay by hawk-eyed Vi­higa goal­keeper Geoffrey Oputi.

Mean­while, Nzoia were de­clared the win­ners of the National Su­per League after a nar­row 1-0 vic­tory over St. Joseph’s Youth. Nzoia moved to 85 points from 34 matches. Kar­i­obangi moved to sec­ond place after a 1-0 win over Ose­rian while Keri­cho Zoo de­feated Modern Nakuru All Stars 4-0 to re­main third.

JOSEPH JAMENYA

Vi­higa All Stars dan­ger man Den­nis Muk­abwa leaves Vi­higa United cap­tain Ge­orge Odi­wuor on the ground in a past match/

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