The scramble for safety in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League got interesting on Sunday after relegation-threatened Nzoia Sugar beat Bidco United 2-1 at Thika Stadium.
Nzoia had gone for four games without a win, narrowing their chances of escaping relegation to the National Super League.
However, the sugar millers injected hope in their march to safety after humbling Bidco, drawing closer to a secure territory.
Namesakes; David Simiyu and Ian Simiyu were on target for the visitors with Bidco pulling one back through Douglas Mokaya.
What spiced up the race is Shabana’s 4-0 loss to Tusker at the Raila Odinga Stadium in Homa Bay.
Shabana were hoping to register their second win under coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo and seal a double over the beer makers but were thrashed convincingly.
Deogratious Ojok, Ibrahim Joshua, Shaphan Siwa, and Joseph Mwangi were all on target for Tusker who returned to winning ways after back-to-back setbacks.
Shabana are just two points ahead of Nzoia and a similar tally off the backs of Kariobangi Sharks who beat Muhoroni Youth 2-1 at Muhoroni Stadium.
Isaac Wasambo and Keith Imbali found the back of the net for Sharks with Reagan Otieno responding for Muhoroni.
Sitting four points above Sharks are Sofapaka who struck late into stoppage time to hold FC Talanta to a 1-1 draw at the Police Sacco Grounds.
Edwin Lutta turned the ball into his own net to give Talanta the lead but Jacob Onyango saved him the blushes after kissing the back of the net late in the game.
At the same venue, Kakamega Homeboyz edged KCB 2-1 to end their six-game winless run.
Eston Esiye and Hilary Juma scored for Homeboyz with Derrick Otanga doing so for the bankers who haven’t won in five league matches.
AFC Leopards stretched their wining streak to five matches after flooring Murang’a Seal 1-0 at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Victor Omune’s first-half goal separated the two sides after the final whistle.
Murang’a have now gone for ten matches without a win.