Congo United registered their first win in the Kenya Premier League when they edged out AFC Leopards 1-0 in an entertaining match at the KPA Mbaraki Sports Club.
It was a sweet victory for new Congo United coach Gilbert Selebwa who took over from sacked Gideon Ochieng early in the week.
Selebwa, formerly coach at Leopards, said he had proved a point to his former club who unceremoniously threw him out after he struggled with the team through the Nationwide League.
Congo United captain Rama Salim scored the all-important goal via a penalty in the 78th minute after he was brought down by Leopards’ skipper Nicholas Muyoti.
Kenya Football Federation vice-chairman Twaha Mbarak gave Congo a Sh20,000 cash award for their rare win.
Thika 1 Chemelil 0
At the Thika Municipal Stadium, Thika United FC edged Chemelili 1-0, the lone goal coming in the fifth minute when Ken Wendo curved a nice corner which was connected into the goal by Vincent Nyaberi.
Referee Fidelis Wekesa had to stop the match for almost 10 minutes in the second half after a swam of bees invaded the field, resulting to players taking cover by lying flat on the field.
One yellow card was flashed during this encounter to Chemelil’s mid-fielder Wellingtone Murwayi for foul play.
It was a relief for Thika United after winning the game considering the fact that they lost to Gor Mahia FC 3-1 at the same venue in their last game.