Muhoroni Youth 0-0 Mathare United

Kenyan Premier League
Saturday, April 8, 2017

The lads continued with their rimpressive away form after picking yet another point on the road following a barren draw with Muhoroni Youth in a Round 4 league match played at the Muhoroni Stadium on Saturday 8 April. 

Although the final result did not represent a true picture of the proceedings on the pitch, Muhoroni Youth will count themsleves lucky to have secured at least a point in this fixture. 

Mwaura miss

Daniel Mwaura, who was returning from suspension, could have crowned Mathare United's dream start with a goal of his own moments before the quarter hour mark but he msicued his connection to Cliff Nyakeya's cutback from the left. Chances became carce as the game wore on and in the 27thminute Yusuf Mohammed missed a glorious opportunity to put the hosts in the lead when he sent his freeheader over the bar. 

Opiyo save

Muhoroni Youth continued to ask questions of the Slum Boys defence and it only took brave goalkeeping from Levis Opiyo to thwart them. An intellignet through pass from skipper Philemon Rono put Muchuma clean through on goal but an advancing Opiyo did well to deny him with a clean slide tackle. 

On resumption both sides employed a cagey approach with Mathare United looking to exploit spaces behind the Muhoroni Youth defence on the counter. One such foray saw Nyakeya brilliantly change defence into attack when he embarked on a solo run on the left before playing a quick give and go with Chrispin Oduor. 

Missed chances

His low cross into the area was well delivered at the edge of the six yard box but target man Derrick Onyango arrived a little too late to meet it. Two missed later, a glut of missed chances saw both Onyango and Oduor shoot wide from close range as Mathare United pressed for the winner. 

The introduction of Harrison Mwendwa, David Owino and Ronald Okoth piled pressure on the hosts but the end product was always missing from Francis Kimanzi's charges. The last chance of the game was along the same theme as Mwendwa did well to skip past his marker on the right and deliver a cross into the box. However Okoth blasted wide despite being unmarked in the area. 

The result leaves Mathare United with 5 points from four matches. Their next league match will be against Posta Rangers on Monday 17 April.