Veteran winger Kevin Kimani’s first-half strike was enough to gift Wazito all the three points against AFC Leopards in a scintillating FKF Premier League played at Utalii Grounds on Saturday.
Kimani came to the match as the stand-out player in this calendar year, having scored a brace against City Stars last weekend.
He needed only 20 minutes to gift coach Francis Kimanzi’s boys their second win in as many matches.
The moneybags started the match on a high note, with Ingwe having no answers for the brilliance of Kimani and highly-rated winger Musa Masika who was a thorn in the Leopards defence.
Masika forced Leopards goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan into an early save on the 10th minute, as the away side poured men into the opposition half.
In midfield, the double pivot of former Ingwe man Whyvone Isuza and Fidel Origa controlled the tempo of the game, allowing their fowards to express themselves.
Ingwe was reduced into hitting long balls to former Wazito striker Elvis Rupia who wasn’t allowed a chance on goal.
Wazito went to half-time leading but should have doubled the score early in the second half when Kimani was put through on goal. Ochan stood tall to deny him.
Dennis Ng’ang’a latched onto a well-taken corner in the 50th minute, only to be denied by the goal-post.
As the game progressed, Ingwe developed some confidence and went looking for the equalizer, forcing Wazito to defend deepy.
A heavy outpour in the latter stages of the match reduced the tempo.
Wazito held on to win the match, condemning Leopards to their second defeat in a row.
The win pushes Wazito to position 5 on the League table with 11 points, above Leopards but having played two more matches.