Wazito FC withstood a resilient Murang’a Seals to maintain their FKF Premier League status on away despite losing 3-2 at St Sebastian Park.
Murang’a Seal were coasting to Kenya’s top-flight with 3-1 leading but were undone by poor defending which allowed Michael Owino to head home unmarked in the 83rd minute.
Murang'a Seal 3-2 Wazito FC
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The 3-2 loss was enough for Wazito FC to retain their Premier League status on 4-4 aggregate scoreline, having won the first leg 2-1 at Thika Stadium on Thursday.
The home side took control of the pulsating fixture with a well-taken penalty by Dennis Munyovi and a thumping finish in the 45th to take a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Curtis Wekesa pulled a goal back after restart when he found the top-left corner from a weighted free-kick.
Backed by a partisan crowd at the now famous St Sebastian Park, Murang’a Seals put in the shift anchored on hard running and gritty defending.
Their bid was helped by shaky goalkeeping from the experienced but somewhat nervous Zamu Adisa.
The Wazito goalkeeper let slip a header from Fabian Adikiny, which bounced into the net off the crossbar.
Adisa, however, would be bailed out by Michael Owino, who headed home unmarked in the 83rd minute.
It marked the end of Murang’a Seal’s bid of what seemed a possible task to qualify to the top tier league.