Joseph Waithera’s last-minute-strike sent Wazito top of the National Super League table in a late rally in a 3-2 victory over Nairobi City Stars.
Wazito, who are under immense pressure from the intolerant owner Ricardo Badoer, the club president who smiles at nothing but a victory, twice came from a goal down to force a slim victory as they temporarily move top with 44 points pending the outcome of the other games on Wednesday.
Benson Iregi gave City Stars a 23rd-minute lead after he perfectly connected a Joseph Kariuki pass to surprise a coach-less Wazito at the Camp Toyoyo.
Wazito, however, equalised with five minutes to the break via defender Wilson Anekeya.
City Stars went ahead through Robert Ndung’u who utilised Wazito’s slow start after the break to restore the visitors lead.
Waithera levelled the scores in the 65th minute with a perfectly curled ball that evaded everyone as it smartly landed in the empty net.
The former Nakumatt stars then pulled off a late rally to slot home the match winner with a minute left on the clock as Wazito squeezed a late win.
Wazito temporarily moved top though they might drop down should either Ushuru FC or Nairobi Stima beat Migori Youth and Bidco United respectively in the other matches slated for later in the day.