Kenya Police FC forward Clifton Miheso celebrates his goal against Vihiga Bullets FC during their FKF Premier League match at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi January 4, 2022. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]
Kenya Police completed a second-half comeback on Saturday, handing Mathare United their 11th defeat of the season after beating them 2-1 in an FKF Premier League played at the Ruaraka Grounds.
Danson Kago gave the Slums boys a 1-0 lead before Duke Abuya struck five minutes into the second half to level the deficit.
Former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards winger Clifton Miheso then completed a 64th-minute comeback for Bobby Ogolla’s man with the winning goal from the penalty spot. This was Miheso’s ninth goal of the campaign.
The win moved Police up to ninth place with 19 points while Mathare stayed in 17th place with seven points
The game was stopped seven minutes into the game after a light shower quickly turned into a heavy downpour, prompting the referee to stop play as everyone took shelter.
After a 35-minute stoppage, play resumed and Kago opened the scoring, after finding space and endurance on the soggy Ruaraka ground, heading home a Jackson Juma cross to give his side the lead after the half-hour .
Mathare led 1-0 at the break but five minutes into the second half Abuya equalized with a well-taken goal for Police.
Miheso sealed the win with a penalty that was missed on the hour.
With that goal, Miheso increased his tally to nine goals this season and continued his lead at the top of the scorer charts.