NAIROBI, Kenya- Chemelil Sugar FC goal keeper Jairus Adira declined to take all the plaudits after inspiring his side to their 2-1 victory over Nzoia Sugar FC on Saturday during their SportPesa Premier League (SPL) clash.
The custodian had a monster shift between the sticks but Adira credited the victory to his teammates despite almost single-handedly gifting his side the maximum points.
His breathtaking stop at point-blank range from Boniface Omondi in the last quarter of the encounter was the most outstanding in his catalogue of saves that kept Nzoia at bay.
“Taking maximum points is the first real good feeling. I could not have done it without my teammates,” Adira offered.
Nzoia took the lead in the 20th minute through the 2016 National Super League top scorer Masita Masuta in what was just reward for their early dominance but Chemelil battled back for the victory.
“Having also beaten Ulinzi Stars FC before the break by a similar score line after going behind show there is the fighting spirit within the squad,” the keeper emphasised.
After the interval Chemelil boss and former Kenya Commercial Bank Head Coach Juma Abdalla rested Adebayo Mustapha for Shaphan Siwa and the switch paid dividends when John Mwita equalised before Victor Majid secured the victory from the spot.
Chemelil were playing without their dependable players Hillary Echesa and Willis Ouma who decamped from the sugar millers in the ongoing transfer window.