Reprieve as Murang’a Seal beat Bidco to register first win after 104 days

18th February 2024

The win saw Murang'a Seal end their 11-match winless streak (4D 7L)

Robert Mudenyu celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Bidco United. PHOTO| Murang'a Seal
Robert Mudenyu celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Bidco United. PHOTO| Murang'a Seal
  • Former AFC Leopards defender Robert Mudenyu scored the all-important goal for Seal.
  • The result was Seal's first win since 5 November 2023.
  • The important win helped the club to jump up to position 11 in the standings with 27 points.

Murang’a Seal finally managed to find the elusive win in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) on Saturday, February 17 after 104 days of trying.

The Murang’a-based side had gone for 11 matches (4D 7L) without a win but they managed to end that poor streak as Robert Mudenyu, who joined Murang’a Seal from AFC Leopards at the start of the season, scored the all-important goal against Bidco United.

Mudenyu found the back of the net early in the first half when he headed in a perfectly delivered corner kick from Naaman Balecho.

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Seal club could have added the second at the stroke of half-time but Awita Batts could not take advantage of a golden goal-scoring opportunity that presented itself to him.

Bidco United returned from the break firing on all cylinders but could not penetrate the resolute Murang’a Seal defense.

Bidco head coach Anthony Akhulia made three substitutions in the 68th minute replacing Chris Opondo, Michael Omondi and Eric Michubu with Brian Mboya, Jacob Onyango and John Kelwish in a bid to put more pressure on their opponents but the changes were fruitless since the hosts managed to hold on to their slim lead.

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The important win helped Murang’a Seal climb up to position 11 in the FKFPL standings with 27 points.

Up next for the Juma Abdalla charges is a clash against an unpredictable KCB FC side slated for Sunday, March 3, 2024.

In other matches played on Saturday, Gor Mahia extended their lead at the top of the FKFPL log to 47 points after beating second-placed side Nairobi City Stars.

Benson Omalla, who was on the verge of securing a loan deal to Algerian side JS Saoura a few days ago, scored the only goal in the closely contested tie which was staged at Machakos Stadium.

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Meanwhile, Posta Rangers, Police FC and Bandari United also managed to win their matches against Ulinzi Stars, Shabana and Nzoia Sugar respectively.

All the fixtures played on Saturday, except the Bandari versus Nzoia Sugar one which ended 2-1 were decided by a 1-0 scorelines.

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