Bidco United and Kakamega Homeboyz played to a 1-1 draw in FKF-PL action at Kasarani Annex on Thursday. IMAGE: COURTESY

Kakamega Homeboyz wait for a win persisted after playing to a 1-1 draw against a resurgent Bidco Fc during Football Kenya Federation Premier League match at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani Stadium,Nairobi.

After a goalless first half Kakamega Homeboyz were awarded a free kick immediately after resumption but Michal Isabwa’s effort went over the cross bar.

The Kakamega County  based side was relentless in offense as Stephen Opaku spurned another chance, failing to keep low his shot after being put through by Collins Odhiambo down the left flank.

The John Barasa charges finally broke the deadlock through substitute Michael Karamor who showed great composure to slot home from the edge of the box.

Bidco leveled the matters shortly after through left back Thomas Wainaina who capitalized on a defensive lapse to restore parity.

The goal seemed to have boosted Bidco’s morale as they poured forward in search of a winner with substitute winger Henry Juma being a constant menace to Homeboyz backline.

However the two teams couldn’t be separated at the end of the final whistle settling for a draw.

Kakamega head coach John Barasa acknowledged the existing pressure for the team to pick up maximum points since beating Talanta FC on December 17th saying they needed to manage the games better.

‘’We wanted to win all a long the week we have been planning to win and we knew we will get the moment and the moment came and we took our chance but unfortunately we have talked about this because we have been losing concentration in last minutes of several games and its something that we have been working on but we haven't gotten it right,we are going back to work on it so that when we get a goal we should be able to maintain the lead’’, said John Barasa after the match.

Barasa revealed that he had been forced to field Collins Odhiambo on the left flank, which is not his natural position which their opponents sought to explore to their advantage.

‘’I just want to commend the player {Collins Odhiambo} because it was not his usual position but we just wanted him to come and help the team and sometimes these things happen, but iw would like to commend the player because he did his best’’, Barasa remarked.

His opposite number Antony Akhulia who has now led his side tto picking a total of 7 points frrom a possible 9 intimated that the equalizer immediately after conceding was instrumental in helping the side come back in the game.

‘’It was very important because if we would have lasted for five minutes without pulling level it would have been difficult for us, but us scoring imediately was very important for the result today’’, Bidco FC head coach Antony Akhulia said.

The draw leaves Kakamega in 6th place with 14 points while Bidco United moves to 10th with 11 points.

Bidco Fc faces Talanta FC on Sunday in their next fixture while Homeboyz will be in Muhoroni against Wazito Fc.

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