Mathare United 2-1 Western Stima

Eric Johana scored two goals against Western Stima to help Mathare United move up to eighth in the Tusker Premier League.

It only took the young attacker 9 minutes to make the breakthrough when his shot beak Gabriel Andika in the Western Stima net.

The Slum Boys thought they had doubled their lead just a few minutes later but Daniel Mauwa’s effort was ruled out because he was offside.

Edwin Ombasa and Daniel Mauwa both had chances add a second for Mathare while Kamau and Okoth also had opportunities to pull a goal back for Stima.

Thirty minutes in, Stima were able draw level after Dennis Sikjayi’s throw in found Ronald Okoth to score.

Kenya U23 captain Robinson Kamura was replaced during the first half by Edger Ochieng after a collision with Stima forward Baron Oketch.

During the second half Okoth looked to give Stima the lead again but Peter Odiambo in the Mathare goal produced a series of fine saves, showing the form that has seen him have an extended run in the starting XI.

With ten minutes of the match remaining Eric Johana scored his second goal of the game. Despite a series of attacks from Stima in the closing moments of the game, a resilient Mathare United defence was able to null their efforts.

Eric Johana picked up his second consecutive MUFC Bet Player Award, he is the 9th different player to pick up the award this season.

The Slum Boys now sit 8th in the table, they have scored the fourth amount of goals in the league.

Preview: Western Stima v Mathare United

Mathare United return to action today when they face Western Stima in the Tusker Premier League.

The Slum Boys will be without Kenyan international Harrison Mwendwa who is still recovering from an injury he sustained while representing Kenya U23’s.

One player set to feature is skipper Vincent Okello who, it is believed could be set to break Ryan Gigg’s Manchester United record as he is now playing in his 26th consecutive season with the Mathare United.

A victory over Stima and with other results going their way, MUFC could move up to 7th in the log.

Tusker FC 1-1 Mathare United

Mathare United were ten minutes away from securing victory over Tusker FC when veteran defender scored an own goal when he put former Slum Boy Jesse Were’s shot past Peter Odhiambo.

The Slum Boys took the lead in the first half after Eric Johanna linked up well with Daneil Mwaura before scoring with a powerful shot.

Tusker FC looked more rigid after conceding the opening goal with Jesse Were making a series of runs at his former team’s defence.

But it looked like the Slum Boys would be taking all three points until Kevin Mimani played Jesse Were into a dangerous position, his attempted shot rebounded of Edgar Ochieng to give Tusker the goal.

Mathare United now sit 10th in the log, they will face Western Stima on 17 May.

Preview: Tusker FC v Mathare United

Harrison Mwendwa has been ruled out of Mathare United’s Tusker Premier League game against Tusker FC after picking up an injury while representing Kenya U23’s at the weekend.

Head Coach Stanley Okumbi will have Eric Mata back in his starting XI, while Edwin Ombasa drops to the bench. Also on the bench is Kenya U23 captain Robinson Kamaru, he has been replaced by Edgar Ochieng.

XI: Peter Odhiambo, Noah Abich, David Mwangi, Edgar Ochieng , George Owino, Vincent Okello, Alphonce Ndonye, Daniel Mwaura, Roy Samba, Eric Johanna, Eric Mata

Kamura: It’s a dream come true

Mathare United defender Robinson Kamura who recently captained the Kenyan Under 23 is another graduate from the Mathare Youth Sports Association system.

“It has been my dream since I was young and playing in the MYSA leagues,” Kamura said.

“To play for the Under 10’s, 12’s, 14’s and 16s to then make it to play for Mathare is a big step for me and a dream come true.”

Robinson Kamura has only been involved in the first team for twelve months, with Head Coach Stanley Okumbi recently paying tribute to his confidence and work ethic.

“We have a very nice squad which has a mixture of youth and experience,” said Kamura.

“They do help us a lot on and off the pitch, very soon we’ll be the team to beat.”

Kamura has long been identified as a talent for the future , initially being involved in the Kenyan Under 17s side in 2009.

“Being in the national team is a continuation of the learning process.” Kamura. said.

“I’ve been in the national team from 2009 with the Under 17s, then the Under 20’s and now in 2015 the Under 23’s.

“It is a big honour for me to represent my country especially being a captain of the national team, it is a very positive experinece.”

Robinson Kamura will be back in the Slum Boys jersey when they taken on Tusker FC on Wednesday.

Mathare United 3-0 Muhoroni Youth

The Slum Boys returned to winning ways against Muhoroni Youth after a comprehensive victory that saw the side move up to 9th in the Tusker Premier League.

After failing to pick up a victory in the last three matches, Mathare United took the lead in the opening minutes of the game when Roy Samba was able to convert a pass from Edwin OMbasa.

Maharani Youth could have levelled the scores when George Mandela had a chance on goal but his shot went over the bar and didn’t trouble Peter Odhiambo who replaced Robert Mboya in the Slum Boys goal.

Twenty-three minutes in and Alfone Ndonye punched on a loose ball and slide it into the Muhoroni goal to take the score to 2-0. daniel Maura and Eric Johanna both had chances to add a third before the break but neither attacker was able to keep their shot on target.

Maharani Youth started the second half with a bit more intent and were awarded a series of possibly dangerous free-kicks and corners but were unable to make any of them count.

With six minutes to go substitute Emmanuel Ibe was able to seal victory for the Slum Boys when he converted Roy Syamba’s cross for the third goal of the game.

Mathare United now move to 9th in the log, they face Tusker FC on 13 May in their next fixture.

Preview: Mathare United v Muhoroni Youth FC

After missing last week’s league action due to having three players called up to the Kenyan U23 national side, Mathare United’s Head Coach Stanley Okumbi is relishing his sides return to the Tusker Premier League against Muhoroni Youth FC.

‘It’s the dream of every aspiring player to once feature for their country,’ said Okumbi.

‘It’s great to see MYSA and Mathare United players getting the chance of playing for the national team.

“It indicates the effort that has been put in place in nurturing the young talents and giving them an opportunity to dollop their talent.

‘Giving them an opportunity not only to develop their careers but also brighten the name of MYSA and Mathare United FC while opening away for others too.’

With the team sitting eleventh in the log, with a game in hand over many of the sides above them, Okumbi is already well aware of the importance of the ladder.

‘This season it iss one tough league,’ said Okumbi.

‘We cannot wait for a particular moment to catch up with the rest, had we won the matches we drew we could be in the top five which is our ambition as a team.

‘We are working hard on it and we have set it our priority to take all the matches ahead with a lot seriousness and caution with an aim of moving from our current position as fast as possible.’

Last weekend saw Robert Mboya, Harrison Mwendwa and Robinson Mwangi Kamura all involved in the Kenyan national se-up, Okumbi has paid credit to Kamura’s improvements since joining the first team.

‘Robinson’s chances of featuring in the first team has not only made him gain confidence as a player but also earned him a lot of respect thus getting an opportunity to captain the Kenya U23 side,’ said Okumbi.

‘He is really working hard from the training to the matches, which will see him attain his goals and ambitions of playing professional football in the near future.’

While Benard Omondi and Kassim Mohammed are still looking to return to full fitness, the Slum Boys have no new fresh injury concerns.

Three Players Selected For National Duty

Mathare United have three players selected in the Harambee Stars Under 23 squad to face Botswana this weekend in Gaborone for the first leg of their Olympic Games qualifier.

Robert Mboya and Harrison Mwendwa who both made their full international debuts last season have been joined by Robinson Mwangi in the 31-member squad.

They have been joined by defender Robinson Mwangi who has impressed since joining the Slum Boys at the start of last season.

The Olympic qualifiers come just months before the Harambee Stars start their campaign to qualifie for the AFCON Cup of Nations.

Kenya joins Zambia, Congo Brazzaville and Guinea Bissau in Group E of the AFCON qualifies.

Mathare United 1-1 Sony Sugar

Mathare United were handed a 1-1 draw thanks to Arthur Weyula’s own goal as Mathare United faced Sony Sugar at the Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.

Amos Asembeka scored for Sony Sugar on the 30th minute to give his side the lead after breaking free from the Slum Boy’s defence.

The own goal, came on the hour mark when the Slum Boys were able to peg the scores level after Arthur Weyula put the ball in the back of his own neck.

Stanley Okumbi’s side face the Ulinzi Stars in their next match on 25 April.

Preview: Sony Sugar v Mathare United

Afterdeck suffering their second defeat of the season, Mathare United Head Coach Stanley Okumbi is expecting another difficulty task when his side face Ony Sugar today in the Tusker Premier League.

‘Our match with song last season was rated amongst the best in the league,’ Okumbi said.

‘Our team is in good shape and has put the defeat to Ushuru FC behind us. We look forward to another good match.

‘They made some good aquesitions during the transfer window and always have some of the best players.

‘I expect my players to rise to the occasion during the match, they have trained well and I expect a positive result from them.’

The squad is only missing Bernard Omondi who is yet to resume training following his surgery while Kassim Mohammed is expected back befor the end of the month.