Rodgers Ochieng and Brian Oketch scored in both halves as Dandorau Youth FC twice came back from a goal down to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Dimba Patriots in the FKF Division2 League on Sunday.
Dimba Patriots created the early chances and deservedly took the lead 10 minutes after kick-off when striker Getho pounced on a loose ball in the box to score. Dandora Youth would then overcome their shaky start making forays into Dimba’s box. A neat pass from Captain Brian check put Ronald Ochieng through on goal but his shot hit the crossbar in the 15th minute. Two minutes later, Midfielder Meshack Muyonga had his shot punched out for a corner by Dimba Patriots goalkeeper
In the 30th minute of the first half, forward Rodgers ‘Skiba’ Ochieng came up with his third goal of the month for Dandora Youth when Dimba Patriot’s goalkeeper errored in the box. A shot from Tyson ‘Eto’ Odhiambo was too strong for the goalkeeper who punched the ball to the feet of an unmarked Rodgers to slot it home sending a wave of jubilation to the Dandora Youths fans who had traveled in large numbers.
In the second half, Dandora Youth Fc came from the dugouts with some vigor going all attack. Headcoach Earnest Mukabana made a series of changes introducing Brian Oketch, Samuel Njaga, and debutants Feisah Kadir and Brian Ndegwa for Malcolm Owino, Meshack Muyonga, Ronald Ochieng, and Rodgers ‘Skiba’ Ochieng.
However, 15 minutes into the half, Dimba Patriot’s Striker Daniel Waweru capitalized on a schoolboy error by Dandora Youths backline when goalkeeper George Githaiga miskicking a back pass into Waweru’s path to put Dimba Patriots in the lead.
The attacking duo of Feisah Kadir and Brian Oketch was instrumental in the build-up to Dandora Youth’s equalizer. With 10 minutes to go, a quick interchange between the duo saw Oketch find the net from close range to mark his first goal for the club this season.
“It is disappointing not to take three points, I felt it was there for us,” Coach Earnest said. “We didn’t defend well in the first half and we were a bit sloppy for the second goal, and those details punish you at this level,” he added.
“We didn’t do much wrong. We could have managed the game better. We need to keep working to get three points.”
Dandora Youth, who next travel to Kibra United on Sunday 13th June, stay 5th in the table and edge up to 8 points from their 6 games.