Busia Wolves FC opened up a 13-point lead on Sunday in the FKF National Division Two encounter after laboring to beat Kekalet FC 1-0 at Kekalet Primary School grounds in Teso North Sub County.
The lone goal of the match came after their prolific scorer Douglas Owuor side stepped two Kekalet defenders before finding the back of the net with a sizzling shot.
It was the second match for Wolves in the second leg of the Western Region Zone B league that draws teams from Western, Nyanza and parts of Rift Valley. They started off on a sour note last Weekend when they were beaten 2-0 by Bilombe FC from Butula
Wolves are leading on the log with 48 points from 19 matches. Bilombe ae second with 35 points from the same number of matches while early pacesetters Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) are third with 34 points but with a match in hand.
Two teams from the Zone and four others from Zone A and Zone C will be promoted to National Division One in 2019. Wolves will be hoping to excel in Division One to earn promotion to Super League in 2020 and Kenya Premier League in 2021.
Club chairman Ali Hassan who was present to cheer the team said the journey to bring the Kenya Premier League matches to Busia for the first time since mid-1980s has started with no turning back.
‘’ I have the confidence of the team to deliver the promise to the people of Busia County who have been yearning for top flight football in the border town but to no avail. With the likes of Paul Reagan, Reagan Okoth and Douglas Owuor, Wolves is the team to beat,’’ he said.
Hassan said it pains him to see neighboring Kakamega County having five teams in top flight football and yet Busia has done. “Managing a team alone is a tall order, thus my appeal to well-wishers to come to the aid of the team to realize the cherished dreams of Busia County residents,’’ he said.