•Trouble began in the 57th minute when Timothy Ouma was sent tumbling down moments after rising high for a midair battle with Dennis Nandwa.
•The outcome propelled City Stars to fourth on the log and with a remote chance of laying claim to their maiden title.
An enraged Wazito head coach Fred Ambani fiercely tore into the centre referee at the full-time whistle, after his charges crushed 1-0 to Nairobi City Stars in their Kenyan Premier League clash at Kasarani Annex on Monday
Ambani faulted the referee's decision to award a contentious penalty in the second half, which he said handed their opponents victory on a silver platter.
Trouble began in the 57th minute when Timothy Ouma was sent tumbling down moments after rising high for a midair battle with Dennis Nandwa.
The referee immediately pointed to the spot amid bitter protests from irked Wazito players who swarmed him in the hope he would change his mind.
Unperturbed, the referee stood his ground with seasoned striker Ezekiel Odera gladly stepping up to fire his side ahead.
“The decision to award a penalty was absolutely uncalled for. The referee ought to have done better,” Ambani said.
“The Federation should just come clean on this whole issue and make it clear if they want us out. We can’t be raising the same concerns in each of our matches. Something is not right.”
“I don't see us sinking into relegation as long as the referees make the right calls in the match. All we are asking for is impartial officiating.
“We still have a few matches which we can use to escape the relegation zone,” Ambani said.
The outcome propelled City Stars to fourth on the log and with a remote chance of laying claim to their maiden title.
On the other hand, Wazito have been left dangling precariously in the play-off zone, with only five rounds of matches left.
Editing by Tony Mballa