Bandari dispatch Leopards in Nakuru as Tusker return to winning ways

Bandari earn sweet revenge against AFC Leopards, Ulinzi Stars' slump continues as Tusker return to winning ways in a penalty-filled duel with Western Stima in Sunday’s matches.

Sofapaka 3-0 Thika United (Afraha Stadium)

The flurry of goals began deep in the match, in the 53rd minute when Umaru Kasumba got o the end of Willis Ouma’s cross to smash the ball past Thika custodian Allan Owiny for the opener.

The 2009 champions doubled their lead in the 57th minute when veteran Hillary Echesa complimented midfielder Morvine Otinya assist to beat Owiny.

Rodgers Aloro put the icing on the cake for rampant Sofapaka on 77 minutes guiding his a free kick, taken from the edge of the box, straight and true.

AFC Leopards 0-1 Bandari (Afraha Stadium)

It was a third disappointing result for new AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano who also fell to a similar loss against Western Stima last weekend.

Birthday boy Hassan Abdalla scored for the coast-based travelers one minute before half time, drawing out Ingwe goalkeeper Gilbert Andika to finish with panache.

Chemelil Sugar 1-1 Zoo Kericho (Chemelil Sports Complex)

John Mwita rose high to head Moses Arita’s cross past Zoo Kericho custodian Vincent Misikhu for a 40th minute Chemelil lead.

Zoo cancelled matters in the 62nd minute through their golden boy Mike Madoya with a calm tap-in.

Nzoia Sugar 1-0 Posta Rangers (Sudi Stadium)

Fearless Nzoia Sugar halted the charge of title chasing Posta Rangers with another fine win to add to their recent 1-0 and 2-1 victories over four-time league champions Ulinzi Stars.

Lawrence Juma’s striker midway through the second half made all the difference in this match as Rangers six-match unbeaten run came to a screeching end.

Sony Sugar 1-1 Mathare United (Awendo Green Stadium)

Roald Reagan scored his first goal for Mathare United in the 15th minute with a poacher like strike from a forest of legs in the danger area.

Confident Amos Asembeka slotted home a penalty to return Sony into the game after Mathare’s George “Wise” Owino had handled the ball inside the box.

The result stretched the recovering Mathare United’s unbeaten run to six games.

Tusker 2-1 Western Stima (Kinoru Stadium)

Ghanaian Stephen Owusu got into the score sheets for Tusker with a 25th minute opener via the penalty spot, the call made after Stima’s Ezekiel Otuoma had fouled Jakson Macharia inside the box.

Owusu doubled his tally just five minutes later with another successful spot kick won after

Boniface Muchiri was tackled illegally inside the area by Stima’s Maurice Ojwang.

Goalkeeper Samuel Odhiambo reduced the deficit for the visitors on 67 minutes with yet another penalty which he slotted calmly past his Tusker counterpart Duncan Ochieng.

The result marked the end of Tusker’s uncharacteristic winless run that had stretched to an agonizing five matches.

Ulinzi Stars 0-1 Nakumatt (Afraha Stadium)

Big guns Ulinzi Stars’ suffered their third consecutive loss on this afternoon.

To add salt to injury, the defeat came via an own goal. Soldier Kelvin Thairu slid the ball into his own net in an attempt to clear Boniface Akenga’s shot that had ricocheted off the hands of goalkeeper Jackton Odhiambo.


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