Gor, Posta cruise as Mathare end drought

Gor Mahia, Posta Rangers win, AFC Leopards draw, champs Tusker, Ulinzi beaten as Nzoia end season’s jinx at Sudi Stadium in Wednesday’s matches.

Zoo Kericho 3-2 Kariobangi Sharks (Kericho Green Stadium)

Zoo’s went ahead in the 20th minute through Geoffrey Gichana who came through with a solo dribbling effort that started from the midfield and ended with the ball inside the net.

Patilla Omoto’s well-weighted free kick in the 23rd minute was headed home by Rodgers Omondi as Sharks drew level.

Striker Nicholas Kipkurui restored Zoo’s lead after utilizing an inch-perfect cross from Danson Namasaka.

Golden boy Mike Madoya scored the hosts’ third in the 55th minute as they looked to run away with the game.

But Sharks fought tenaciously and reduced the deficit in the dying moments of the game through Kenya international Ovella Ochieng.

Significantly, Zoo ended Sharks impressive 11-match unbeaten record that stretched to early in the first leg

Mathare United 1-0 Kakamega Homeboyz (Ruaraka Grounds)

Eric Ambunya seemingly turned the ball into his own net just three minutes into the game, and this goal was credited to on form striker Chris Ochieng as Mathare ended a harrowing nine-match winless run.

It was also Mathare’s first win over Homeoyz in the history of the Kenyan Premier League.

Posta Rangers 1-0 Tusker (Nyayo Stadium)

It was yet another unsuccessful afternoon for defending champions Tusker, and this result marked their fifth consecutive game without victory.

Combative defender Joackins Atudo, who had just returned from a long injury layoff, scored the all-important goal in the 84th minute for the title chasing Rangers.

Rangers had to contend with numerical disadvantage in the game’s last ten minutes as lead striker Dennis Mukaisi was sent off for dissent.

Western Stima 1-1 AFC Leopards (Moi Stadium)

Stima’s sensation Villa Oromchan was on the score sheet once again on 38 minutes, getting on the end of Ezekiel Otuoma’s cross with aplomb.

Snarling Ingwe, desperate to save face from last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Stima, responded just six minutes later through new signing Aziz Okaka who banged in a cross from Ray Omondi.

Sofapaka 3-2 Muhoroni Youth (Muhoroni Stadium)

Sofapaka went one goal up in the sixth minute through captain Maurice Odipo who rose high to nod home a free kick.

Ali Feni doubled the scores for the 2009 champions in the 39th minute in a flowing counter attack before Ambrose Ayoyi reduced the deficit for Muhoroni Youth immediately after the breather.

Ugandan Umar Kasumba however scored seconds later to stretch Sofapaka’s lead once again.

Batoto ba Munga conceded in the 90th minute via Muhoroni’s Hassan Kiyoyo’s but had done enough to walk away with all three points.

Nzoia Sugar 1-0 Ulinzi Stars (Sudi Stadium)

Second half substitute Patrick Kwitonda came through with the game’s decisive goal in the 89th

Bandari 0-0 Sony Sugar (Mbaraki Sports Club)

It was a case of missed chances both ends as both teams served up sumptuous attacking football.

A positive for Sony, they have now gone three matches unbeaten, climbing to 14th on the league table.

Thika United 1-0 Chemelil Sugar (Thika Stadium)

Mwinyi Kibwana scored in the 34th minut for the home side as the registered their first win in eight games.

Chemelil’s Apollo Otieno attracted a red card in the dying minutes of the game after receiving a second bookable offense for a foul on Thika captain Dennis Odhiambo.

Nakumatt 0-1 Gor Mahia (Nyayo stadium)

Jacques Tuyisenge scored in the 12th minute after he found himself unmarked in the penalty area.

Gor could have won by a bigger margin but for wastefulness by their front runners in the area with Meddie Kagere, Godfrey Walusimbi and George “Blackberry” Odhiambo guilty as charged.


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