Masoud Juma @KPL
Masoud Juma @KPL

GOtv Shield: Sofapaka big casualties in round of 16

SportPesa Premier League sides Tusker, Kariobangi Sharks, Bandari and Sony Sugar are through to the quarter-finals of the GOtv Shield tournament following their weekend victories, but there was a notable casualty as 2014 champions Sofapaka tumbled out.

SportPesa Premier League sides Nzoia Sugar and Kakamega Homeboyz also exited the tournament following slim losses to Sony and Vihiga United respectively.

Kenya international Masoud Juma scored a brace at the Nyayo National Stadium as Kariobangi Sharks beat Sofapaka 3-1 to storm the cup quarters.

Juma netted in the 55th and 86th minutes to add on to an earlier goal from Paul Kamau, while Umaru Kasumba scored Sofapaka's consolation goal.

At the Kinoru Stadium in Meru, defending champios Tusker cruised to a 4-1 victory over Ruiru-based Butterfly courtesy of goals from David Mwangi, Brian Osumba, Paul Odhiambo, Michael Khamati.

Bandari were rescued by a last minute penalty by Noah Abich to enter the quarters in a tension-filled, entertaining match at the Kenya Ports Authority's Mbaraki Sports club.

The coast side started strongly racing to a 2-0 lead but Nakumatt regrouped to equalize in the 59th minute setting the stage for a bruising last quarter.

Anthony Wambani shot Bandari into the lead in the 11th minute with Hassan Abdalla scoring the second in the 26th minute.

But the retail traders fought back as goal poacher Kepha Aswani and Bonface Akenga scored in the 29th and 56th minute in what was a repeat of the 2015 final when Bandari beat Nakumatt 4-2 at Nyayo Stadium to win the title.

AFC Leopards’ tie against Bidco United was moved from Saturday to Wednesday in the only remaining round of 16 match yet to be determined.

GOtv Shield round of 16 weekend results:

Bandari 3-2 Nakumatt (Mbaraki)

Sony Sugar 1-0 Nzoia Sugar (Awendo)

Eldoret Youth 3-2 Savannah (Kipchoge Keino)

GFE 105 0-2 Wazito (Kipchoge Keino)

Kakamega Homeboyz 1-1 (4-5) Vihiga United (Mumias)

Tusker 4-1 Butterfly (Kinoru)

Sofapaka 3-1 Kariobangi Sharks (Nyayo)


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