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Tusker end slide, Ulinzi shut down free scoring Sofapaka

What a wacky Wednesday, Tusker end eight-match winless streak, Sofapaka’s high-scoring canter shudders to a screeching end at the hands of Ulinzi Stars, Sony Sugar bring AFC Leopards back to earth with a thud while Kariobangi Sharks show they are indeed cut from top flight football cloth.

Western Stima 0-0 Kakamega Homeboyz (Moi Stadium)

Having risen to third position following their victory over Thika United three days ago, Kakamega Homeboyz had come into this match with the aim of piling pressure on second placed Sofapaka.

They did press but just could not break down Western Stima who also had their chances.

Kariobangi Sharks 3-0 Mathare United (Narok Stadium)

Duke Abuya made good use of the cross laid on his path in the 18th minute by on-form striker Masoud Juma to open rampant Sharks’ account.

Harambee Stars trialist Ovella Ochieng, finding himself unmarked in the 83rd minute, volleyed into the net to double the hosts scores.

Sharks sealed their emphatic win one minute later when Masoud Juma outran his marker before curling a shot past goalkeeper Levis Opiyo. In truth, Opiyo had no chance.

Thika United 2-2 Nakumatt (Thika Stadium)

Boniface Akenga gave Nakumatt the lead in 12th minute to provide a rude wake-up call to the hosts.

Their response was almost immediate with Shami Kibwana sending a ferocious shot past Nakumatt custodian Ezekiel Owade.

Eight minutes after the break, Samuel Mwanje and Musa Saad combined beautifully before the latter found the back of the net to hand Thika the lead this time round.

The retailers were, however, not done yet snatching a draw in stoppage time via alert Peter Nzuki.

Posta Rangers 0-0 Muhoroni Youth (Ruaraka Ground)

Muhoroni Youth will clutch the precious single point knowing that anything less could have seen them sink even deeper into the relegation zone.

For Rangers, however, the result is below average, as it now extends their winless record to six consecutive matches.

Nzoia United 3-0 Bandari (Sudi Stadium)

Lawrence Juma was credited with Nzoia’s first goal in the 15th minute, but it is midfielder Masita Masuta who did the spadework, winning the ball to set up excellent counter play.

Ten minutes later, the two players reversed roles, with Juma assisting Masuta to notch the sugar millers’ second.

Juma completed a fine brace with seven minutes left on the clock when he pounced on a ball that Bandari custodian Wilson Obungu following a stinging shot from Namanda.

Tusker 2-1 Zoo Kericho (Ruaraka Grounds)

After a nervy first half, Tusker went in front in the 52nd minute through lanky midfielder Humphrey Mieno who weaved past three defenders before pushing the ball past Zoo custodian Samuel Koko.

Second half substitute Kepha Ondati however brought matters back to level in the 73rd minute as the brewers looked to be again heading for another winless result, the ninth in succession, almost.

Ghanaian forward Stephen Owusu however came off the bench to save the Ruaraka side blushes with a brilliant shot in the 82nd minute. Former AFC Leopards’ blue eyed boy Michael Khamati was accountable for the assist.

AFC Leopards 0-1 Sony Sugar (Kericho Green Stadium)

Congolese striker Mwana Yema, who missed Sony’s previous match against Tusker due to suspension, announced his return loudly after sliding the ball home on a rain drenched pitch to snap Ingwe’s four-match unbeaten run.

Ulinzi Stars 2-1 Sofapaka (Kericho Green Stadium)

Cliff Kasuti was first on the score sheets connecting well with Oliver Ruto’s corner on 52 minutes.

The soldiers' lead was doubled at the half hour mark when midfielder Samuel Onyango curled the ball home with confidence.

Golden Boot aspirant, the red hot Umaru Kasumba pulled one goal back for Sofapaka 15 minutes later but they just could not rescue the game.







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