AFC Leopards showed glimpses of the force they could be this season with a comprehensive win over Nakamutt, troubled Tusker fell to Thika United as Sony Sugar beat Sofapaka and Muhoroni Youth edged out Kariobangi Sharks in Sunday matches.
Thika United 2-0 Tusker (Thika County Stadium)
Eugene Mukangula put the hosts ahead in the third minute, powering a header after connecting well with long ball from Salim Mzee.
Shami Kibwana then compounded the defending champions’ misery with seven minutes to go after drawing out goalkeeper Eliud Emase before lobbing the ball into the net.
This was Tusker second loss of the season. They have now soaked in seven goals in just two matches.
Nakumatt 3-0 AFC Leopards (Thika County Stadium)
Ghanaina striker Gilbert Fiamenyo scored on his debut, and Ingwe’s first goal, getting on the end of Robinson Kamura’s delivered free kick to head home.
Marsellus Ingotse, who replaced Fiamenyo in the second half, extended Leopard’s lead in the 84th minute, picking Paul Kiongera’s pass to beat Nakumatt custodian Sammy Okinda with aplomb.
Kenya international Kiongera turned from provider to scorer a minute later with a lovely, explosive finish.
Muhoroni Youth 1-0 Kariobangi Sharks (Muhoroni Stadium)
A first half penalty was all Muhoroni Youth needed to record their return to the Premier League.
Sharks defender Geoffrey Shiveka upended Ambrose Ayoyi inside the danger area leaving the referee with no option but to point to the spot.
Up stepped an obliging Ayoyi to put away the dead ball, sending Sharks goalkeeper Robert Mboya the wrong way.
Sofapaka 0-1 Sony Sugar (Afraha Stadium)
Sofapaka made a disappointing return to top flight football conceding the lone goal of the match in the second half and failing to convert a penalty kick.
Former Bandari forward George Abege, who had been summoned as a second half replacement, scored a fine individual goal that was worthy of being the game winner.
Sofapaka should have drawn level minutes to the end but Moses Odhiambo fluffed his penalty kick after Sony’s Joseph Omweri had been penalized for handling the ball inside the box.