SportPesa Premier League sides made short work of their lower tier league opponents in round one of the knock out GOtv Shield over the weekend.
A brace from Tusker’s new signing Paul Odhiambo lifted the defending champions to a 2-0 win over SS Assad in Mombasa while Gor Mahia beat Nairobi water 3-1 to progress to the round of 16.
Former champions Sofapaka and AFC Leopards demonstrated pure ruthlessness over their opponents, registering some of the biggest wins of the weekend.
Ingwe pulverized Dero 15-1, while Batoto ba Mungu were helped by new signing Bernard Mang’oli to a 9-1 smashing of Division Two side Silver Bullets in Machakos.
At the Moi Stadium in Kisumu, SPL returnees Nzoia Sugar beat Bondo United 2-0 even as coach Bernard Mwalala temporarily relinquished his coaching duties to his assistant Vincent Sifuna.
Ulinzi Stars, losing finalists in last year’s final, also opened their account on a winning note, beating Wajiji 1-0 courtesy of Enosh Ochieng’s goal that was scored at the stroke of half time.
Weekend round of 32 results:
Nairobi Water 1-3 Gor Mahia, Bigot FC 2-8 Nakumatt FC, Wajiji FC 0-1 Ulinzi Stars FC, Silver Bullets 1-9 Sofapaka FC, Peter Kenneth FC 0-4 Wazito FC, Dero FC 1-15 AFC Leopards, Butterfly FC 1-2 Leysa, Uweza Fc 1-3 Bandari FC, Bondo United 0-2 Nzoia Sugar FC, Eldoret Youth 3-0 Nakuru All Stars, Bungoma Super Stars 2-3 Kariobangi Sharks, Rain Forest FC 4-1 Agrochemicals FC, Umoja Baringo 1-4 Nairobi Stima FC, Naivas FC 0-1 Kakamega Homeboyz, Griffin FC 1-5 Palos FC