Rampant Mathare United put six past Zoo without reply at Ruaraka, Gor hold on for narrow win against Muhoroni Youth in Kisumu as Nicholas Muyoti claims a second win with Thika United in Saturday’s matches.
Chemelil Sugar 1-1 Posta Rangers (Chemelil Sports Complex)
The sugar millers went ahead 15 minutes into the match, Philip Muchuma converting Collins Neto’s text book cross.
The postmen, however, equalized 25 minutes later when midfielder Kennedy Otieno directly scored from a corner kick. The draw could be considered a major setback for Rangers who are gunning for their maiden league title.
Mathare United 6-0 Zoo Kericho (Ruaraka Grounds)
Harambee Stars trialist Chrispin Ochieng scored a hat trick in this match. His first goal came just four minutes after kick off when he caught Zoo goalkeeper Vincent Misikhu out of line and punished him accordingly.
The on-fire Ochieng found the back of the net again in the 45th minute before returning midfielder Edward Seda scored his debut goal of the season just seven minutes afterwards to send Mathare three goals clear.
In the 74th minute, Derrick Onyango opened his account of the day and eight minutes later, the slum boys celebrated victory as Ochieng converted a penalty awarded for his double after Zoo’s Isaac Kipyegon had committed an offense inside the box.
Onyango put the icing on the cake in the 90th minute to complete the six-star performance for Mathare United.
Muhoroni Youth 1-2 Gor Mahia (Moi Stadium)
Timothy Otieno put visiting Gor ahead on 22 minute, getting on the end of Rwandan Jacques Tuyisenge’s cross for an easy tap-in.
He then doubled his tally just six minutes later after beating Muhoroni goalkeeper Gradus Ochieng in a one-on-one situation for a comfortably looking half time lead for K’Ogalo.
Muhoroni fought hard but had to wait until the 86th minute to pull a goal back via the boot of Robert Indimuli following a swift counter move.
Thika United 1-0 Nzoia Sugar (Thika Stadium)
Nigerian Onwudi Chibueze tucked home Said Tsuma’s delivery into the box in the fourth minute as Thika went ahead with the only goal of the match.
This was Nicholas Muyoti’s second win since his appointment as coach three months ago, and it enabled Thika climb up from 17th to 15th places on the league table.