Eight goals were scored in the seven matches played. Gor Mahia’s Medie Kagere was on the mark to bring his goal tally to 10, same as Sofapaka’s Umaru Kasumba who was silent this round. Stephen Waruru of Ulinzi Stars still leads the scorers’ list with 11 goals despite also being quiet on the weekend.
Kakamega Homeboyz coach Mike Mururi: It was a tough tie and I am happy the boys maintained their composure and defended the one goal win to the hilt to make sure we return home with maximum points (beat Ulinzi Stars 1-0). It always feels good winning away from home and considering we were playing such a big team as Ulinzi, the feeling is doubly good. We are happy with our position in the league (second) and we can continue dreaming.
Sofapaka coach Sam Ssimbwa: “I am happy with this win (beat AFC Leopards 2-0). We had become a laughing stock since we left Nairobi Thursday last week. We wanted to win this game to get back our morale.
AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano: “Fatigue played a big role in this game. You cannot travel on the material day to Narok and expect to play so well against a team that has camped here for days (lost 2-0 to Sofapaka). We are all in the Premier League but with different match day organization. I call upon the management to plan well for these boys to reduce fatigue.”
Thika United coach Nicholas Muyoti: “This result is proof that hard work pays (beat Kariobangi Sharks 1-0). We’ve been working very hard and clearly our efforts have paid off. We played well, created many chances and won the game. The important thing is that we got three points. But we have to remain focused, the matches are getting fewer and we cannot afford any more slip ups. We will treat all our remaining matches with the seriousness they deserve. We have to climber higher from the relegation zone.”
Sony Sugar coach Salim Babu: “Getting a point away is always a plus for me and my team because it is never easy to travel long distances and still manage to produce a good performance (drew 0-0 with Posta Rangers). We had a good strategy where we played two attacker at the beginning of the match. When that failed we changed tack and started playing the long balls and that made things better for us.”
Nzoia Sugar coach Bernard Mwalala: “We did everything to win but we failed (drew 0-0 with Western Stima) . We created more chances than Western Stima in the first half, but we failed to use them all. In the second half we were on the offensive throughout but it seems that luck wasn’t on our side. We, however, have to be contented with the single point because it could have been worse.”
Bandari coach Paul Nkata: “This is a superior team and therefore if you don’t plan well they can demolish you (lost 3-0 to Gor Mahia). We were avoiding such a scenario and that is why we had more numbers in front of our goal. Most of our players are injured and this also cost us.
Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr: “They (Bandari) have been superb and I am very happy because again we played well and won and so we still remain unbeaten under my guidance.”
Chemelil coach Abdalla Juma: “I loved the inter-play between the boys because it helped us dominate the game and take an early lead (drew 1-1 with Mathare United). While we conceded late as a result of a mistake, I am not offended by that; all I can tell our fans is that they will see good results from us. We are okay.”