Chemelil Sugar FC, Sofapaka, Nzoia and Gor Mahia bagged wins over Zoo FC, Posta Rangers and Bandari FC respectively as Vihiga and Nakumatt shared spoils in Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Round 5 matches played across different venues on Saturday 3rd March,
Chemelil 2-1 Zoo FC
Chemelil Sugar FC registered their second win of the season, beating Zoo FC 2-1 in a match played at the Chemelil Sports Complex.
Promising defender John Kuol opened the scoring for the homeside in the 33rd minute with a powerful header. Kepha Ondati equalized for Zoo in the 51st minute but Tanzanian forward Benedicto Jacobs scored from the spot with three minutes to stoppage time to hand Chemelil the three crucial points.
Gor Mahia 2-0 Bandari
Gor Mahia maintained their top position at the summit of the 2018 log with a deserved 2-0 win over Bandari in a match played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
Wesley Onguso gave Gor the lead slightly past the half-hours’ mark and Meddie Kagere continued with his fine form, getting the winner in the second half – his fourth goal of the season.
Vihiga United 0-0 Nakumatt FC
Vihiga United and Nakumatt FC played to a barren draw in a match played at the Bukhungu Stadium. Vihiga are yet to pick a win this season and are 16th on the log with 3 points from 5 matches while Nakumatt are ninth with 6 points having played the same number of matches.
Sofapaka 2-1 Posta Rangers
Sofapaka moved to third on the log after 2-1 win over Posta Rangers in an early kick off match played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
Stephen Waruru opened the scoring for Batoto ba Mungu in the 42nd minute, heading in a Kevin Kimani freekick. Kepha Aswani doubled the lead soon after the breather with a cool finish after the impressive Elli Asiech had done the spade work. Gearson Likono pulled one back for Rangers but Sofapaka held on to bag the three points.
Nzoia Sugar FC 3-1 Kakamega Homeboyz
Elvis Rupia grabbed his first hattrick of the season as Nzoia beat Kakamega Homeboyz 3-1 at Sudi. Kakamega’s lone goal was scored by Hassan Kikoyo.