Eight matches were played on Sunday 9th April as the league entered Round 10.
Zoo FC 1-0 Posta Rangers
2017 KPL MVP Mike Madoya’s goal in the 21st minute was enough to hand Zoo FC their second win of the season as they overcome Posta Rangers in an entertaining game played at the Green Stadium in Kericho.
The win lifts Zoo from the bottom of the log to seventeenth in the log with 7 points while Posta is now seventh with 14 points.
“I am happy we won this match. After a string of poor results, it gives us morale and at least a sense of direction. Posta Rangers had underrated us and once we got the early goal it was really hard for them to get their groove on. However, we also lost very many open chances – the lads are in a rush to score and end up losing very good chances. We squandered very many chances but I am glad we won and I hope the win is a beginning of more positive results.” – Sammy Okoth, Zoo FC Head Coach
Mathare United 1-0 Tusker FC
Mathare United continued with their impressive start to the season with a well-deserved 1-0 win over Tusker FC in a match played at the Ruaraka Stadium. Youngster John Mwangi scored the only goal in the first half.
The Slum Boys are on top of the log with 23 points from 10 matches, 4 points above 2nd placed Gor Mahia who have 3 matches in hand.
Thika United 2-1 Sofapaka
Thika United beat Sofapaka 2-1 in the only televised match of the day at the Thika Sub County Stadium. Sofapaka opened the scoring in the 47th minute through Kepha Aswani but Thika equalized in the 56th minute through Masakidi Mata. Edmond Adem grabbed the winner in the 86th minute to hand the home side the crucial three points.
Sony Sugar 2-2 Kariobangi Sharks
Sony Sugar FC and Kariobangi Sharks played to a 2-all draw in a match played at the Green Stadium in Awendo.
Sony got their goals courtesy of Ray Omondi and Derrick Otanga while Sharks got theirs through Bolton Omwenga and Sidney Simale.
Nzoia Sugar FC 2-2 AFC Leopards
AFC Leopards staged a heroic comeback from two goals down to share spoils with Nzoia Sugar FC in another entertaining match played at the Mumias Sports Complex.
On-form Elvis Rupia scored twice, in the third and 38th minute to give Nzoia a 2-0 lead but Brian Marita reduced the deficit in the 42nd minute before Robinson Kamura equalized in the 47th minute.
Bandari 1-1 Ulinzi Stars
Masita Masuta once again came to the rescue of Ulinzi Stars as his stoppage time goal to cancel William Wadri’s opener in the 26th minute earned Ulinzi a crucial point away at the Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa.
Kakamega Homeboyz 2-0 Nakumatt FC
Nakumatt suffered a 0-2 loss to Kakamega Homeboyz at the Bukhungu Stadium, the home side scoring through Moses Mudavadi and Hassan Kikoyo in the 22nd and 42nd minute respectively.
Vihiga United 1-1 Chemelil Sugar FC
Vihiga United and Chemelil drew 1-1 in an early kick off match at the Mumias Sports Complex. Benjamin Oketch opened the scoring for Chemelil in the 11th minute but Vincent Wonder Odongo equalized at the half hours’ mark.