Five matches were played across different venues on Sunday 27th May with Nakumatt FC’s win over Posta Rangers and Sofapaka’s silencing of Ulinzi being the highlight of the day.
Ulinzi 1-2 Sofapaka
Sofapaka edged out Ulinzi Stars 2-1 in an entertaining match played at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. Umaru Kasumba opened the scoring with a delightful volley and Kepha Aswani doubled the lead just a few minutes later. Elvis Nandwa pulled one back for the Soldiers in the second half but Batoto ba Mungu held on to bag the three points.
“My boys didn’t take instructions and we also gifted the opponents two easy goal. My center backs; Hassan Mohammd and George Omondi did not play well today and we paid for it. It is a very competitive league and slight mistakes are punished.” – Dunstan Nyaudo, Ulinzi Stars Head Coach
“The lads promised me a win and they delivered – they have given me what they promised and I am happy. The win is crucial as it gives us the momentum heading into the next match as we will face it with confidence.” – John Baraza, Sofapaka Head Coach
Posta Rangers 0-2 Nakumatt FC
Nakumatt FC rise continued as they beat Posta Rangers 2-0 at the Camp Toyoyo in Nairobi. Boniface Mukhekhe scored a brace to take his season tally to four goals so far this season.
Vihiga United 0-1 Thika United
Thika United bagged an important away win, beating Vihiga United by a solitary goal at the Mumias Sports Complex. The all important goal was scored by Shami Kibwana.
Kariobangi Sharks 1-0 Bandari
Sven Yidah’s header in the second half was all Kariobangi Sharks needed to beat Bandari in an early kick off match played at the Camp Toyoyo.
Wazito 0-3 Nzoia Sugar FC
Nzoia Sugar FC also picked a crucial away win at the Camp Toyoyo, thrashing Wazito FC 3-0, goals courtesy of Elvis Rupia, Morven Otinya and Victor Omondi.