AFC Leopards, Vihiga United, Sofapaka and Tusker FC registered wins over Sony Sugar FC, Wazito FC, Mathare United and Nakumatt respectively in some of the SportPesa Premier League Round 22 matches played on Sunday 8th July.
Kariobangi Sharks and Ulinzi Stars played to a 1-1 draw while Nzoia and Rangers shared spoils in a scoreless draw in the other matches played on the same day.
Sofapaka 3-2 Mathare United
Sofapaka moved to second on the log with a hard fought 3-2 win over Mathare United in a match played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Kepha Aswani opened the scoring with a powerful header to take his season tally to 8 goals so far. Francis Ochieng leveled the scores for Mathare with a well taken penalty in the 20th minute but Elli Asieche restored Sofapaka’s lead from the spot just before the break. Pistone Mutamba, signed from Wazito during the midseason transfer window, scored to make it 3-1 minutes after the breather. Alphonce Ndonye reduced the deficit for Mathare but Sofapaka held on for the crucial maximum points.
AFC Leopards 1-0 Sony Sugar
Abdalla Salim headed in Brian Marita’s cross in the 55th minute to score his first league goal for AFC Leopards and hand them a crucial win against Sony Sugar FC in a match played at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.
Tusker FC 1-0 Nakumatt
New signing John Kamau made the difference for Tusker FC as his goal in the 20th minute was all they needed to edge out Nakumatt FC in a match played at the Ruaraka Stadium.
Nzoia Sugar 0-0 Posta Rangers
Nzoia Sugar FC and Posta Rangers played to a barren draw in a match played at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma.
Wazito 0-1 Vihiga United
Wazito’s poor form persisted as they lost by a solitary goal to Vihiga United at the Camp Toyoyo, Christopher Masinza’s strike making all the difference. The result leaves Wazito at the bottom of the log with 18 points from 22 matches.
Ulinzi Stars 1-1 Kariobangi Sharks
Oscar Wamalwa rescued a point for Ulinzi Stars in Nakuru as he scored an 88th minute equalizer to cancel out Ovella Ochieng’s wonder goal in the 20th minute.