Five matches were played across different venues on Sunday 5th August as the SportPesa Premier League Round 25 action came to an end.
Kariobangi Sharks 1-2 Zoo FC
In an early kick off match played at the Camp Toyoyo, visiting Zoo Kericho picked all the three points by edging out Kariobangi Sharks 2-1. Sabiri Sindini opened the scoring for the visitors in the 25th minute but Sharks leveled through Duke Abuya just three minutes later. 2017 KPL MVP Michael Madoya headed in the winner in the 58th minute, his tenth goal of the season.
“We had a strategy for Sharks and I am very happy it worked. Our plan was to deny them spaces by not pressing very high and hitting them on the counter and that is how we got our two goals. The win is very crucial for us as it takes us off the relegation zone but we have to keep up with the good performance in the next matches.” – Zoo FC Head Coach, Sammy Okoth
Sofapaka 1-0 Ulinzi Stars
Ugandan forward scored a stoppage time winner as Sofapaka edged out Ulinzi Stars by a solitary goal in a match played at the Narok County Stadium.
AFC Leopards 2-1 Mathare United
AFC Leopards had youngster Marvin Nabwire Omondi to thank as he scored the winner in the team’s 2-1 win over Mathare United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Whyvonne Isuza put Ingwe ahead from the spot at the half hour hour mark after Jaffery Odeny was hacked on the edge of the box by James Situma. Situma equalized just before the break, tapping in a floated freekick to level the scores. Marvin Nabwire reacted fast to tap in after Mathare custodian David Okello punched Jaffery’s low shot on his path.
Nzoia Sugar 0-0 Wazito
Nzoia Sugar FC and Wazito FC played to a barren draw in a match played at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma. Both teams have been struggling during the second leg – Wazito are still bottom of the log with 20 points from 25 matches while Nzoia are 11th with 30 points having played the same number of matches.
Sony Sugar 3-1 Thika United
Sony Sugar’s resurgence under coach Patrick Odhiambo continued with a well deserved 3-1 win over struggling Thika United at the Green Stadium in Awendo. Former Muhoroni Youth defender Robert Mudenyu opened the scoring for Sony in the 2nd minute and Enock Agwanda doubled the lead from the spot in the 20th minute after Hadji Mwachoki handled the ball in the box. Tobias Omondi headed in the third goal for Sony in the 50th minute after a wonderful freekick by Clinton Omondi. Thika’s consolation goal came in the 59th minute through Dennis Lewa.
1. Nakumatt 2-2 Gor Mahia
2. Chemelil Sugar 1-0 Vihiga United
3. Kakamega Homeboyz 0-2 Tusker FC
4. Posta Rangers 1-3 Bandari