It was a day full of surprises in the SportPesa Premier League with Sony Sugar FC, Vihiga United, Mathare United, AFC Leopards and Bandari registed crucial wins in matches played across different venues on Sunday 12th August.
Ulinzi Stars 0-1 Sony Sugar
A 44th minute Enock Agwanda strike was all Sony Sugar needed to beat Ulinzi Stars at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. The burly forward capitalized on the centre-backs reluctance to clear a ball to slot in.
Sofapaka 0-1 Vihiga United
Amos Kigadi scored the winner as Vihiga United picked the maximum points against Sofapaka in an entertaining clash staged at the Narok County Stadium.
Tusker 0-1 Bandari
Bandari’s good form continued with a well-deserved 1-0 win over Tusker FC at Ruaraka. Yema Mwana headed in Darius Msagha’s cornerkick to score the all-important goal in the third minute.
Mathare United 2-1 Kariobangi Sharks
Mathare United had not beaten Sharks in a league match prior to this game and it is perhaps what motivated them to go for a win in what was a thoroughly entertaining match at the MISC Kasarani.
Former Mathare United winger Harrison Mwendwa made a good run down the right wing to deliver a perfect cross to Eric Kapaito to score the opener in the 11th minute. Chrispin Oduor restored parity in the 21st minute with a cool finish. Ahmed Ahmad scored the winner in the 83rd via a beautiful free kick from the edge of the box. Geoffrey Shiveka had handled the ball after a brilliant run by youngster Cliff Nyakeya.
Thika United 1-3 Wazito
Thika United’s slump continued as they suffered a humiliating 1-3 loss to Wazito FC at home. Veteran Hadji Mwachoki opened the scoring for the homeside at the quarter hour mark, Heritier Luvualu finding him with a perfectly weighted pass after a swift counter attack. Ivorian International Emmanuel Tienan equalized for the visitors heading in a corner in the 27th minute. Derrick Onyango made it 2-1 in favour of the visitors 2 minutes after the restart, intercepting a miss-pass to score. Edwin Lavatsa capitalized on some casual clearance by Thika to make it 3-1 in the 49th minute and they held on to the scoreline to pick the three crucial points.
Nakumatt 2-4 AFC Leopards
Ezekiel Odera scored a brace as AFC Leopards beat Nakumatt 4-2 in an entertaining clash played in Machakos.
Odera opened the scoring in the 17th minute beating Peter Odhiambo with a good shot after Moses Mburu found him with a clever pass. He doubled the lead in the 23rd minute after a nice pass from Marvin Nabwire. Joe Waithira pulled one back for Nakumatt just before the break from the spot after he was brought down in the box by Ezekiel Owade but Jaffari Odeny made it 3-1 just before the break.
Marvin Nabwire made it 4-1 in the 63rd minute before Timonah Wanyonyi scored a brilliant solo goal for Nakumatt in the 78th minute to make it 4-2.
Zoo FC 3-1 Nzoia Sugar
Zoo FC beat Nzoia Sugar 3-1 in a match played on Saturday 11th August in Kericho, The homeside got their goals through Bernard Odhiambo, Kepha Ondati and Isaac Kipyegon while Nzoia’s only goal was scored by Festus Okiring.