Six matches were played on Sunday 27th January but it was KCB FC’s solitary goal win over reigning champions Gor Mahia that was the highlight of the day.
KCB FC 1-0 Gor Mahia
The Bankers resurgence continued with a 1-0 over Gor Mahia at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Kennedy Owino’s strike in the 22nd minute proved to be the match winner as KCB held on to pick the three crucial points.
Sofapaka 3-2 Zoo FC
In an early kick-off match played at the same venue, Sofapaka beat visiting Zoo FC 3-2. Pistone Mutamba opened the scoring in the 21st minute, capitalizing on a defensive mishap to slot in the opener. Elli Asieche doubled the lead in the 29th minute. Umaru Kasumba, who had replaced John Avire earlier on, made it 3-0 just three minutes later as the game went to the breather with Batoto Ba Mungu firmly on the front foot.
Zoo came back a much-revitalised side and pulled one back from the spot in the 58th minute through Danson Chetambe. They continue to pile on the pressure and got another in the 88th minute courtesy of captain Johnson Ligare. Sofapaka, however, held on for the three points.
Nzoia Sugar FC 2-1 Mt Kenya United
At the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma, Collins Wakhungu grabbed a brace for Nzoia as they edged visiting Mt Kenya United 2-1. Mt Kenya’s lone goal was scored by Samuel Ndungu.
Ulinzi Stars 0-0 Kakamega Homeboyz
At the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, Ulinzi Stars lethargic start to the season persisted as they were held to a barren draw by visiting Kakamega Homeboyz.
Sony Sugar FC 1-0 Posta Rangers
At the Green Stadium in Awendo, Sony Sugar edged Posta Rangers 1-0 courtesy of a Daniel Otieno strike just before the break.
Mathare United 3-1 Vihiga United
Mathare United solidified their lead at the top of the log with a 3-1 win over visiting Vihiga United at Kasarani. Johnstone Omurwa scored an own goal at the half-hour mark to give Vihiga the lead but Kevin Kimani restored parity just before the break from the spot. Moffat Juma scored in his own net to gift Mathare United the lead in the 50th minute and Cliff Nyakeya completed the job shortly afterwards with a well-taken strike.