It’s official. Gor Mahia is the 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League champions. The team played to a 1-1 draw with Vihiga United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday 22 May to hit the 70 point mark after 32 matches while second-placed Bandari hopes to clinch the title were dealt a huge blow as they played to a barren draw with Mathare United at Kasarani.
Gor Mahia 1-1 Vihiga United
Defender Charles Momanyi gave K’Ogalo an early lead via a powerful header and they held on to the lead until stoppage time when Vihiga United equalized in the same style through Amos Kigadi.
Kakamega Homeboyz 1-2 Sony Sugar FC
Sony Sugar impressive run during the second leg continued with a 2-1 win over Kakamega Homeboyz in a match played at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega. Andrew Waiswa returned to haunt Homeboyz as he grabbed a brace for Sony while Homeboyz’s consolation was scored by Maxwell Ravel.
Western Stima 2-1 Posta Rangers
Western Stima edged Posta Rangers 2-1 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu. Posta opened the scoring through Ken Mutembei in the 10th minute and they held on to it until the 49th minute when the home side equalized through former Muhoroni Youth defender James Ogada. Custodian Samwel Odhiambo completed the comeback from the spot in stoppage time.
Mathare United 0-0 Bandari
Mathare United held the Dockers to a barren draw in an entertaining match at the MISC, Kasarani.
Sofapaka 0-0 Chemelil Sugar FC
Sofapaka and Chemelil Sugar FC also played to a scoreless draw in an early kick off match played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
Ulinzi Stars 3-3 Kariobangi Sharks
Ulinzi Stars staged a memorable comeback to draw with Kariobangi Sharks 3-3 at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. Elvis Nandwa opened the scoring in the fourth minute for Ulinzi but Sharks responded swiftly through Fidel Origa just two minutes later. Churchill Muloma made it 2-1 in favour of the soldiers with a well-struck volley in the 21st minute. Two minutes later, Boniface Onyango made it 3-1 after capitalising on a poor clearance from the Sharks backline. Former Kibera Black Stars winger Julius Masaba replaced Harrison Mwendwa after the breather and this change paid off for Sharks as he grabbed a brace, scoring in the 72nd and 74th minute to ensure his team comes back to Nairobi with a point.
Nzoia Sugar FC 0-1 KCB FC
KCB’s resurgence also continued with a solitary goal win over Nzoia Sugar FC at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma courtesy of a goal by Kennedy Owino.