Gor fall to Homeboyz, Tusker power past Bandari as Ulinzi switch off Stima
- Gor Mahia begun life without foreign strikers Gnamien Yikpe and Francis Afriyie on a sour note losing 2-1 to a determined Kakamega Homeboyz 2-1 at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega.
- Nicholas Kipkirui scored for Gor after Allan Wanga had opened the accounts for the home side but added the other to seal the win for the Nicholas Muyoti coached side.
- In Nakuru, at the Afraha Stadium, Ulinzi Stars made it four wins in a row with a hard fought 3-2 win against Western Stima, a win that sees them climb to third on 34 points.
Gor Mahia begun life without foreign strikers Gnamien Yikpe and Francis Afriyie on a sour note losing 2-1 to a determined Kakamega Homeboyz at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega.
Nicholas Kipkirui scored for Gor but strikes from David Odhiambo and Ali Bai sealed the win for the Nicholas Muyoti coached side.
In Nakuru, at the Afraha Stadium, Ulinzi Stars made it four wins in a row with a hard fought 3-2 win against Western Stima, a win that saw them climb to third on 34 points.
On the other hand, free-scoring John Makwatta proved to be AFC Leopards’ main man as his brace helped Ingwe return to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 over Wazito.
In Mombasa, Brian Marita scored a nerveless injury time goal as Tusker staged an incredible comeback to beat Bandari 2-1 at Mbaraki Sport Club in a Kenyan Premier League match.
Bernard Mwalala’s coached side got the perfect start thanks to Wycliffe Ochomo’s opener from the spot after a foul on Shaban Kenga – the former Gor Mahia man scoring his first league goal of the season.
After the breather, Tusker who have an eye on the title this season, showed their title winning credentials and their resulting pressure on the game bore some fruits with Hashim Sempala equalizing in the 65th minute with his long shot from distance leaving keeper Michael Wanyika hopeless.
The hosts then had a succession of chances but were unable to capitalize forcing Mwalala to summon some fresh legs in his attack, goalscorer Ochomo replacing Benjamin Mosha.
The game appeared to be petering to its conclusion- with both sides all set for a stalemate until Marita rose to the occasion in the dying minutes to break the dockers’ hearts with only one minute of the six added time remaining.
His goal definitely infuriated Bandari fans who chanted ‘Mwalala out’, his goal proving to be too costly for the coastal based side.
Mwalala suffered another frustrating afternoon in Mombasa just few days ago after seeing his side narrowly lose 1-0 to Kariobangi Sharks in Nairobi.
The result leaves Bandari 11th on the table while high-flyers Tusker leading the KPL table on 37 points, one above Kakamega Homeboyz.
Bandari now face two big tests with Gor Mahia up next before hosting KCB at Mbaraki.
Bandari fans will be far from confident of positive results in those games after another poor display from a team lacking authority and quality in defence.
KPL Collated Results
Ulinzi Stars 3-2 Western Stima
Mathare United 2-1 Kariobangi Sharks
Kisumu All Stars 0-2 Posta Rangers
Sofapaka 4-1 Nzoia Sugar
KK Homeboyz 2-1 Gor Mahia
Bandari 1-2 Tusker
AFC Leopards 2-0 Wazito
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