Gor stretch KPL lead as Ulinzi, Tusker share spoils


Michael Khamati (L) of Tusker FC tackles Geofrey Kokoyo of Ulinzi Stars FC during their ...
Michael Khamati (L) of Tusker FC tackles Geofrey Kokoyo of Ulinzi Stars FC during their Sportpesa Premier League match at the Afraha stadium in Nakuru on April 15, 2017. The match ended 1-1. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

Gor Mahia FC consolidated their lead at the top of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) with a 2-1 win over Sony Sugar FC in a clash staged at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu on Saturday.

Attacking midfielder Ernest Wendo opened the scoring for Gor in the 22nd minute before a moment of individual brilliance saw George Abege pull one back for Sony 14 minutes later.

The two sides were inseparable heading into the break but Meddie Kagere put Gor back in front a minute into the second half, pickiing a neat pass from Kenneth Muguna to rifle in his side’s second.

At the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, Tusker forced hosts Ulinzi Stars to a 1-1 draw with both goals coming in the second half.

Veteran striker Stephen Waruru had put Ulinzi in the lead in the 77th minute but Abdul Hassan ensured the spoils were shared when he scored with only a minute of regular time left to play.

Following the results, Gor opened a four-point gap above second-placed Ulinzi, garnering a total of 12 from five matches.

Ulinzi, however, have a game in hand having started the league late due to commitments at the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Military Men are yet to lose a match, after four outings.

KPL action continues on Sunday with five matches on the cards and two others to be played on Monday. 

Results:

Sony Sugar 1-2 Gor Mahia

Ulinzi Stars 1-1 Tusker FC.

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