Sofapaka add to Kisumu All Stars woes


Sofapaka add to Kisumu All Stars woes
Sofapaka FC players celebrate victory against AFC Leopards SC during their SportPesa FKF Shield semi-finals match at Kasasrani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on September 23, 2018. Sofapaka FC won 1-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Sofapaka moved to fifth position on the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) log Tuesday following a 2-1 win against Kisumu All Stars at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
  • Former Kenyan international Kepha Aswani and Ellie Asieche struck either side of halftime to sink the visitors with Wesley Kemboi scoring a consolation for the Kisumu based outfit.

Sofapaka moved to fifth position on the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) log Tuesday following a 2-1 win against Kisumu All Stars at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Former Kenyan international Kepha Aswani and Ellie Asieche struck either side of halftime to sink the visitors with Wesley Kemboi scoring a consolation for the Kisumu based side.

Sofapaka’s win compounded All Stars’ woes as their winless run stretched to three matches to dent hopes of playing back-to-back in the top tier league. They sit 15th on the log with eight points.

It was the 2009 champions who came off the block fastest and in the eighth minute midfielder Asieche slotted in a well taken penalty before All Stars restored parity in the half hour mark through Kemboi.

Twenty minutes to the whistle, Aswani, a former AFC Leopards striker smashed in the winner to hand Sofapaka an important maximum points which propelled the John Baraza coached side to fifth position on 21 points four behind leaders Gor Mahia.

The league will continue on Wednesday with Ulinzi Stars penciled to face Chemilil Sugar in Muhoroni while third placed Kakamega Homeboyz eyeing to continue with their resurgence against misfiring Bandari at Bukhungu Stadium.

Second placed Tusker will be eyeing to go top against money-bags Wazito at Machakos while Western Stima entertains Zoo Kericho.

WEDNESDAY FIXTURES

Chemelil Sugar Vs Ulinzi Stars 1500

Kakamega Homeboyz Vs Bandari 1500

Wazito FC Vs Tusker FC 1600

Western Stima Vs Zoo FC 1500

DECEMBER 12

AFC Leopards Vs KCB 1500

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