Sofapaka dent Ulinzi’s title march, Nakumatt shop at Posta


Sofapaka dent Ulinzi's title march, Nakumatt shop at Posta
Sofapaka FC players break for first half during their SportPesa Premier League match against Bandari FC at Camp Toyoyo stadium, Jericho in Nairobi on May 01, 2017. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Sofapaka derailed Ulinzi Stars who have been in fine form, denying them the chance to go level on points with leaders Gor Mahia at Afraha Stadium on Sunday.  This was one of the seven fixtures played in the round of 17 of the Kenya Premier League (KPL) over the weekend.
  • John Baraza’s Batoto ba Mungu, third on the table with 28 points, same as second placed Ulinzi, frustrated the latter with a 2-0 win at the Afraha Stadium on Sunday.
  • Ulinzi, playing second fiddle to Gor Mahia, suffered a first loss in five games leaving them three points behind K’Ogalo, who have four games in hand.

Former champions Sofapaka derailed Ulinzi Stars who have been in fine form, denying them the chance to go level on points with leaders Gor Mahia at Afraha Stadium on Sunday.  This was one of the seven fixtures played in the round of 17 of the Kenya Premier League (KPL) over the weekend.

John Baraza’s Batoto ba Mungu, third on the table with 28 points, same as second placed Ulinzi, frustrated the latter with a 2-0 win at the Afraha Stadium on Sunday.

Ulinzi, playing second fiddle to Gor Mahia, suffered a first loss in five games leaving them three points behind K’Ogalo, who have four games in hand.

Camp Toyoyo hosted three of the five matches played on Sunday. Nakumatt FC bagged three valuable points in a 2-0 victory over Posta Rangers, to get them off the foot of the table, but still languish dangerously at position 16 with 17 points, a point above Zoo and two above SoNy Sugar.

Premier League debutants Wazito is on a treacherous run of form, registering yet another loss in a 3-0 thumping at the hands of Nzoia Sugar. The league’s top scorer Elvis Rupia contributed one of the three goals, taking his tally for the season to 12 as his side remains within touching distance of the top slots.

Nzoia Sugar FC players celebrates Victor Omondi’s goal against Wazito FC during their Kenyan Premier League match at Camp Toyoyo stadium, Jericho in Nairobi on May 27, 2018. Nzoia FC won 3-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha.

This is Frank Ouna’s fourth defeat which sees his side tie on points with Nakumatt and only stay above the retailers on goal difference.

Kariobangi Sharks overcame Bandari with a solitary goal to go level on points with the dockers .On 24 points each, they are seventh and eighth respectively.

The weekend action aloes saw Thika United edge Vihiga United 1-0 at the Mumias Complex as SoNy Sugar recorded a 1-0 win over Chemilil at the Chemilil Complex.

On Saturday, Kakamega Homeboyz condemned Tusker to another defeat in their home turf, with two goals on either side of the half, to wrap up the points for Mike Mururi’s side.

It is a weekend that would have seen the Mashemeji Derby, pitting the eternal rivalry between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards take place, but the eagerly anticipated match was postponed by the KPL to avail players for national team duty.

With the weekend implications, Gor, still rooted at the summit on 31 points, and enjoying a three-point cushion, with four games in hand, have a healthy chance of making the chase for the title a procession should they win all the four games.

Weekend Results

Chemelil Sugar 0 -1 SoNy Sugar

Tusker 0 -2 Kakamega Homeboyz

Kariobangi Sharks 1 -0 Bandari 0

Posta Rangers 0 -2 Nakumatt

Ulinzi Stars 1 -2 Sofapaka

Vihiga United 0 -1 Thika United

Wazito 0 -3Nzoia Sugar

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