Sony stun Mathare as Tusker, Sofapaka rained off


Sony Sugar FC players celebrate scoring against Chemelil Sugar FC during their Sportpesa Premier League ...
Sony Sugar FC players celebrate scoring against Chemelil Sugar FC during their Sportpesa Premier League match at the Awendo Green stadium in Kisii county on April 16, 2016. Sony Sugar FC won 1-0. Photo/Tabitha Otwori/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Tobias Otieno hit a pair of classy goals as Sony Sugar upset Mathare United in their own backyard in Camp Toyoyo to steer clearer away from the Kenyan Premier League relegation heap
  • Otieno's both goals came inside the first half hour and the hosts simply failed pick themselves up from that disastrous start as their winless streak stretched into seven matches

Tobias Otieno hit a pair of classy goals as Sony Sugar upset Mathare United in their own backyard in Camp Toyoyo to steer clearer away from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) relegation heap.

Otieno’s both goals came inside the first half hour and the hosts simply failed pick themselves up from that disastrous start as their winless streak stretched into seven matches.

Heavy rains at the Ruaraka Grounds meant the highlight clash of the weekend pitting Tusker FC and Sofapaka FC had to be rescheduled and will now be played on Monday at 10:00am.

The league management announced it will do a secondary assessment on the pitch to determine whether its condition will be good enough to host the encounter, saying the replay could otherwise be staged in Camp Toyoyo.

Mathare’s lack of cutting edge was once cast in the limelight as the hosts failed to make their dominant possession count, attracting another round of criticism from head coach Francis Kimanzi.

“Sony were very solid at the back but my attacking players were once again blunt. Conceding an early goal is always difficult and after they scored we struggled to come back in the game,” Kimanzi told Citizen Digital.

His opposite number Patrick Odhiambo said all three points was the least they deserved after an efficient performance that marked two back to back high profile wins after they beat Sofapaka by a similar margin last week.

“I am really happy with the win,it was a difficult match but we deserved the three points. Most of my players are young but they showed maturity,composure and the team spirit,” Odhiambo said.

The match set off to fast start with Otieno scoring a wonderful opener in the fifth minute, picking up Ambrose Ayoyi’s pass and driving it into the back of the net from 25 yards out.

The player completed his brace 25 minutes later with another cracking finish beyond goalkeeper David Okello with Enock Agwanda and Collins Neto involved in its build-up.

 

 

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