Spirited Homeboyz rally late to crush Nzoia Sugar, keep Gor under pressure


Spirited Homeboyz rally late to crush Nzoia Sugar, keep Gor under pressure

In Summary

  • Kakamega Homeboyz maintained their second position on the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) standings with a hard-fought3-2 victory over Nzoia Sugar at Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday.
  • Allan Wanga, Okech Benjamin and Kennedy Onyango were on the score-sheet to fire the hosts to within four points of league leaders Gor Mahia FC who beat Western Stima 3-2 on Saturday in Nairobi.
 Joseph Saasia at the Bukhungu Stadium

Kakamega Homeboyz maintained their second position on the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) standings with a hard-fought3-2 victory over Nzoia Sugar at Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday.

Allan Wanga, Okech Benjamin and Kennedy Onyango were on the score-sheet to fire the hosts to within four points of league leaders Gor Mahia FC who beat Western Stima 3-2 on Saturday in Nairobi.

At the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, the contest was unpredictable in the opening proceedings as the two sides each missed open chances until the 32nd minute of the first half when Peter Gin converted a cross by easily tapping in after a mix up with the Homeboyz defenders inside the 6 yard box to give Nzoia the lead.

However Homeboyz almost leveled but the lines man raised the flag severally for offside trap smartly laid by Nzoia defence.

Philip Muchuma added the second in the 44th minute making it 0-2 for the visitors.

Substitute Allan Wanga who replaced Christopher Masinza in the second half cut the deficit for the home side in the 77th minute to revive his team’s hope of getting the maximum points.

Okech Benjamin was on target five minutes later to earn his team an equalizer in 82nd minute.

From here on, the momentum of the game increased, respective benches urging their charges on.

It was however left to Kenedy Onyango who ensured his side pocketed the vital three points after he converted a stoppage time cross from Allan Wanga to make it 3-2 for the hosts.

Coach Nicholas Muyoti of Kakamega Homeboyz was elated with the win more so after his boys utilized second half chances, hailing his striking force for a spirited fight in the last 10 minutes of the game.

Up next for Muyoti is Sofapaka.

“My boys played well, we fought hard, I’m hoping we shall replicate the same against Sofapaka,” Muyoti said.

Nzoia Sugar captain Benson Mangala promised his side will boys back next week against KCB.

“We played well but lost against a solid side, I want to assure fans we are going to improve against KCB,” he said.

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