KPL Highlights: Sofapaka Wins 1-0 against SoNy Sugar while Vihiga United ends with a draw against Mathare United

Sofapaka extended their lead at the top of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) table thanks to a slim 1-0 win against Sony Sugar.

Batoto ba Mungu had drawn 1-1 with Kariobangi Sharks in their midweek game and any more slip up could have blown away their slim hopes of winning the league this season.

For coach Patrick Odhiambo of Sony Sugar, eyes were set on maximum points following their disappointing 0-0 draw against 11-time league champions Tusker FC last time out in the league.

It was Ugandan striker Umar Kasumba who once again stole the limelight after scoring the only goal that the John Baraza led side needed to go top. The goal is Kasumba’s 12th of the season, and is just behind Allan Wanga of Kakamega Homeboyz, who has scored two more.

Batoto ba Mungu are now leading the race with 48 points, three more than Gor Mahia who are scheduled to play Ulinzi Stars later on, and Bandari who will play later in the week.

Meanwhile The ‘Slum Boys’ once again dropped vital points in the race to win the title after coming from two goals down to force a stalemate

Mathare United came from a goal down to secure a 2-2 draw with Vihiga Unitedin a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match played on Sunday.

It took the hosts just eight minutes to find the back of the net through a set piece. The 2008 league champions gave away an easy free-kick just outside the 18-yard area, Lawrence Luganda rose for the occasion to give his side a lead.

The goal was a wake-up call for the Francis Kimanzi led side but Vihiga United looked solid at the back ensuring the ball is not played in their third.

The ‘Slum Boys’ created a chance of their own in the 35th minute; Vihiga conceded a foul in a promising position. Cliff Nyakeya took it but Johnstone Omurwa headed it a few inches over the bar.

After the break, the former champions came stronger hoping to get an equalizer and most probably the winner. But it was the hosts who doubled the advantage in the 68th minute through Wafula who managed to get Amos Kigadi’s precise pass before slotting the ball past keeper Allan Owiny.

In the 81st minute, Nyakeya finished off a ball from Chrispin Oduor to give his team a lifeline. The defenders were caught sleeping on the job and the latter found the former Gor Mahia Youth player to make it 2-1.

Johnstone Omurwa made up for his mistake in the stoppages when he scored the equalizer to spoil the party for the Sammy Okoth led side.


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