Sofapaka slip up in title race

By nesta kizito
Oct 05, 2014

Sofapaka dropped valuable points when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sony Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League match at Awendo Green Stadium on Sunday.

With the match coming 24 hours after Gor Mahia, opened a five-point gap at the top of the table, Sofapaka were under pressure to win the match and stay on the heels of the leaders.

But things got thick for them when Sony took a two-goal lead in just under 40 minutes of play with Kennedy Oduor and Samuel Onyango accounting for the sugar millers’ goals.

Batoto ba Mungu got back into the match just on the stroke of half time when stocky forward Enock Agwanda pulled one back for his ninth goal of the season.

Burundian national Abdul Fiston spared the visitors the blushes with an equalizer shortly after the hour mark.

The result moved Sofapaka to 47 points from 26 matches behind leaders Gor Mahia (51 points) from an equal number of matches. Tusker are third on 45 points.

Time running out

In Nakuru, league debutants Top Fry All Stars’ troubles deepened after they were beaten 2-0 by AFC Leopards.

Time is fast running out for the league debutants who are eight points from safety. The Nakuru side is bottom of the table on 16 points behind fellow strugglers City Stars (20 points) who were hammered 4-1 by Gor Mahia on Saturday.

Against Leopards, Top Fry fell to Humphrey Meino’s first half strike and Jacob Keli’s late effort in stoppage time.

“My players displayed a good fighting spirit and that is how the match was won. I am very pleased with the boys’ performance today,” Leopards coach Pieter De Jongh said.

In the day’s other match, a brace from David King’atua and another goal from skipper gave hosts Thika United a 3-1 win over Bandari whose consolation was scored by Shaban Kenga.

However, the outcome of the match bore no significance on the table with Thika United staying sixth on 37 points while the dockers are also non-movers on 13th spot with 27 points.