Sony's impressive run continues

By nesta kizito
Mar 15, 2014
  • Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno gives instructions to his players. Sony Sugar moved to the top of the log and are yet to concede a goal. (SNA File Photo)

  • Sony coach, Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno shouts to his players in one of the matches. (SNA File Photo)

Sony Sugar upheld their fairy tale run in the Kenyan Premier League with a 2-0 with over KRA on Saturday to take over the leadership of the table.

In four matches the sugar millers are not only unbeaten but are also yet to concede a goal. Saturday’s victory saw Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno’s charges move to the top of the log on 10 points although this could change depending on the outcome of Sunday’s matches.

And while Sony will be relishing their stay at the top, former league champions Ulinzi Stars’ winless streak extended into the fifth match with a scoreless draw against Mathare United at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium.

Although the soldiers have also not tasted defeat so far, five consecutive draws is not the kind of start the team had fancied. To complicate matters further, Ulinzi have scored just one goal in all of those five outings a trend that has fueled rumours that it is only a matter of time before the club shows coach Salim Ali the door.

At Awendo Green Stadium, Edwin Oduor and Naftali Okombo accounted for Sony’s victory against a KRA side that came into the match on a two-match winning run.

Gracious in defeat

But against the Sony, the league debutants were only second best. KRA coach Ken Kenyatta was gracious in defeat saying they lost to a more refined team. “Lack of experience cost the match today and Sony deservingly won the match. But this is a learning experience for us and we intend to work harder and get back to winning ways,” said Kenyatta.

In the day’s other match, Bandari fell to their fourth defeat of the season when they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Thika United at Mbaraki Sports Club. Thika raced to a 2-0 lead by the half hour mark thanks to goals from former Tusker player Michael Olunga and team captain Dennis Odhiambo.

Olunga’s goal was a result an assist from David Kingatua in the 16th minute while, Odhiambo struck from the penalty spot after Bandari goalkeeper Wilson Obungu brought down Wycliffe Opondo in the box. Ali Bhai pulled one goal back for the Dockers but victory yet again proved a bridge too far for the coastal side.

Five matches are lined up for Sunday with defending champions Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards returning back to domestic action after their ouster from continental football competition.