• Sofapaka held by Karuturi to barren draw
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May 19, 2011-

It was yet another barren draw for Sofapaka as they were held by Karuturi Sports in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match on Thursday evening at Nyayo National Stadium. 

It was the second time in a row for Sofapaka to draw. They registered a similar result against Gor Mahia ten days ago which does not augur well for their title ambitions.

Both teams were guilty of missed chances but it was Sofapaka who created more scoring opportunities.

In the first half alone, they had about five chances to finish the game.

First Humphrey Mieno shot wide on the 15th minute from a scoring position then veteran striker John Baraza hit the post from a Patrick Kagogo cross in the 27th minute.

The visitors should have scored five minutes later with Yusuf Abdul blasting wide when he should have calmly converted .

It was however Ben Juma who had the best chance for the Naivasha side hitting the post on the stroke of half time as the Sofapaka defence remained beaten.

The inclusion of  Osborne Monday in Sofapaka’s midfield opened up the Karuturi defence and he had several balls upfront with no one to score. 

Francis Ouma the 2008 KPL top scorer was also thrown in the Sofapaka attack but he too failed to turn the tide around as Karuturi defended well.

Coach Kimanzi Francis rued missed chances especially in the second half where his team dominated play and expressed concern over the spate of poor results.

“Two points in two matches is a deep concern for me. Today we had our chances but once again failed to convert,” he said.

His Karuturi counterpart James Nandwa felt his team played well but once again were poor in front of goal.

“When you look at our past matches, we have been playing really well creating chances but not scoring. We probably need two strikers in the transfer window to convert our chances,” he said.

 

Gina Tivona

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  Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Tusker 11 8 1 2 16 5 11 25
2 KCB 11 7 2 2 20 8 12 23
3 Rangers 11 6 4 1 17 7 10 22
4 Ulinzi Stars 11 5 4 2 12 7 5 19
5 Gor Mahia 11 5 4 2 11 9 2 19
6 Thika United 11 5 3 3 16 11 5 18
7 Western Stima 11 5 2 4 7 7 0 17
8 AFC Leopards 11 5 1 5 10 10 0 16
9 Sofapaka 11 3 3 4 8 9 -1 13
10 Sony Sugar 11 3 3 5 7 13 -6 12
11 Chemelil Sugar 11 2 5 4 5 10 -5 11
12 Mathare United 11 2 4 5 11 13 -2 10
13 Congo United 11 2 4 5 8 15 -7 10
14 Bandari 11 3 0 8 9 19 -10 9
15 Karuturi Sports 11 2 2 6 5 11 -6 9
16 City Stars 11 2 2 7 4 12 -8  8
May
     
21 KCB v Karuturi Sports City
21 AFC Leopards v Sony Sugar Nyayo
22 Sofapaka v Congo United Nyayo
22 City Stars v Ulinzi Stars City
22 Rangers v Thika United Nyayo
22 Western Stima v Bandari Bukhungu
22 Tusker v Gor Mahia Mumias Complex
22 Mathare United v Chemelil Sugar City
28 Ulinzi Stars v KCB Karuturi
28 Mathare United v Bandari City
28 Tusker v Thika United Nyayo
28 Chemelil Sugar v Congo United Chemelil
28 Sony Sugar v Gor Mahia Awendo
28 Karuturi Sports v Western Stima Karuturi
29 Rangers v City Stars Nyayo
29 Sofapaka v AFC Leopards Nyayo
June
11 Karuturi Sports v Sony Sugar Karuturi
      
      
      
      
May
19 Sofapaka 0 - 0 Karuturi Sports Nyayo
15 Bandari 1 - 0 Karuturi Sports Mombasa
15 Thika United 1 - 1 Sony Sugar Thika
15 KCB 2 - 2 Rangers City
15 Western Stima 1 - 2 Ulinzi Stars Bukhungu
14 Congo United 1 - 1 Mathare United Mombasa
14 City Stars 0 - 1 Tusker Hope Centre
14 AFC Leopards 1 - 1 Chemelil Sugar City
11 Gor Mahia 0 - 0 Sofapaka Nyayo
8 Congo United 1 - 0 City Stars Mombasa
8 Chemelil Sugar 0 - 0 Western Stima Chemelil
8 Sony Sugar 0 - 0 Ulinzi Stars Awendo
8 AFC Leopards 0 - 2 Thika United Mumias Complex
7 Gor Mahia 1 - 0 Bandari City
6 Mathare United 2 - 3 KCB Nyayo
6 Tusker 1 - 2 Rangers Nyayo
4 City Stars 1 - 0 Sofapaka Nyayo
2 AFC Leopards 2 - 0 Bandari Nyayo
2 Rangers 1 - 1 Ulinzi Stars Nyayo
1 Mathare United 1 - 1 Thika United City
1 Tusker 0 - 0 Karuturi Sports  
1 Sony Sugar 1 - 0 Western Stima Awendo
1 Congo United 2 - 2 Gor Mahia Mombasa
1 Sofapaka 0 - 0 KCB Nyayo
April
30 Chemelil Sugar 0 - 0 City Stars Chemelil
26 Gor Mahia 1 - 1 Mathare United Nyayo
24 Thika United 1 - 0 Chemelil Sugar Thika
24 Congo United 1 - 0 AFC Leopards Mombasa
23 Western Stima 0 - 2 Tusker Bukhungu
23 Karuturi Sports 0 - 1 Rangers Karuturi
23 Bandari 0 - 2 Ulinzi Stars Mombasa
23 KCB 2 - 0 Sony Sugar City
17 Rangers 3 - 0 Sony Sugar City
17 KCB 4 - 0 Congo United City
17 City Stars 1 - 2 AFC Leopards Nyayo
17 Thika United 1 - 3 Gor Mahia Thika
17 Western Stima 1 - 0 Mathare United Bukhungu
17 Bandari 0 - 1 Tusker Mombasa
16 Ulinzi Stars 2 - 1 Sofapaka Karuturi
16 Karuturi Sports 0 - 1 Chemelil Sugar Karuturi
13 Thika United 3 - 0 Bandari Thika
10 AFC Leopards 0 - 1 KCB City
10 Sony Sugar 0 - 2 Tusker Awendo
10 Congo United 0 - 1 Western Stima Mombasa
10 Mathare United 3 - 0 Karuturi Sports City
9 Gor Mahia 0 - 1 City Stars City
9 Chemelil Sugar 0 - 0 Ulinzi Stars Chemelil
9 Sofapaka 0 - 2 Rangers City
5 Tusker 0 - 1 Sofapaka Nyayo
3 KCB 0 - 1 Gor Mahia City
3 Western Stima 1 - 0 AFC Leopards Bukhungu
3 Bandari 1 - 0 Sony Sugar Mombasa
3 Karuturi Sports 2 - 0 Congo United Karuturi
3 Rangers 2 - 0 Chemelil Sugar Nyayo
3 City Stars 0 - 1 Thika United City
2 Ulinzi Stars 2 - 0 Mathare United Afraha
March
27 Sofapaka 1 - 2 Sony Sugar City
20 Gor Mahia 1 - 0 Western Stima City
20 Bandari 4 - 1 City Stars Mombasa
20 Mathare United 0 - 0 Rangers Nyayo
20 Thika United 1 - 2 KCB Thika
20 AFC Leopards 1 - 0 Karuturi Sports Mumias Complex
19 Congo United 1 - 2 Ulinzi Stars Mombasa
19 Chemelil Sugar 0 - 3 Tusker Chemelil
13 Tusker 2 - 1 Mathare United Nyayo
13 Western Stima 2 - 1 Thika United Bukhungu
13 Bandari 1 - 3 Sofapaka Mombasa
13 Karuturi Sports 1 - 1 Gor Mahia Karuturi
12 Ulinzi Stars 0 - 1 AFC Leopards Afraha
12 KCB 2 - 0 City Stars City
12 Sony Sugar 2 - 1 Chemelil Sugar Awendo
12 Rangers 0 - 0 Congo United Nyayo
9 Ulinzi Stars 1 - 1 Thika United Afraha
6 AFC Leopards 3 - 1 Rangers City
6 Chemelil Sugar 0 - 0 Sofapaka Chemelil
6 KCB 4 - 1 Bandari City
5 Gor Mahia 1 - 0 Ulinzi Stars City
5 Mathare United 1 - 0 Sony Sugar Nyayo
5 City Stars 0 - 0 Western Stima Hope Centre
5 Congo United 1 - 2 Tusker Mombasa
5 Thika United 3 - 1 Karuturi Sports Thika
February
27 Tusker 2 - 0 AFC Leopards Nyayo
27 Sofapaka 2 - 1 Mathare United Nyayo
26 Sony Sugar 1 - 1 Congo United Awendo
26 Western Stima 1 - 0 KCB Bukhungu
26 Rangers 3 - 0 Gor Mahia Nyayo
26 Karuturi Sports 1 - 0 City Stars Karuturi
26 Bandari 1 - 2 Chemelil Sugar Mombasa
 
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