Kisumu dislodge Police in KHU League

By eric odanga
Feb 25, 2021
  • Robert Amadi of Kisumu Simba is airborne in a match against Wazalendo. The lakeside team dislodged Kenya Police at the top of the league. (SNA File Photo)

Kisumu Simba dislodged Kenya Police at the top of the men’s Premier league with a 4-2 win over KCA University on Sunday. This was the third straight win for the lakeside team in two weeks.

In the men’s national league, Nakuru made sure they collected maximum points at the weekend with a second win beating Daystar University 4-0. Harminder Singh scored two goals in the 36th and 47th minutes. Dennis Barasa opened the scores in the fourth minute and Jimmy carter completed the rout in the 66th minute.

On Saturday, Nakuru beat Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) 1-0. Eric Ayene scored the only goal in the 55th minute. The two wins by Nakuru saw them assume the leadership in the league table where they have 27 points from 10 matches.

Kenyatta University who warmed the top spot dropped to second and Wazalendo Youth and Parklands Sports Club are joint third.

Earlier Kabarak University rallied from behind to beat JKUAT 2-1. Duncan Kipas scored two goals in the 18th and 60th minutes for Kabarak University while Cillis Asilwa scored the only goal for JKUAT in the fourth minute.

Strathmore rally from behind

On Saturday, Strathmore University came from two goals down to beat Wazalendo 3-2 in a Men’s Premier League match at the City Park Stadium. Nelson Shilaku and David Warusa scored for Wazalendo in the sixth and 18th minutes.

The second half belonged to the students who began their comeback with a goal by Brian Musasia in the 42nd minute. Francis Kariuki added the second in the 60th minute and four minutes later, Emmanuel Simiyu struck the winner for Strathmore University.

In the women’s league, Vikings and Sliders battled to a 2-2 draw. Anita Agunda and June Kangogo scored for Sliders in the 33rd and 54th minutes while Juliet Masda and Benazir Omotto replied for Vikings.

Vikings warmed up for this match by beating Mombasa Sports Club 3-1 on Saturday. Edda Barasa scored a brace in the 39th and 56th minutes and Juliet Masika in the 41st minute for Vikings. Alusiola replied for Mombasa Sports Club in the 49th minute.

Strathmore University started the Sunday fixtures with a 3-1 win over visiting Mombasa Sports Club at 8.30am. Rachel Ousa scored the first goal in the fifth minute but Euphrashia Alusiola replied for MSC in the 17th minute. The students added two extra goals before the break through Jilly Okumu (30th) and Carol Njoki (34th).

The matches went on as other players, fans and officials travelled to Kapsabet to pay their last respects to Betty Tiony.

Results

Saturday

Men’s Premier League: Strathmore University 3 Wazalendo 2, KAC University 0 Western Jaguars 0.

Men’s National League: JKUAT 0 Nakuru 1, Thika Rovers 1 Kabarak University 0, Parklands Sports Club 1 Homa Bay 1, Mombasa Institute 2 UoN 0.

Women’s Premier League: Vikings 3 Mombasa Sports Club 1.

Sunday

Men’s Premier League: Kisumu Simba 4 KCA University 2.

Men’s National League: JKUAT 1 Kabarak University 2, Nakuru 4 Daystar University 0, Kimathi University 1 National Youth Service 0.

Women’s Premier League: Strathmore University 3 Mombasa Sports Club 1. Sliders 2 Vikings 2.