Sofapaka slash Gor’s lead

By nesta kizito
Sep 21, 2021

Sofapaka FC stayed within touching distance of league leaders Gor Mahia thanks to a 1-0 victory over Muhoroni Youth on Sunday at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

The match winner was scored by Clifford Miheso ten minutes after the break to move Sofapaka to 46 points, one less than Gor Mahia who beat Chemelil Sugar 2-0 on Saturday.

However, Gor Mahia have the slight advantage of having played one match less than Batoto ba Mungu.

Sam Timbe, Sofapaka’s Ugandan coach said his team is taking each match at a time as the title race approaches the season’s final run in. “Victory is what mattered and I am glad my players gave a good performance today. Our focus is now on the next match,” Timbe said.

In Nakuru, Ulinzi Stars ended a two-match winless streak with a 2-0 win over Top Fry All Stars at Afraha Stadium.

Evans Amuoka and John Nairuka scored a goal each for the military side, which drew 0-0 with Gor Mahia and lost 0-1 to KCB in their previous fixtures. The outcome dealt another blow to the struggling Top Fry’s hopes of surviving relegation.

With five matches remaining the league debutants are rock-bottom with 16 points in the 16-team table. Top Fry are seven points from safety and will need an extra-ordinary turn around in their final matches to escape the chop.

Ulinzi, on the other hand, scaled three places up the table to fifth place with 35 points. This is the best placement for the four-time champions in a season they have failed to launch a serious title challenge.

The day’s match between Thika United and Mathare United at Thika Municipal Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw. After a barren first half, Mathare drew first blood courtesy of Robinson Kamura whose goal was however cancelled out by Michael Olunga's strike, fifteen minutes to the end of the match.