Sofapaka whip Top Fry to regain lead

By nesta kizito
Mar 01, 2021

Sofapaka returned to winning ways with a 3-0 rout of Top Fry Nakuru at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday to provisionally climb to the top of the Kenyan Premier League table.

After being humbled 0-1 by Sony Sugar in their last match, Batoto ba Mungu’s backlash was a superlative performance that saw them pumping in three goals past the league debutants within the first fifteen minutes of play.

A quick Cliffton Miheso’s brace, after Tony Ndolo had opened the scores in the opening minute, killed off the match as Sofapaka’s class showed in the match. At Mumias Sports Complex, Western Stima likewise bounced back from their 3-1 loss to Tusker last weekend win a 2-1 victory over Thika United.

Stima pretty much wrapped up the contest with two first half goals from Paul Odhiambo and Collins Neto. Joseph Kuria’s 77th minute was little more than just a scant consolation for John Kamau’s men.

In another match played at Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa, Mathare United pulled off an upset by beating host Bandari 1-0 to post their first win of the season.

David Mwangi scored the Slum Boys’ only goal to account for all three points for Stanley Okumbi’s men who lost their first two matches to Western Stima and Gor Mahia with identical 0-1 scorelines.

On the other hand, the dockers suffered their second consecutive defeat following a 0-2 loss to Nairobi City Stars last weekend at the latter’s Hope Centre.

Three more matches will be played on Sunday with Sony Sugar looking to maintain their one hundred percent record when they welcome Chemelil Sugar in Awendo for what should be an interesting sugar belt derby.

At Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium 2010 KPL champions Ulinzi Stars will be up against new kids on the block KRA.

Despite only managing two draws in as many outings, the Lanet-based soldiers will start as firm favorites against the taxmen. The only match of the weekend in Nairobi I will feature KCB and City Stars who will face off at City Stadium.