Tusker beat Muhoroni to go top, Mathare blow chance

By alex wafula
Mar 05, 2021
  • Mathare United's Harrison Mwendwa races for the ball ahead of Kakamega Homeboyz's Edwin Ambunya. (Photo by Alex Wafula)

Tusker beat Muhoroni to go top, Mathare blow chance Collins Shivachi headed home with eight minutes left as Tusker FC stormed to the top of the SportPesa Premier League table with a 2-1 over Muhoroni Youth.

Paul Nkata was making his first return to the sugar belt since leaving at the end of last season, a sweet return as he picked his third win of the season.

Wycliffe Ochomo, enjoying some good form and a blistering start to the season opened the scores in the second minute of the match, swinging in a wonderful free kick to break the deadlock.

It was a decent start for Muhoroni who have picked back to back wins after starting the season with a loss. Ochomo scored his fourth goal of the season.

However, Tusker fought back and a minute to the break, Ekaliani Ndolo scored his second goal in as many matches, finishing off from a Shafik Batambuze cross.

The visitors were the brighter side in the second half and the introduction of Danson Kago had lightened matters for them.

Kago delivered the set piece which Shivachi headed home. Tusker now have nine points after four matches.

Mathare held by Kakamega 

Mathare United had a superb chance to ensure their stay at the top was not cut short but they failed to capitalize on this.

They were held to a barren draw at home by recently promoted Kakamega Homeboyz at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.

Zedekiah Otieno’s Posta Rangers moved into the top three after a narrow 1-0 win over Sofapaka at the Kasarani Stadium.

Moses Otieno scored the lone goal. Posta had a chance to score more but their lack of finesse in the final third saw them just pick up one goal. Posta remain unbeaten and are now on eight points after four matches.

Coming from a 5-2 mauling last weekend at the hands of Mathare United, Sofapaka were out to ensure they avoid a similar embarrassment.

They put up a better performance defensively. Sofapaka’s first chance was in the 9th minute when Brian Nyakan shot just over the bar after turning sweetly away from his marker.

The mailmen thought to have had a superb chance to score in the 12th minute. Likonoh pulled through on goal after Timothy Otieno had been fouled, but the referee whistled for the foul instead of giving the advantage.

From the resultant free kick, Atudo had his effort come off the wall, with Moses Otieno striking the crossbar from the rebound. Posta broke the deadlock seconds into the second half Otieno side footing the ball into the net after a cut back from Likonoh.

As the clock ticked and Posta still on a one-goal lead, Sofapaka’s belief of an equalizer grew even stronger. They mounted attacks and Ian Otieno, the Posta keeper twice came to the rescue, saving from Herritier Luvualu at close range.

Zico’s men managed to ensure they guarded their rare with utmost preciseness guarding the lone goal lead to move third.

Saturday results: Mathare United 0 Kakamega Homeboyz 0, Sofapaka 0 Posta Rangers 1, Muhoroni Youth 1 Tusker FC 2, Western Stima 1 Thika United 1

Sunday fixtures: Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards (Kasarani), Ushuru FC v Ulinzi Stars (Ruaraka), Bandari FC v Sony Sugar (Mbaraki)