The second leg of Kenyan Premier League kicked-off this weekend with all sixteen teams playing and a total of eighteen goals scored
No much surprises was witnessed as the picture was a replica of what has been happening in the first leg, only that new faces were given their debuts by respective teams.
Gor Mahia extended its unbeaten run to sixteen games after defeating hapless Chemelil by 4-1. The only disappointment for the fourteen times Kenyan Premier League champions was halting its run of ten games without conceding.
Michael Olunga grabbed four goals in the 36th, 55th, 59th and 82nd minute to take is tally of the season to eleven with Alloys Mangi’s 39th minute strike turning out to be a consolation. The result once again puts Chemeli’s coach Mike Mururi under intense pressure as his side drops to eleventh with just fifteen points while K’ogalo enjoy a twelve point gap on top of the table with 42 points.
Tusker FC bounced from its 1-0 loss against Gor Mahia in its final fixture in the first leg to put three past Nakuru All Stars in a match played on Friday at Kasarani Stadium. Joackins Atudo put the brewers ahead in the thirteenth minute, before Jesse Were’s brace in the 28th and 56th minute gave Francis Kimanzi’s side all the three points.
The result put Tusker in the fifth place with twenty five points with the visitors lying bottom with just seven points. At the same venue, Ulinzi Stars came from behind to complete a double over Mathare United in an entertaining clash. The ‘slum boys’ broke the deadlock as early as the fourth minute.
However, Robert Matano’s side equalized thanks to Kevin Amwayi’s thunderbolt in the 40th minute before John Nairuka made it 2-1 with nineteen minutes to go. Stanley Okumbi’s side will regret losing the points despite creating numerous chances. Ulinzi lie third with thirty points as Mathare fall one place to tenth with twenty.
A Vitalis Okumu own goal in 42nd minute was enough for Sofapaka to secure the second spot from Ulinzi Stars, after edging out Western Stima by a solitary goal at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. The hosts came into the match as underdogs after releasing several key players with Henry Omino’s side riding high in confidence. However, against all odds, Batoto ba Mungu rose to the occasion and bagged maximum points to remain second on the log with thirty points with Stima falling four places to ninth with twenty three points.
A Raymond Omondi’s controversial goal in the 40th minute was all Thika United needed to defeat disorganized AFC Leopards at Thika Municipal stadium. In a match marred by fracas caused by the visitors, Tim Bryett’s side stood firm to claim the three points despite a section of the crowd claiming the goal was scored from an offside position.
Only twelve players turned out for Ingwe with Lukas Indeche making his debut after joining from Sony Sugar. From the result Thika lie seventh with twenty five points, same points with Ingwe, who are a position higher due to a superior goal difference.
Sony Sugar’s woes continued to soar as they fell by a solitary goal against Ushuru FC, scored by Moses Arita in the 32nd minute. Twahir Muhiddin’s Bandari needed a 27th minute strike by Anthony Kimani to oust stubborn hosts KCB as Nairobi City Stars fell 2-1 at home against visiting Muhoroni Youth.