NAIROBI, Kenya, February 23 – Thika United remain top of the Kenya Premier League (KPL) table despite playing to a barren draw against Sofapaka on Sunday.Western Stima were the weekend’s biggest climbers moving up five places to second after a 1-0 win over Nairobi City Stars courtesy of an own goal from Donald Mosoti in the first half.
That result and Stima’s current position in the league is bound to raise the confidence levels within the Western Kenya club who will call on Bandari on Saturday.
Bandari left it late to rescue a point against AFC Leopards in Sunday’s one all draw at the Coca-Cola stadium.
Rashid Babuhija’s strike drove a dagger through the hearts of ‘Ingwe’ fans who were anticipating Leopards first win of the season and condemned Gilbert Selebwa’s side to the bottom of the table while Bandari also drop two places to 10th.
Leopard’s result has compounded Selebwa’s position at the club who have set their sights on reclaiming their past glory and with arch rivals Gor Mahia next up, Selebwa will be burning the midnight oil to come up with a formula for the his side’s first victory.
As for Gor, coach James Sianga has been granted a much needed lifeline after a 1-0 win over Chemelil Sugar on the back of disappointing results.
Solomon Nasio’s strike three quarters in to the match helped his team slip up one spot and replace Leopards in 13th position.
It was Chemelil’s, who are coached by former Gor captain Zedekiah Otieno, second loss of the season that has slid them down six places to one place off the bottom.
Defending champions Mathare United have dropped to sixth after suffering their first loss of the season to Sony Sugar.
United had to put up with a passionate Awendo support who watched their team kill off Francis Kimanzi’s side in the first half as Justin Monda and Moses Arita found the back of the Mathare net for the 2-0 score.
Former champions Tusker secured their first win of the season after beating Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) 1-0 at Kasarani.
The win has catapulted the Ruaraka side four places up to eight while KCB who crashed to their first loss this year slide down three places to a spot behind James Nandwa’s team.
Red Berets move up one spot to fourth after drawing 0-0 on Saturday with fellow army side Ulinzi who drop one spot to eleventh.