Thika United on fire


NAIROBI, Kenya, March 9 – There seems to be no stopping Thika United at the moment who are now three points at the top of the Kenya Premier League (KPL) table after a 2-0 win over Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) on Sunday.GOR_AFCDennis Odhiambo and Hajji Mwachoki were Thika’s scorers at the Thika Municipal stadium but the cigars should go to keeper David Okello who has ensured that his side is the only one with a clean sheet in the campaign so far.

Juma Abdalla’s side are also the top marksmen in the league with seven goals so far.

Western Stima’s cracking 2-1 win over Gor Mahia has lifted them three places to second position on the log.

Harambee Stars striker Mark Sirengo’s late goal broke the one all deadlock and placed them in the rarerified position.

The result also means ‘Kogalo’ slide down five places to eleventh place above Bandari who they will host on Saturday.

Bandari dropped two points and slipped to twelfth on the log after a one all draw against Nairobi City Stars who came from behind at the Coca Cola Stadium.

City’s Arthur Museve’s second half goal salvaged his team a point but could not prevent them from dropping one spot down to eighth place.

Defending champions Mathare United slip to fourth after a 1-0 loss to former champions Tusker FC.

United coach could only watch from the stands where he was serving a touchline ban as Joseph Emeka scored the crucial goal that boosted James Nandwa’s side seven places up the table to a comfortable fifth place.

AFC Leopards woes continue unabated despite a 1-1 draw against fellow promoted side Sofapaka on Saturday.

‘Ingwe’ who have conceded the most goals this season (nine) are yet to win a match and remain rooted at the bottom of the table with a paltry two points from four matches.

Sofapaka’s dropped points means that they slide down one spot from second to third on the table.

Last season’s runners up Sony Sugar got their season back on track with a 1-0 win over Agro-Chemicals at Muhoroni.

That win sees Sony move up one place in the table and possibly a turning point in their already dismal season that has produced three losses and one win.

The match between Ulinzi Stars and Sher Karutri was abandoned in the 85th minute with the soldiers leading 2-0.