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Sofapaka stay top

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 6 – Sofapaka consolidated their lead at the summit of the Kenya Premier League (KPL) table after a one all draw with Thika United on Sunday. GOR MAHIA Despite the draw, it continues to be a dream season for the league debutants who have so far won nine matches and notched up 33 points.

Gor Mahia’s resurgence was cruelly checked by Chemelil Sugar who beat the legendary side 2-1 at Nyayo National Stadium.

That victory has put Zedekiah Otieno’s side in a commanding third position in the standings and are highly favoured to secure even more points when they host Bandari this Sunday.

Bandari will be buoyed by their 2-0 victory over AFC Leopards on Saturday, a result that forced Edward Manoah to fall on his sword as coach.

Leopards entered the second phase of the season with high promise after signing 21 new players to their roster and it does not get any easier for them this weekend when they lock horns with Western Stima.

‘Ingwe’ have only won one game this season and are rooted at the bottom of the table and are searching for their third head coach in five months.

Stima played out a one all draw against Nairobi City Stars in the bear pit that is Bukhungu Stadium.

Anthony Kimani pit his team ahead early in the second half but a 76th minute strike from Peter Okoyo leveled it for Stima who are now sixth in the standings.

Agro Chemicals started the second part of this season on a clean slate with 2-1 win over Sher Karuturi courtesy of a brace from Edward Nandi.

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Agro spent the better part of the first leg of the season looking for form and the win in Naivasha will surely jumpstart their campaign.

The duel between Red Berets and Ulinzi only produced blanks as the match ended 0-0 at Oserian.

Defending champions Mathare United and Tusker FC were not in action last weekend as they are currently involved in the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) Club Challenge Cup in Sudan.


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