Sofapaka edge closer


NAIROBI, Kenya, September 21- With six rounds remaining in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) Sofapaka have all the looks of a side cruising towards their maiden top flight football title.

FOOTBALL_BAD_The league debutants have lethal midfielder Patrick Kagogo to thank for as it was the Congolese born marksman’s first half goal which secured all three points for them against defending champions Mathare United who remain third

Francis Kimanzi’s team should fancy their chances as their remaining six matches are against teams currently in the bottom half of the table.

They will be without their towering defender Edgar Ochieng this Saturday when they face AFC Leopards at Nyayo National Stadium but is expected to play a pivotal role in the run in.

Tusker FC are still in second place but their 2-1 win over Western Stima has blown new life into their quest to regain the title they last won in 2007.

A brace from Nigerian import Joseph Emeka not only anchored his side in second place but also sent him to the top of the try scoring charts where he is tied with Sofapaka’s John Baraza.

Leopards moved up one spot to 14th place after a crucial 2-0 win away to Ulinzi on Saturday.

Dennis Mukaisi and Franklin Obare got on the scoreboard for ‘Ingwe’to enhance their team’s chances of survival after a horrid start to the season.

Another struggling side Agrochemicals slid to last after a losing 1-0 at home to fellow Mombasa side Bandari.

Red Berets who are aslo in danger of suffering the drop salvaged some hope with a 2-1 victory over Sher Karuturi in Naivasha and remain in 13 position.

Gor Mahia remain fifth with 34 points after losing 2-1 to SonY Sugar at Awendo.

K’ogalo’s loss eased the pressure of Thika United who remain fourth with 38 after a scoreless draw with Chemelil Sugar.