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Sofapaka within touching distance

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 26- With three rounds left in the most exciting Kenya Premier League (KPL) season to date, Sofapaka will be forgiven for thinking they have the title in sight.
GOR_AFC_Sofapaka’s season has been one of unprecedented success on the field coupled with flamboyant football.

Robert Matano side’s 2-1 victory over Sony Sugar has seen the premiership new boys open a six point lead at the top of the table.

For Tusker, it’s a case of so close yet so far after a late goal from Augustine Etemesi rescued a point for the Brewers and deepen Bandari’s woes who are now 15th in the standings.

James Nandwa has been left with having to pull a rabbit from the hat as the season draws to a close and their title chances slipping away.

Despite their lofty position in the league, Sofapaka will be looking over their shoulders as second placed Mathare United broke into second spot after thrashing Red Berets 4-1.

Francis Kimanzi’s exceptional coaching skills and a string of good results has put them back in the frame for retaining their title.

Agrochemicals has been all but condemned to the Nationwide league after a 2-1 loss to Gor Mahia.

Ibrahim Kitawi celebrated his Harambee Stars recall with a stunner at the stroke of half time.

AFC Leopards’ salvaged a crucial point in their one all draw against Thika United and most importantly put them four points clear off the relegation zone.

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Humphrey Oyando’s early strike put Leopards in the lead only for the visitors to cancel it out through substitute Barrack Odhiambo.

However, Thika will be hurt more by that draw than ‘Ingwe’ because it spurned their chance of going fourth on the log.

Western Stima’s left it until late to salvage a point against Ulinzi at Bukhungu Stadium. Fred Shimonyo scored deep into injury to see his team maintain tenth position on the log while the soldiers move up one spot to eighth.

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  1. collins okinyo

    October 27, 2009 at 7:16 am

    The kpl league has entered a crucial stage with debutants sofapaka able to build on a strong brand that has been able to come into the league and conquer it both by winning games and coming up with initiatives that has made the club self reliant in this hard economic times and now they are a case study for many teams in the kpl league to emulate.Tusker fc on the other hand have faltered just when the titled beckoned with very painful losses and draws that have sure put them out of the title running.mathare united have come back strong at the end of the season with convincing wins that have enable them to climb up to the 2nd position needing sofapaka to loose all 3 remaining matches a tall order indeed.Gor mahia popular refered to as kogalo deserve to be garladed for being the club that started on a bad note and sacking of coaches only to come back strong with beautiul football and great ball tactics from their very young players who were signed straight from school bringing them to the 3 position in the table standing and 9 points shy of leaders sofapaka.
    The relegation battle continues with agrochemical and bandari rooted at the bottom of the table with afc leopards tied on points with redberets but with a better goal disposition making the battle to survive relegations a tough and tricky one for the last teams.The kpl league has been outstanding with competitiveness going a notch higher with teams fighting to the last end to see who will be crowned the 2008/2009 league champion.

    collins okinyo

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