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.
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.
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.