Top clash lives up to billing


NAIROBI, Kenya, April 12 – The top of the table clash between defending champions Sofapaka and Ulinzi lived up to its potential of high drama and fast paced action despite the one all draw.

Being an army side, Ulinzi know a thing or two about mounting a strong defence but their luck ran out on Sunday when it was breached by Bob Mugalia for his third goal of the season.

A controversial penalty saw Ulinzi stalwart James Mulinge pull one back for his side and rescue a crucial to maintain their position at the top of the table.

For Sofapaka, they slip to third on the log with a lot to ponder after squandering several chances in front of goal.

Tusker’s 1-0 win over Mahakama saw them leapfrog Sofapaka to second place on the log and condemned the league new boys to their eighth defeat of the season.

Exciting protégé Paul Were turned the game in the brewers favour when he came on as a substitute in the 77th minute to score with full time looming.

Gor Mahia upswing continued with a 1-0 win over Posta Rangers courtesy of George Odhiambo.

In Awendo, a brace from Frederick Onyango gave a Sony Sugar a 2-0 win over AFC Leopards who were missing several key players.

Sony’s win takes them to fourth on the log while ‘Ingwe’ languishing in 12th spot.

Mathare clinched much needed points with an empahatic 3-1 win over Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB).

Francis Kimanzi’s side responded to Job Idrisseh’s goal to score through a brace from Ismael Musa and Jacob Keli.

At Bukhungu Stadium, home side Western Stima threw away a 2-1 to draw their game against Thika United 2-2.

Crispin Olando spared Thika’s blushes at the stroke of full time to rescue a point helping them to rise up the log.

In other results, Chemelil Sugar beat Red Berets 2-1 and City Stars drew with Karuturi Sports 1-1.