Sofapaka hold on 3-2 over Zoo Kericho
Sofapaka held on to a 3-2 win after taking a three-goal lead in the Kenya premier league opening game against Zoo Kericho at the Machakos Kenyatta Stadium.
Sofapaka took the lead in the 22nd minute; Mutamba being the scorer after capitalizing on a poor back pass and doubled their lead through Elly Asieche in the 26th minute after driving past the Zoo defender to slot one on one against Elungat.
Batoto Ba Mungu third after a nice interchange of passes from Mutamba and Waruru with the substitute to fire home.
Zoo Kerich regrouped for the second half and were handed a lifeline on the 58th minute when they were handed a penalty after one of the Sofapaka defenders handled the ball in the box from a corner and Danson Chetambe to convert. Johnson Ligare added time for Zoo but the hosts held on for the entire three points.
Sofapaka Starting XI: Justin Ndikumana (GK), George Maelo, Titus Achesa, Moussa Omar, Soter Kayumba, Dennis Omino, Elly Asieche, Stephen Waruru (Ibrahim Kajumba), John Avire (Umaru Kasumba), Brian Magonya, Piston Mutamba (Michael Oduor)
Unused Subs: Richard Aimo (GK), Samuel Mutiria, Mohammed Kilume, Tevin Omujere
Zoo Kericho Staring XI: Martin Elungat (GK), Johnson Ligare, Sabiri Sindani, Dominic Ouma (Ernest Kipkoech), Japheth Amakasi, Geoffrey Gichana, Newton Ondari (Derrick Amani), Kepha Ondati, Danson Chetambe, Brian Asewe, Bernard Odhiambo (Kevin Omondi)
Unused Subs: Brian Lumumba (GK), Dennis Kawanga, Allan Odhiambo