Sofapaka move top with win over Mount Kenya
27th March 2019 13:06 GMT
Sofapaka moved two points clear on top of the Kenya premier league with a convincing 3-1 win over bottom of the table Mount Kenya United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
Sofapaka were coming off a three-game winning streak with AFC Leopards their last opponents succumbing to a slim 1-0 defeat while after an initial change of fortunes for Mount Kenya were on a four-game losing streak that left them four points below safety in the Sportpesa premier league.
Melis Medo who was facing his former side after leaving them due to alleged sabotage at Batoto Ba Mungu was facing his assistant Francis Baraza going down to a Stephen Waruru opener within four minutes of the game sliding to meet Titus Echesa freekick after being left unmarked at the front side of the defensive line.
The Kenya premier league basement side however restored the lead deservedly with Joseph Wanyonyi capitalizing on some poor passing asThairo intercepted and feed the Mount Kenya player for a fourth goal of the season with a strike from just inside the box.
Michael Odour hit a brace within three minutes with the first on 63 minutes aking the ball from a pass into the box with his first touch wrong-footing the defender to stroke it into the back of the net.
The second of the day for the forward came from some slick offensive passing with Waruru taking control of a long ball to slip in Kigonya and his first time cross from the right wing to the far post found Odour to tap into the net on the first time of asking.
Sofapaka move to 36 points after 19 games moving past Bandari with a game in hand against Kakamega Homeboyz with Gor Mahia second a point behind after a win against Zoo Kericho.