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November 16, 2018

Gor, Ingwe reign:Marita strikes to give Leopards win as K’Ogalo stroll to another victory

GOR  Meddie Kagere challenges Wazito FC’s  Samson Ndegwa during their Kenyan premier league at Camp toyoyo stadium on May 13,2018
./OLIVER MORGAN
GOR Meddie Kagere challenges Wazito FC’s Samson Ndegwa during their Kenyan premier league at Camp toyoyo stadium on May 13,2018 ./OLIVER MORGAN
A late strike form Brian Marita earned AFC Leopards a deserved 1-0 win over Sofapaka in a midweek Sporptesa Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos. Leopards had dominated much of the encounter against a Sofapaka side who missed their two leading strikers, Umaru Kasumba and Kepha Aswani.
The encounter seemed destined to another frustrating outing until Marita thundered in the winner six minutes form time to give the Leopards all the three points. The win moved them a place up to sixth on the table with 28 points form 18 matches.
Just above them are Ulinzi Stars who failed to get a win in a third successive match after they were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Kakamega Homeboyz at the Afraha Stadium, Nakuru. Homeboyz had enjoyed a good  couple of games at the venue  last week in the SportPesa Super Cup and when Hassan Kikoyo put them ahead, it looked like they would take another good result back home.
However, Masita Masuta denied them the victory with his equaliser 10 minutes form time. The soldiers finished the game with 10 men after goalkeeper James Saruni was sent off in the dying stages of the match.
The point saw Ulinzi stagnate in the standings with 29 points from 18 matches. Kariobangi Sharks, meanwhile, came form behind to see off Nzoia United 2-1. Sharks had fallen behind to another strike form Elvis Rupia, whose values continues to soar and is being courted by the traditionally big clubs in the Kenyan  top flight league.
George Abege, recently acquired form Sony Sugar, eqaulised for Sharks in the 60th minute before an own goal off his other effort sealed the turnaround just seven minutes later to ease the pressure on coach William Muluya.
Sharks have 27 points and are now up to sixth in the table above Nzoia on goal difference. The day, however,  belonged to champions Gor Mahia whose winning habit continued with a 4-0 mauling of Wazito. Medie Kagere struck twice in the first half before further goals form Francis Kahata and Boniface Omondi completed the routine rout for the league leaders. Though they have played four games less than their closest challengers Mathare United, Gor now hold a five point lead at the top. Wazito, on the other hand, are now bottom of the table with 17 points from 18 matches.
Marita strikes to give Leopards win as K’Ogalo stroll to another victory
Francis Wadegu
A late strike form Brian Marita earned AFC Leopards a deserved 1-0 win over Sofapaka in a midweek Sporptesa Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos. Leopards had dominated much of the encounter against a Sofapaka side who missed their two leading strikers, Umaru Kasumba and Kepha Aswani.
The encounter seemed destined to another frustrating outing until Marita thundered in the winner six minutes form time to give the Leopards all the three points. The win moved them a place up to sixth on the table with 28 points form 18 matches.
Just above them are Ulinzi Stars who failed to get a win in a third successive match after they were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Kakamega Homeboyz at the Afraha Stadium, Nakuru. Homeboyz had enjoyed a good  couple of games at the venue  last week in the SportPesa Super Cup and when Hassan Kikoyo put them ahead, it looked like they would take another good result back home.
However, Masita Masuta denied them the victory with his equaliser 10 minutes form time. The soldiers finished the game with 10 men after goalkeeper James Saruni was sent off in the dying stages of the match.
The point saw Ulinzi stagnate in the standings with 29 points from 18 matches. Kariobangi Sharks, meanwhile, came form behind to see off Nzoia United 2-1. Sharks had fallen behind to another strike form Elvis Rupia, whose values continues to soar and is being courted by the traditionally big clubs in the Kenyan  top flight league.
George Abege, recently acquired form Sony Sugar, eqaulised for Sharks in the 60th minute before an own goal off his other effort sealed the turnaround just seven minutes later to ease the pressure on coach William Muluya.
Sharks have 27 points and are now up to sixth in the table above Nzoia on goal difference. The day, however,  belonged to champions Gor Mahia whose winning habit continued with a 4-0 mauling of Wazito. Medie Kagere struck twice in the first half before further goals form Francis Kahata and Boniface Omondi completed the routine rout for the league leaders. Though they have played four games less than their closest challengers Mathare United, Gor now hold a five point lead at the top. Wazito, on the other hand, are now bottom of the table with 17 points from 18 matches.
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