Gor leave it late to cage Zoo as Old boys come back to haunt Homeboyz

Round 5 of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) continued on Sunday 6 October with three matches scheduled, all of which produced winners.

Gor Mahia, Tusker and Sofapaka enjoyed a fruitful afternoon with wins over Zoo FC, Kakamega Homeboyz and Bandari FC.

Gor returned to the summit of the KPL log after a hardfought 1-0 win over Zoo at the Afraha Stadium . Boniface Omondi struck the game’s only goal with eight minutes remaining on the clock to deal Zoo their fourth loss of the season.

Perfect record

The win, which also maintains K’Ogalo’s 100% start to the season with four wins from four, sees  Stephen Pollack’s charges move up to 12 points on the standings, two points clear of second placed AFC Leopards while Zoo remain in 15th place with three points, separated only by goal difference from the relegation zone.

Elsewhere at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, hosts Kakamega Homeboyz were dealt a rude shock as Tusker FC claimed all three points in a 3-1 win.

Former Homeboyz forwards Luke Namanda and David Majak scored against their old club either side of half time with George Odhiambo opening his account for the brewers with a late finish. David Okoth scored for Homeboyz.

Boost

The win boosts Tusker who move up to 4th on the standings with 10 points while Homeboyz drop to 9th with seven points.

In another tie at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, hosts Sofapaka FC dealt Bandari their first loss of the season in heavy rain, courtesy of goals from Ugandan import Peter Lwassa and Brian Nyakan that rendered William Wadri’s equalizer a consolation.

The win, which is Sofa’s second of the season, lifts Batoto Ba Mungu up to 8th on the standings with seven points, just a point adrift of 7th placed Bandari.

One more match remains to be played to conclude the round and it will be between Posta Rangers and Kisumu All Stars in Machakos on Monday.

Below are all of the results for the round that kicked off on Saturday;

Saturday

Mathare United 2-2 Wazito FC – Kasarani

Chemelil Sugar 0-2 Kariobangi Sharks – Chemelil

Sony Sugar 0-2 AFC Leopards – Awendo (WALKOVER)

Western Stima 0-0 Ulinzi Stars – Kisumu

KCB 1-0 Nzoia Sugar – Machakos

Sunday

Zoo FC 0-1 Gor Mahia – Nakuru

Sofapaka 2-1 Bandari – Machakos

Kakamega Homeboyz 1-3 Tusker – Kakamega

Monday

Posta Rangers vs Kisumu All Stars – Kisumu