Contributions: Assist providers for Week 5 of the Kenyan Premier League

The final Round 5 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match was played on Monday 7 October, a duel between Posta Rangers and Kisumu All Stars at
Machakos County Stadium. It ended 3 – 0 in favor of the mailmen whose goals take KPL Round 5 tally to 18 goals. We look at the assist providers for the round’s goals beginning with this tie.

William Odero, seemingly, was the star of the show that came at the expense of a hapless All Stars, scoring once and setting up another. He was fouled in the box after which Joseph Mbugi stepped up to score Posta’s second goal. The other goal was directly from a free-kick by Elvis Osok. Odero’s opener had been assisted by Brian Osumba.

Now back to Sunday, Luke Namanda’s opener against his former employers Kakamega Homeboyz came off a Rodgers Aloro rebound. The equalizer in the tie, scored by David Odhiambo, was from a direct free-kick. Tusker reclaimed their lead through David Majak- aided by George Odhiambo. Odhiambo would later score the third after being set up by former teammate at Gor Mahia Humphrey Mieno.

Rodgers Aloro has now assisted in two successive weeks [IMAGE- Dianah Yonah]

Cercidy Okeyo was responsible for Peter Lwassa’s opener against Bandari FC when Sofapaka hosted the dockers in Machakos. This would, however, be evened out by William Wadri whose right positioning for a Darius Msagha through ball set him up on a one versus one against Ismail Watenga in goal for Sofa. The winner for the clash, scored by Brian Nyakan, was set up by Ronald Okoth who drew out goalkeeper Michael Wanyika to allow Nyakan fire home with no one home.

Bernard Ondiek is a name that has been missing a lot in the Gor Mahia roster and when it showed up on the match-sheet for the champions’ clash against Zoo FC, it was the one responsible for setting up the room for Boniface Omondi’s thunderbolt. Gor won 1-0.

Saturday had the most of the matches played- or scheduled to be played as with the SoNy Sugar-AFC Leopards clash.

Western Stima and Ulinzi Stars fired blanks in Mumias and Kenya Commercial Bank got a goal over Nzoia Sugar. Martin Nderitu’s stoppage-time winner was aided by new signing Reagan Okwiri’s industry for the Bankers.

Kariobangi Sharks finally recorded a win in the new season, a 2-0 dispatching of Chemelil Sugar in their own backyard. Daniel Sakari’s long throw was not sufficiently dealt with by the Chemelil defense and Patilla Omotto fired home. Duke Abuya had Kevin-Tom Machika to thank for his goal in the tie.

Daniel Sakari assisted from a throw-in. [IMAGE- Maina Wambugu]

We finally look at the four goals scored at Mathare United-Wazito affair. The first goes down as an own goal, and the second, a Victor Ndinya leveler, is because of an initial Michael Oduor shot. Kevin Kimani then sent the hosts into the lead after latching onto a sumptuously delivered ball by Crispin Oduor. An end-to-end affair in the clash, Derrick Onyango again evened out the scores after Paul Acquah’s header into the box.

Our Assists chart has Wellington Ochieng at the helm with three to his name in four matches. Luke Namanda and Rodgers Aloro of Tusker are both on two assists and so is Michael Oduor of Wazito.

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