Another set of 15 goals were scored in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Week 6, the same tally recorded in the previous week before the league went on a break. Two matches, however, failed to kick-off. Tusker bagged easy points at the expense of SoNy Sugar FC who had failed to travel and the same was the case with Bandari FC down at the Coast when their round 6 opponents Chemelil Sugar were a no-show.
Kicking off round 6 for us is a Kisumu fixture where an undefeated Mathare United FC were on the hunt for three points against the home side Kisumu All Stars. A barren draw was recorded in the first half but Gerrishom Arabe struck within seconds of the restart for the opener. United canceled this through Kevin Kimani and Clifford Alwanga as the visitors ran out 2-1 winners.
The majority of round 6’s goals come in a Saturday Machakos tie pitting Wazito FC and Kakamega Homeboyz. Nicholas Muyoti’s men travelled to Machakos on the back of two successive defeats and went straight for a win. A 3-0 first half lead was proof enough as to what the boys from Kakamega really wanted. Center-half Kennedy Onyango had risen highest to head home the opener after which Peter Thiong’o took center-stage with a quick-fire brace. In the second half, Wazito rallied reduce the deficit through Johnstone Omurwa’s fierce drive from over 35 yards but Allan Wanga restored his team’s 3-0 cushion. Omurwa, however, would have the final say of the game with Wazito’s second as the tie ended 4-2 in favour of Homeboyz.
Out in Sudi, Nzoia Sugar got the better of Sofapaka FC in a 2-1 victory, Collins Wakhungu’s brace doing the damage and Sofa’s only consolation coming in the way of Elli Asieche’s lone header.
AFC Leopards played the second of a double header at Machakos and faced bogey team Western Stima. The Powermen, as per tradition, took the lead- Baron Oketch the name for Salim Babu’s charges. It looked as if they would pick another routine victory over Ingwe but Tresor Ndikumana was on hand to make the most off of a rebound for 1-1.
Ulinzi Stars played Kenya Commercial Bank to a barren draw and so did Zoo’s hosting of Posta Rangers in Kericho.
Sunday had only one clash lined up, Kariobangi Sharks calling Afraha home while entertaining champions Gor Mahia. This too looked like it would follow the same script as Ulinzi-KCB clash played at the same venue a day earlier but Francis Afriyie– deep in stoppage time, sneaked in the match’s only goal- and week 6’s goal number 15.
The current top scorers’ chart has Elli Asieche, Collins Wakhungu and Allan Wanga tied on four goals at the top. They are followed by the lot boasting three goals and these include Luke Namanda (Tusker), Kenneth Muguna ( Gor ), John Mark Makwatta ( AFC Leopards ) and Enosh Ochieng ( Ulinzi Stars ).