12 of the 14 goals scored in round 7 of the Kenyan Premier League were directly assisted-the other two came off direct set plays; one occasioned by a handball in the box and the other- a free-kick from outside the 18-yard area.
Prominent names on the assists chart for Week 7 come from Kakamega Homeboyz FC, figures that have been immensely involved in the Kakamega side’s goals in their first six matches of the season. Allan Wanga and Thiong’o Peter were, however, restricted in their clash against Chemelil Sugar but still found their teammates; Shami Mwinyi and David Odhiambo, scorers of the goals in their 2-1 win.
Chemelil’s goal was scored by David Simiyu after being set through by Gilbert Wangulu.
In Awendo, John Mwita’s goal came courtesy of the hard-working Salmon Omollo whereas Gerrishom Arabe’s equalizer was netted from the spot after a handball in the box.
Collins Wakhungu, Nzoia Sugar’s shining light of the season, could not get a goal against Kariobangi Sharks but instead set up his teammate Leonard Kasembeli for the opener. Sharks rallied back through Duke Abuya- the forward well-positioned for a Sydney Lokale pass.
Ulinzi Stars won 1-0 over Tusker FC on Saturday with Daniel Waweru at the end of a well-orchestrated move by Enosh Ochieng and Kelvin Thairu. Firing from over 35 yards, Waweru made the most of Thairu’s last touch to gift the soldiers the win.
Kenya Commercial Bank wanted to go for the kill against Zoo FC early in their Saturday clash in Machakos and indeed got the lead within one minute off the kick-off. Enock Agwanda tapped home a Simon Abuko cross for 1-0. Before the break, Zoo struck back through Jeffrey Gichana’s free-kick but the bankers again reclaimed their lead when Ian Mutanda arrived well to slot home from a Reagan Otieno cross.
The two clashes of Sunday happened in Narok, the first ending 0-0 as Posta Rangers and Wazito FC could not breach each others’ defense lines.
John Mark Makwatta struck twice in the first half of AFC Leopards’ clash against Sofapaka; first aided by Sikhayi Dennis and second coming off Whyvonne Isuza. Sofapaka pulled one back through Ronald Okoth who rose the highest to head home off a Brian Nyakan cross.