This week, we will consider 14 of the 19 goals scored in the Kenyan Premier League’s round 8 as having been assisted by a second player. From round seven, only one name surfaces this week, and that is Collins Wakhungu who it now seems, when not scoring, will be assisting goals.
We begin with the 7-goal festival when Wazito hosted SoNy Sugar FC. Elvis Rupia’s hat-trick was assisted by Victor Ndinya, Musa Masika and the third netted from the spot after being brought down himself. Wazito’s fourth goal- scored by Derrick Otanga was aided by Joe Waithira.
SoNy got three goals- a brace from Kevin Omundi which had a brace of assists coming from Atupele Green. Their third was an own goal.
Tusker winning 3-2 over Nzoia Sugar had David Majak setting up Timothy Otieno for the first, after which the former Gor striker stepped up to power in a self-assisted penalty. In between the two goals, Collins Wakhungu’s shot had bounced off Hillary Wandera for an own goal. The Brewers scored their third wen Madoya Michael arrived well to head home a Hillary Wandera cross. Later on, Ian Simiyu, on the end of a perfectly weighted Kevin Juma diagonal made it 3-2.
The two penalties scored at the Chemelil Sugar complex had one coming off a handball- scored by David Simiyu and the second, Kisumu All stars equalizer, netted by Wesley Kemboi after Dismas Amunga had been brought down in the box.
Zoo FC were 1-0 winners over Kariobangi Sharks away from home and had Norman Werunga to thank for the goal. Norman, on the other hand, will have Michael ‘Kroko’ Oduor to thank for the perfectly timed pass for the goal.
The final three assists come from the four goals scored in Bukhungu when Kakamega Homeboyz drew 2-2 with Sofapaka.
Ellis Asieche bagged a brace of assists as Peter Lwassa converted twice for Sofa. The hosts got their two goals through Moses Chikati who returned a Sofapaka clearance back to the sender- fortunately getting a goal out of it. Ahmed Ali Bai’s goal is because David Okoth’s first attempt could not get past the Sofa defense and the diminutive forward scored from the return ball.
After round 8, no one has yet passed the three-assists mark set by Wellington Ochieng who was out active in continental action over the weekend. There’s quite some traffic in the category of two assists and the list is as long as Allan Wanga (Homeboyz), Elli Asieche (Sofa), Collins Wakhungu (Nzoia), Atupele Green (SoNy), Luke Namanda (Tusker), Kevin Kimani (Mathare), Peter Thiong’o (Homeboyz), David Okoth (Homeboyz), David Majak (Tusker), Michael Oduor (Wazito), Rodgers Aloro (Tusker), Oscar Wamalwa (Ulinzi), Robert Arot (Nzoia), George Maelo (Sofa) and Reagan Otieno (KCB).