Ulinzi Stars’ John Kago and Gor Mahia FC captain Kenneth Muguna are the only two names to have assisted goals in successive weeks; from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) round nine to ten.
22 goals were scored in the round- one that was played in the midweek of Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st.
The first two goals of the week- scored when Kisumu All Stars punished Wazito FC in Kisumu- had no clear assists as Gerrishom Arabe netted from the spot after a handball in the box while Eric Otieno scored directly from a corner kick.
Kenya Commercial Bank versus Chemelil Sugar and Zoo FC up against SoNy Sugar were deemed walkovers. Still, three more goals would be scored on Wednesday, with just one separating Mathare United versus Sofapaka. Brian Nyakan’s goal was assisted by Peter Lwassa.
Posta Rangers’ 2-0 win out in Sudi against hosts Nzoia Sugar came courtesy of goals from Francis Nambute- assisted by Marcellus Ingotsi, and Ingotsi himself- aided by Ken Mutembei.
Thursday’s fixtures brought tonnes of goals- and starting us off is Kariobangi Sharks’ 4-2 fall at the hands of Ulinzi Stars. The hosts’ two goals, scored by Sydney Lokale and Erick Kapaito, were assisted by Duke Abuya. Ulinzi Stars, on the other hand, got their goals through Elvis Nandwa- rising high to dispatch a Daniel Waweru free-kick, Oscar Wamalwa- set up by John Kago, Wamalwa again- released by Bernard Ongoma and Harun Mwale- on the end of a through ball from Nandwa.
Tusker FC drew 2-2 with Western Stima at the Ruaraka grounds and had to do so twice coming from behind. Abdalla Chamberi’s opener came off a rebound from Henry Onyango’s initial effort. Timothy Otieno restored parity- rising to latch onto a Hillary Wandera cross. Henry Onyango then reclaimed Stima’s lead after Chamberi returned the favor by setting up the second goal. The final goal of the match, Humphrey Mieno was the one that rose highest to reach Rodgers Aloro’s free-kick.
Another 2-2 draw was played out in Mombasa as AFC Leopards shared the spoils with hosts Bandari FC. Jeffary Owiti’s opener may have looked like some solo work from the forward but had come off a decent pass from John Mark Makwatta. Yema Mwana restored parity for the dockers after latching onto a Felly Mulumba flick from a corner kick.
Leopards reclaimed their lead through Vincent Oburu who took off from a Whyvonne Isuza pass. The final goal, coming off Cliff Kasuti, was because Leopards failed to deal with a William Wadri free-kick.
The final match of the round is Gor Mahia’s 3-0 win over Kakamega Homeboyz FC in Kisumu. Charles Momanyi was well-positioned to strike home from Kenneth Muguna header after Homeboyz had failed to deal with a corner kick. Next up was Francis Afriyie, arriving just in time to get to the end of a Lawrence Juma cross ball to fire home for two.
The final goal of the round is an own goal as George Odiwour unsuccessfully dealt with a Kenneth Muguna shot.
After ten matches, Gor’s Muguna leads the assists chart with 5 and is followed by the lot that has three. They include; Allan Wanga (Homeboyz), Elli Asieche (Sofapaka), Kevin Kimani (Mathare), Wellington Ochieng (Gor), Rodgers Aloro (Tusker) and Marcellus Ingotsi (Posta).