Rupia loses ground in Golden Boot chase, after Sony relegation

From the 11th week of matches in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL), it was confirmed only 17 teams will be taking part, following the confirmation of Sony Sugar FC’s relegation after dishing out three walkovers. With the declaration from KPL, it meant all results affecting Sony Sugar FC’s matches would be scrapped away.

At the time of their relegation, the 2006 KPL champions had conceded 22 goals and the move comes with a price on the chase for the Golden Boot, with the biggest blow landing on Wazito FC forward Elvis Rupia.

Of Rupia’s five goals in the season, three came against Sony Sugar, and the Millers’ relegation leaves him on two goals going to the 11th round.

Braces

Sony Sugar forwards Kevin Omundi and Stephen Onyango are also big losers in the race, not just by the fact that they will not be able to take part in the league in the first leg, but also that they will not have a chance to extend their tallies at the moment, having scored twice each.

KCB’s Enock Agwanda, Stephen Waruru and Dennis Odhiambo each lose a goal, as does Darius Msagha of Bandari and Nzoia Sugar FC’s Kevin Juma. Daniel Waweru, Moses Mwangi and Enosh Ochieng all of Ulinzi Stars also lose a goal apiece with the Awendo based team’s relegation.

Gerishom Arabe of Kisumu All Stars; Derick Otanga of Wazito; Chris Oduor, Daniel Otieno and Klinsmann Omulanga also lose one goal each.

Omurwa reprieve

Salmon Omollo, Laban Mwita, John Mwita and Chacha Swaleh are the other players from Sony Sugar who won’t have the chance to add on to their one – goal tallies in the first leg while Sony’s relegation will also be a reprieve for Wazito defender Johnstone Omurwa who scored an own goal in the two teams’ faceoff.

At their relegation, Sony Sugar had won one game – against Nzoia Sugar. In that respect, Nzoia Sugar will be glad to have one loss less, while Kisumu All Stars, who had drawn with Sony, will have a point less in their tally.