KPL Goals: Otieno stretches away as Afriyie joins the chasing pack

15 goals were scored in the 8 matches played in the Kenyan Premier League’s 11th round of fixtures. A round spinning through Sunday 24th to Monday 25th, Timothy Otieno extends his lone stay at the top for another week as Gor Mahia’s Francis Afriyie remains consistent.

Starting off Week 11 is Mathare United’s riot out in Muhoroni. The Slumboys dispatched Chemelil Sugar FC 4-1 at the old Muho stadium with goals coming from Crispin Oduor, James Kinyanjui, Clifford Alwanga and Daniel Okoth. Chemelil pulled one back in the way of David Simiyu who takes his tally to three for the season.

James Kinyanjui scored his first goal of the season [IMAGE- Peter Wainaina]

Tusker FC returned to winning ways by dispatching Posta Rangers 1-0, their leading scorer- Timothy Otieno again on the mark on Sunday. He will go to 7 goals for the season.

Holders Gor Mahia had a dicey visit to Bandari- a side synonymous with upsetting the record league champions but Sunday was their day. A 2-0 win at the Mbaraki sports club not only broke the duck at the coast but also ensured they stay at the top of the log. Opening the scores was Samuel Onyango, while Francis Afriyie– who now goes to four goals for the season, made it 2-0 and game over for the hosts.

Ghanaian import Francis Afriyie goes to 4 goals [IMAGE- Fabian Odhiambo]

Sammy Imbuye and Kepha Aswani were the two names for Coach John Baraza’s rally back into a tie that Zoo had seemingly snatched away from them. A first-half goal from Kepha Ondati had sent the visitors up but Sofapaka rallied back to score twice in the second half.

Another visitor on Sunday- Nzoia Sugar, stunned hosts Ulinzi Stars with a first-half goal through Felicien Okanda. Had it not been for the brilliant solo effort by John Njuguna for the soldiers, Nzoia would have left Afraha Stadium victorious.

Whyvonne Isuza was the difference when AFC Leopards hosted Kisumu All Stars at the Machakos County stadium. Previously dominant in contributions, Isuza scores his first goal of the season.

No goals were scored when Wazito hosted Kariobangi Sharks on Monday and in Kisumu, a student saw his first premier league goal. Benson Omalla Ochieng came on for Salim Babu’s Western Stima in the second half of their tie against Kenya Commercial Bank and it looked an even battle.

Benson Omalla Ochieng celebrates [IMAGE- Fabian Odhiambo]

Well, this was until the youngster- a form three student at Kisumu Day School, grabbed the decider on 91 minutes.

After 11 rounds of the KPL, it is Timothy who stays at the top with 7 goals. He is followed by John Mark Makwatta on five goals. Elvis Rupia, who was also previously on 5 goals, has been taken back to two goals after SoNy Sugar’s expulsion from the league. He scored a hat-trick against the sugar millers. The lot having four goals include Allan Wanga (Homeboyz), Francis Afriyie (Gor), Elli Asieche (Sofa), Collins Wakhungu (Nzoia) and Nyakan Brian (Sofa).