KPL Goals: Agwanda goes joint top, Rupia scales up in highest-scoring round

The Kenyan Premier League’s (KPL) round 22 is the highest-scoring round so far, recording a total of 29 goals across 8 matches. From the 29, however, the only remarkable change at the top is that Enock Agwanda goes joint top of the top scorers’ log, whereas Elvis Rupia, once again- joins the chasing pack.

We look at each of the 29 goals and how they affect the log.

Mathare United’s visit to the Mbaraki Sports Club on Sunday was a disaster- taking a 3-1 beating against a side that has found wins rare to come by this season. Hassan Abdallah set the ball rolling for Bandari and William Wadri would double this lead. Bringing Mathare back in the tie was John Mwangi, but this would, in the end, prove to be just a consolation as Yema Mwana struck at the death for 3-1.

No goals were scored when Kariobangi Sharks visited Western Stima in Kisumu.

Another four goals were shared between Posta Rangers and Kenya Commercial Bank on Saturday. Enock Agwanda struck twice for the bankers as they ran out 3-1 winners over the mailmen. Agwanda found a brace that would be supplemented by Michael Mutinda’s strike, KCB ensured Ezekiel Okare’s late goal would be the only thing Rangers take out of the tie.

Agwanda moves from 10 to 12, joint top with Tusker’s Timothy Otieno who was inactive on the scoresheets on Sunday.

The story of braces continues in Mumias, Elvis Rupia, this time- the toast for AFC Leopards’ 2-1 win over Sofapaka. The battle of the cats also saw Jedinak Ameyaw grab a late consolation for Sofa.

Sunday

Zoo playing hosts to Gor Mahia was Sunday’s first clash, played from 2:15 pm at the Kericho Green Stadium. Kepha Ondati rattled the defending champions with the opener but Ronack Elvis brought some order in the clash. Mathew Odongo was next up, reclaiming Zoo’s lead and again, order was restored, this time- old boy Nicholas Kipkurui in charge. The winner would come late in the game, and through Samuel Onyango to earn the visitors a hard-fought 3-2 win.

Kepha Ondati got one against Gor Mahia [IMAGE- Fabian Odhiambo]
 Ulinzi Stars and Kisumu All Stars also shared five goals amongst them. Taking the lead through Masita Masuta, the military men would race to a 2-0 lead with the aid of Bernard Ongoma before half time.

All Stars rallied back well, pulling one back from the spot through Gerrishom Arabe before Michael Owino evened out the scores. Rattled, and seeing the boys from Kisumu almost run away with the tie, Masita came for his brace.

All eyes were on Tusker-Wazito affair as the log leader Timothy Otieno was meant to be in action. A close contest at the Ruaraka Grounds, Crispinus Onyango would send the hosts 1-0 up, a lead they would throw away as Paul Kiongera struck in stoppage time for a 1-1 share of the spoils.

The final clash of Sunday gave us six goals- all scored by one side. Kakamega Homeboyz took Chemelil Sugar back to a familiar scoreline from earlier in the season.

Christopher Masinza was first on the mark, scoring in the 11th and 38th minutes. Benjamin Oketch made it 3, and Shami Mwinyi 4.  Ronald Omino compounded to Chemelil’s woes with Homeboyz’s 5th goals after which Peter Thiong’o– silent in recent weeks, came forward for his 8th goal of the season.

Peter Thiong’o resurfaced once more with his 8th of the season [IMAGE- File]
Top Scorers’ Chart

John Mark Makwatta (Out of contest)* 13
Timothy Otieno (Tusker) 12
Enock Agwanda (KCB) 12
Enosh Ochieng (Ulinzi) 8
Peter Thiong’o (Homeboyz) 8
Elvis Rupia-(Leopards) 8
Benson Omalla (Stima) 7
Elli Asieche (Sofa) 7
Francis Nambute (Rangers)) 7
Kenneth Muguna (Gor)

Collins Neto (Zoo)

Oscar Wamalwa (Ulinzi) (Out of contest)*

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