KPL Goals: Otieno wheels away as youngster Omalla stays consistent

Only 11 goals were scored in the Kenyan Premier League’s round 24- a week beginning Friday 6th March with a 0-0 draw in Kericho and ending with the division’s biggest fixture- one that saw only one goal.

Zoo FC, careful enough not to fall once more at their own backyard, held Sofapaka to a barren draw at the Green Stadium on Friday.

Saturday came with the bulk of the fixtures, Bandari hosting Kariobangi Sharks from 2 pm at the Mbaraki Sports Club and having Johana Mwita separate the two sides for another home win for the dockers who seem to have woken up from slumber. Mwita has now led Bandari to three successive victories.

In Kisumu, Posta Rangers knew they faced a side desperate for a win after some dry spell and duly held Western Stima in a barren opening 45. At restart however, Benson Omalla struck his 9th of the season as the hosts took the lead. Later on, Baron Oketch would come off the bench to seal the victory. The two were the same names on the score-sheet for Stima last week against Gor Mahia.

Wazito at home to Ulinzi Stars birthed no goals.

Tusker’s Timothy Otieno moves to 15 goals for the season [IMAGE- Fabian Odhiambo]
Tusker took on Chemelil Sugar in another Saturday match and dispatched the sugar millers 2-0. The big news here is that both goals were scored by Timothy Otieno who now stretches away to 15 goals at the top of the goal-scorers’ log.

Kenya Commercial Bank could not get any goal past hosts Nzoia Sugar who will also be happy with the barren draw. Mathare United, on the other hand, took no prisoners against Kisumu All Stars- whipping the side 4-1.

Kevin Kimani, Clifford Alwanga and Daniel Okoth sent United 3-0 up at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani and when All Stars attempted to rally back through Eric Otieno, Tyson Otieno restored the 3-goal cushion.

Gor Mahia players celebrating Boniface Omondi’s (R) goal that secured a 1-0 win over AFC Leopards on Sunday 8 March (PIC: Gor Mahia)

Sunday’s only clash is the Mashemeji Derby, a tie decided by a single goal as Gor Mahia completed the double over AFC Leopards. Boniface Omondi was the man for the derby honors.

This is how the log looks:

Timothy Otieno- (Tusker) 15
John Mark Makwatta (Out of contest)* 13
Enock Agwanda (KCB) 12
Enosh Ochieng (Ulinzi) 9
Elvis Rupia-(Leopards) 9
Benson Omalla (Stima) 9
Peter Thiong’o- (Homeboyz) 8
Collins Neto (Zoo) 8
Francis Nambute (Rangers)) 8
Kenneth Muguna (Gor)

Elli Asieche- (Sofa)

Allan Wanga- (Homeboyz)

Oscar Wamalwa (Ulinzi) (Out of contest)*