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Kasumba, Feni on the Mark as Sofapaka Start KPL Second Round on a High

Sofapaka FC defeated Muhoroni Youth 3-2 on Wednesday

Kenyan Premier League side sofapaka began the second round of the 2017 season on a high with a positive result.

The second period of the season got underway on Wednesday with nine games across Kenya.

Sofapaka under the tutorship of Ugandan coach Sam Ssimbwa put up a great performance to overcome Muhoroni youth 3-2 in a close contest played at Muhoroni stadium.

Ugandan footballers’ Umar Kasumba and Feni Ali who joined the Batoto Bamungu in June from SC Villa and URA FC respectively were on the score sheet.

Sofapaka took the lead through skipper Maurice Odipo who headed home from a free kick.

Moments later, midfielder Feni doubled the lead in the 39th minute as the visitors led 2-0 at halftime.

Immediately after the recess, Ambrose Ayoyi gave the home sides hope reducing the deficit, however; Umar Kasumba put the game beyond reach a few seconds later to extinguish the hopes.

Hassan Kikoyo, another Ugandan netted the other goal for Muhoroni youth in stoppage time.

The result moved Sofapaka to 5th on the table with 28points while Muhoroni youth remain rock bottom on just 15 points.

George Best Nsimbe continued to struggle at tusker as the brewers began the second round with a 1-0 loss to ten man Posta Rangers.

The rangers scored through Joakins Atudo in the 84th minute but had Dennis Mukiasi sent off moments earlier.

Villa Oromchan scored for western Stima but his team could only settle for a draw against AFC Leopards while league leaders Gor Mahia stretched their lead at the top with a 1-0 win over Nakumatt courtesy of Jacques Tuyisenge’s goal.

Match day 18 results

Nakumatt 0-1 Gor Mahia

Western Stima 1-1 Afc Leopards

Muhoroni Youth 2-3 Sofapaka

Thika United 1-0 Chemilil Sugar

Bandari 0-0 Sony Sugar

Nzoia Sugar 1-0 Ulinzi Stars

Posta Rangers 1-0 Tusker Fc

Mathare United 1-0 Kakamega Boyz

Zoo Kericho 3-2 Kariabonga Sharks

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