By Robin Toskin
That it took a fortuitous goal from Ismail Dunga’s sliced effort for Sony Sugar to reap all three points, when they would not have grumbled even with a draw, shows how stark again omens are for the bankers.
Attempting a volley from a free kick, Dunga miscued his shot — only connecting the ball with the outside of his smallest toe — that bounced over a flailing goalkeeper Sammy Okinda.
But while the goal drew coach James Omondi’s ire, it provided some comic relief to a sizeable crowd at City Stadium as the KPL action resumed after a month-long international break.
Although KCB will point at Sony’s momentum gained from their 1-1 draw on Wednesday against AFC Leopards in their un-played first leg fixture, they will not explain a lack of cutting edge in the final third of the pitch.
Jacob Keli squandered a couple of chances, wildly shooting off target and substitute Benjamin Chaka shot heavenwards following a nice cut back by Paul Mungai 20 minutes from time.
Newcomers Oserian and Muhoroni Youth had hoped to emulate Mathare United and Nairobi City Stars who all got three points on the road on Saturday if only to breathe life into their floundering campaigns.
Oserian, however, found themselves on the receiving end against KPL champions Tusker as they went down 3-1 at Kasarani.
Dennis Mukaisi gave Tusker the lead just after the half-hour mark to build a foundation from which the brewers would not look back.