Homeboyz open six-point gap as Tusker, Sofapaka win

Homeboyz FC forward Collins Odhiambo (L) celebrates his goal with teammate David Okoth against Mathare United FC during their FKF Premier League match at Kasarani Annex in Nairobi on February 12, 2022. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Kakamega Homeboyz opened a six-point gap at the top of the FKF Premier League after beating Mathare United 3-1 at Kasarani Annex on Saturday.

Yema Mwamba, Stephen Opoku and David Odhiambo scored as Homeboyz registered their tenth win of the season that saw the club get back to winning ways after registering three straight draws in previous matches.

Eugene Wethuli grabbed Mathare’s consolation goal as new coach John Kamau tasted his first defeat at the helm of the Slum Boys.

Victory propelled Homeboyz further away from the second placed Kariobangi Sharks. The Kakamega-based side are top with 37 points as Sharks follow with 31 points.

At Ruaraka Grounds, defending champions Tusker stretched their unbeaten run to five matches after seeing off Ulinzi Stars 2-0.

Jackson Macharia and Shami Kibwana scored two quick-fire goals in the 64th and 66th minute to hand Robert Matano’s charges their ninth win of the campaign.

The win moved Tusker to sixth with 29 points, eight points off leaders Homeboyz and with a game in hand.

Elsewhere, visiting Sofapaka defeated 10-man Wazito 2-1 at Utalii Grounds to end their five match winless run.

Joseph Waithira and Lawrence Juma netted in each half to hand Batoto ba Mungu a much needed win as Aziz Okaka pulled a goal back for Wazito before being red carded in the 85th minute.

The final match of the day saw Bandari hold KCB to a barren draw at Kasarani.

Meanwhile, Gor Mahia will be hosting bottom placed Vihiga Bullets today at Kasarani while Posta entertain AFC Leopards in Thika.