Sofapaka end Leopard's winning streak in Kakamega

By Gilbert Wandera: Thursday, March 14th 2019 at 01:00 GMT +3 | Football
Sofapaka FC's Umar Kasumba (left) and Gideon Kibet of Chemelil FC during KPL match against Chemelil Sugar at Chemelil Sports Ground on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Sofapaka FC won 3-0 [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Sofapaka brought to an end AFC Leopards’ two-match winning streak with a 1-0 win at Bukhungu Stadium in SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match yesterday.

John Avire’s header from Umar Kasumba’s delivery in the 40th minute made all the difference for Sofapaka as they moved to the top of the log for the first time this season with 33 points.

The result was a drawback for Leopards who went into the match with wins against Sony Sugar and Tusker.

New Leopards signing David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng started on the bench in a match they wasted a few chances in the first half.

Victor Majid was the toast for Leopards as he tested Sofapaka goalkeeper Justin Ndikumana a few times while, on the other side, Stephen Waruru remained a thorn in Leopard’s backline.

Kasumba picked out from Avire in the 40th minute with a near perfect cross which the latter headed home with the Leopard’s backline beaten.

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At Kasarani Stadium, Kariobangi Sharks picked the three points after overcoming Nzoia Sugar 1-0.

Eric Kapaito, who was on comeback from injury, scored the lone goal in the 19th minute.

Kariobangi Sharks, the GOtv champion, have been struggling to make an impact in the league as most players are nursing injuries. Harrison Mwendwa and Eric Abege are back for selection.