Kakamega Homeboyz drop points to throw title race wide open

Reymond Murugi (L) of Kakamega Homeboyz FC tackles Sofapaka FC defender David Nshirimimana during their FKF Premier League match at Kasarani Annex in Nairobi on April 10, 2022. The match ended 1-1. [Stafford Ondego, Standard

Kakamega Homeboyz rallied from behind to salvage a point after being held to a 1-1 draw by Sofapaka in a Football Kenya Federation Premier League match played today at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega.

The two teams had played out to a one-all draw in the first leg at the Kasarani Annex a week ago and Homeboyz in particular were desperate for three points in order to reclaim their ten-point buffer at the top 

Sofapaka captain Lawrence Juma converted from the spot in the 21st minute after Joe Waithira was brought down inside the box.

Two minutes before the break, David Okoth restored parity for Homeboyz with a powerful long range shot to tie the scores at 1-1.

Homeboyz custodian Godfrey Oputi would then save a 76th minute penalty by denying Hansel Ochieng from the spot to save the leaders from defeat.

The draw cuts Homeboyz's lead at the top to eight points as they have amassed 54 points from 26 matches.

Defending champions Tusker, who beat Gor Mahia 2-0 on Saturday in Narok, have 46 points having also played the same number of matches.

Sofapaka remained 12th on the log with 30 points.

Elsewhere, Elsewhere, Bandari played out to a 2-2 draw with Nzoia Sugar.

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