Melta Kabiria, Ajax FC and Metro Sports were the day’s winners after seeing off their respective opponents in the SportPesa Super 8 Premier League matches played on Sunday 24 July at various venues.
KAWANGWARE UNTED 1-2 MELTA KABIRIA
Melta Kabiria take the bragging rights after Sammy Agesa netted twice to steer his side to their third victory on the trot after seeing off conference rivals and bitter neighbours Kawangware United 2-1 in a hotly contested Dagoretti derby at BP grounds.
Robinson Njoroge scrambled home the opener from near post 4 minutes after kick off to set Kawangware’s ship sailing but Agesa equalized from the penalty mark four minutes later after team mate Francis Wambora was hacked down in the dangerous.
Kawangware again found themselves on the receiving end moments later when centre referee Amos Ichingwa pointed to the 6 yard spot after a dangerous foul was committed against Melta in the forbidden area. Agesa stepped up and calmly swept home the decisive penalty for a 2-1 first half lead that sent the packed venue into a raucous celebration.
Francis Thairu’s Kawangware threw every weapon they had at Melta who sought to pitch camp at their post thwarting any efforts by the hosts to equalize.
The impressive performance by Shadrack Ateka’s men catapults them three places up to 7 th on the log with 33 points as Kawangware, who boast the current top scorer are still struggling at 12th with 26 points.
AJAX FC 1-0 KAYOLE ASUBUHI
Elsewhere at Nakeel grounds, Kayole Asubuhi suffered their second successive loss after Kevin Owiyo struck the only goal of the match in the 41 st minute to hand Ajax FC all the three points to the delight of the home fans.
The match should have produced more goals but the visiting East conference team failed to maximize on their chances and Ajax knew when to sting and they closed the business in the first half, a win which sees them stay 7 th with 32 points.
It was a disappointing loss for the Isaiah Omondi charges who were aiming to close in on Jericho All Stars who have 45 points at the summit of the log but the defeat for Kayole means that they trail the leaders by three points.
METRO SPORTS 2-1 KIAMBIU YOUTH
In another match, Metro Sports capitalized heavily on home support to dispatch Kiambiu Youth 2-1 at home. Julius Andede grabbed a brace to inspire his side to the win that keeps alive Metro’s dream of finishing at the top three in the league.
He fired the hosts in front in the 10 th minute take control of the first period and later swept home the second in the 65 th minute but James Mandela made sure Kiambiu went home with their heads high by reducing the deficit in the 72 nd minute.
By the final whistle, the home team held firm to the advantage which guaranteed them the three points that better their point tally to 37 at position 5 on the log while on the other hand Kiambiu slump to 10 th with 32 points.
BABA DOGO UNITED 1-1 SHAURI MOYO BLUE STARS
At Drive-Inn grounds, Kevin Owino denied Shauri Moyo Blue Stars an easy win by cancelling out Rahim Malik early opener.
It was an evenly balanced duel and the guests started on a dream start with Malik shaking the net as early as the 3 rd minute as his side remained calm while enjoying the possession in the opening exchanges.
But Owino, out of the blues save the situation when he dinked home the equalizer with four minutes remaining in the first half and tighten the grip on the single point until the end of the match.
The draw roots Blue Stars at 3 rd on the log with 40 points while Baba Dogo also remains unchanged at 14th with 19 points so far.