By Erick Banda Ndenga.
Posta Rangers extended their impressive unbeaten run in SportPesa Premier League (SPL) to seven games after edging out Sony Sugar Fc by a solitary goal courtesy of Jared Obwoges lone strike in a closely contested league tie at Awendo Green Stadium on Wednesday 26th April 2017.
Jared Obwoge came off the bench to score the match winner on the 83rd minute handing Sammy Pamzo Omollo’s led charges three points cementing their unbeaten run with 17 points at the summit of the league standings.
On the other hand Ulinzi Stars saw their unbeaten run crushed after they lost 1-0 to 10 men Kakamega Homeboyz in a highly contested midweek SPL clash staged at Mumias Sports Complex.
Wycliffe Ochomo assured his side the crucial win when he notched the only goal of the game against his former employers on the 4th minute but unfortunately he was forced to retire early after he was slapped with a red card on the brink of the first half.
Elsewhere premier league debutants Nzoia Sugar Fc hammered Western Stima 2 0 in another SPL midweek tie slated at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.Edgar Nzano missed a perfect chance to give his side an early lead from a penalty kick on the 14th minute before Boniface Omondi and Joakim Oluoch struck one goal apiece to ensure their side bagged the maximum points.
In Nakuru reigning SPL champions Tusker Fc bounced back to winning ways beating newly promoted Nakumatt Fc 2 1. Nakumatt Fc grabbed an early lead on the 4th minute through Kepha Aswani before Marlon Tangauzi restored the game to parity when he leveled the scores in the 75th minute together with midfield maestro Humphrey Mienos strike on the 79th minute assuring George Nsiimbe three vital points.
At Machakos County Stadium Charles Okwemba haunted his former employers AFC Leopards when he scored an opener and a match winner to break Ingwes unbeaten run on the 49th minute to give Sofapaka Fc 1-0 victory as Batoto Ba Mungu move to third on the log with 14 points.
In another SPL match pitting Mathare United against Chemelil Sugar Fc ended in a barren draw at Thika Sub County Stadium was the only tie on the day that ended goalless.