NAIROBI, Kenya- Chemelil Sugar FC came from a goal down to hammer cash-strapped Nakumatt FC 4-1 to move up to second place in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) table whilst a 1-0 victory for holders Gor Mahia FC ensured they sit five points clear at the top.
Elsewhere, Bandari FC handed Sony Sugar FC a second consecutive defeat in the 2018 campaign with a well-deserved 3-0 victory at the Mbaraki Sports Complex on Sunday.
Bandari got the goals from William Wadri, who scored a brace on his maiden start for the dockers, and substitute David King’atua put the icing on the cake late in the second half to give Ken Odhiambo’s side maximum points.
Chemelil, Bandari and Mathare United FC occupy the three spots behind league leaders Gor Mahia FC in that order, all with 11 points from the opening six round of matches.
Chemelil goalkeeper John Waw, had an outstanding game between the sticks, making two good saves to ensure the sugar millers don’t go two goals down after Nakumatt had taken the lead in the 20th minute courtesy of a Brian Nyakan tap-in.
Waw did extremely well to save another Nyakan effort before another spectacular save from a Noah Abich free-kick kept the millers in the game.
The star of the game, Phillip Muchuma, bagged his first of the game in the 34th minute to level the scores before adding a second five minutes after the restart.
Noah Abich then bundled the ball into his own net, giving Chemelil a two-goal cushion.
Abich then committed a foul in the box and with the referee in turn pointing to the spot, it was none other than Muchuma who stepped up and converted bravely to complete an impressive hat-trick for Chemelil Sugar.
At the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi, who was the Gor captain for the day, scored the only goal as K’Ogalo beat Nzoia Sugar FC 1-0 to send them five points clear at the top of the KPL table.
The brilliant first-time curling effort came in the 41st minute and was enough to see the record premier league winners hold on for the three points.
New signing Wesley Onguso, saw his re-taken penalty saved with ten minutes left on the clock but Dylan Kerr’s chargers will lose no sleep over it with Gor managing to garner 16 points from a possible 18 in the infant season.