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Gor Whip Wazito, Leopards Nip Sofapaka FC In SPL Action

Gor Mahia FC striker, Meddie Kagere, wheels away to celebrate his second goal against Singida United FC in their SportPesa Super Cup semi final at Afraha Stadium, Nakuru on Thursday, June 8, 2018. PHOTO/SPN
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NAIROBI, Kenya- Flying Gor Mahia FC extended their lead at the summit of the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) on Thursday when they whipped Wazito FC 4-0 at Moi Stadium, Kisumu.

Two first half goals by SportPesa Super Cup top scorer Meddie Kagere, in the 2nd and 28th minutes set the record SPL champions on their way to their 11th win of the 2018 campaign.

Gor Mahia dominated the early exchanges of the second half and were rewarded by a Francis Kahata goal in the 53rd minute to put the game way beyond the newcomers Wazito.

Rising star, Boniface Omondi, put the icing on the cake in the second minute of added time to extend their lead at the top of the standings to five points over second-place Mathare United FC.

Domestic cup holders and arch rivals, AFC Leopards SC, also resumed their domestic charge by edging 2009 champions, Sofapaka FC 1-0 at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Wednesday.

The game looked set to end in a stalemate until the 84th minute when midfielder Brian Marita came to Leopards rescue to score the only goal of the tightly contested encounter.

The win extended Rodolfo Zapata’s charges unbeaten streak to five games and moved them to eighth in the 18-team log, with 25 points from 16 matches played.

Kariobangi Sharks FC came out victorious over Nzoia Sugar FC in another SPL match played on Wednesday afternoon to move them up to sixth with 27 points.

Reckless challenge

SPL top scorer, Elvis Rupia, opened the scoring for the sugar men in the 49th minute but his effort was cancelled out by George Abege on the hour mark.

An unfortunate own goal seven minutes later cost Nzoia the game and handed the Super Cup debutantes the all-important win.

Elsewhere, ten-man Ulinzi Stars salvaged a 1-1 draw against 10th place Kakamega Homeboyz FC to maintain their fifth-place position in the SPL table.

After a barren first half, Hassan Kikoyo struck in the 65th minute to give Paul Nkata’s charges the lead.

The three points eluded them 12 minutes from time when Masita Masuta scored the equalizing goal to save Ulinzi from the jaws of a third consecutive defeat.

James Saruni was sent off in the fifth minute of added time for a reckless challenge as Ulinzi finished the game a man down with a point to their name.

Record champions Gor who are basking in the glory of the 2018 SportPesa Super Cup, opened a five-point lead at the summit over second-placed Mathare United FC (32) after pushing their tally to 37 from 15 games, four less than the slum boys and 2008 title winners.

Sofapaka (31) remain third despite the defeat ahead of Bandari FC (30) and Ulinzi (29) who round the top five in the SPL with Ingwe moving up to sixth (28).


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