SOFAPAKA SUFFERS SETBACK IN TITLE RACE

Ulinzi shot down Sofapaka 2-1 in a thrilling encounter staged at the Kericho green Stadium yesterday. Ulinzi’s Kasuti Cliff opened the score sheet in the 53rd minute when he headed home a thundering header. His team mate Samwel Onyango added the second goal in the 60th minute when he converted a fine cross from Kasuti.

Ulinzi ended Sofapaka’s unbeaten run of seven games. Batoto Ba Mungu prolific striker Umaru Kasumba scored the consolation goal for his side when headed home a cross from Michael Oduor in the 70th minute. Kasumba’s goal brings to nine the goals he has scored in the league so far and narrows the gap between him and Ulinzi’s Stephen Waruru who is the leading goals’ poacher so far in the top-flight league. Waruru has netted eleven goals. He played well yesterday but luck was not on his side. Ulinzi who displayed classic soccer squandered several scoring chances but all the same they collected maximum points.

Ulinzi coach Benjamin Nyangweso said it was a tough game but he lauded his lads for using all the tricks in the book to net the two goals and subsequent victory. He said despite many games to play, he is focused on competing and collecting points. His side has a date with Posta Rangers in the next game. “We are focus in competing and collect maximum points in the fixtures on card. We are in good form and therefore we’re optimistic of doing well in the next games,” he added.