Mathare United beat Sofapaka 2-1 in an FKF Premier League match staged at Thika Municipal Stadium to hand BatotoBaMungu first defeat of the season.
Mathare United kicked off the match on a high tempo for an early opener. Their attempts bore fruit thirteen minutes into the match after dangerous corner kick delivery by Martin Ongori landed on Danson Kago’s path, the midfielder made no mistake to give the slum boys the lead from a close rang tap in.
Two minutes later Danson Kago was at it again. The former Sofapaka player doubled Mathare’s lead once again picking the ball from a poor clearance at the back to net in the second of the day for coach Ezekiel Akwana coached side.
Ten minutes later Sofapaka came close to draw a goal back in the match, David Kingatua’s long hard shot hit the cross bar for safety.
At the half hour mark of play Sofapaka pushed yet again and almost came close to scoring. Joe Waithera laid through Titus, the defender beat Meya off the ball took a low strike but Ochieng was keen punching off the attack.
Sofapaka increased tempo in attack once again, Alex Imbusia and Roy Okal combined well, the latter set through Waithera but the strikers attempt hit the set net.
Upon resumption for the final half, Sofapaka picked up from where they had left it for the breather, Alex Imbusia and Ambrose Sifuna made a good combination upfront, Imbusia would then take a hurried shot only to miss the target by a whisker.
On the half hour mark after a series of attempts Sofapaka final had their search pay off after Alex Imbusia was brought down in the penalty area. Joe Waithera stepped up and made no mistake slotting in past Job Ochieng to reduce the deficit.
Ten minutes later David Kingatua crossed in a checky ball on goal, David Nshimirimana dashed in but his header attempt lacked enough power for an easier pick for Job Ochieng
Against the run of play Sofapaka pushed bodies upfront in a bid to score the equalizer but a resolute Mathare United defense kept intact to collect the maximum points.