Hosts Nzoia Sugar was held to a barren draw by Sofapaka in an early FKF Premier League kick-off match in Bungoma.

Sofapaka kicked off proceedings with an early attempt on goal through David Kingatua. The midfielder made a quick run into the miller’s defense beat Mahiga Denis but his final attempt on goal

Five minutes later host came close through Gaetan Masha, the striker hit a hard on goal but Kevin Omondi reacted just in time to save out danger

At the quarter-hour mark, Sofapaka pushed for the opener and almost net the first of the game. Titus Achesa weighed in a sumptuous delivery to Joe Waithera, the midfielder chest in through goal but Mahiga swiftly reacted to clear out the danger.

Six minutes on Nzoia came blazing and almost took the lead after two twin dangerous attempts by Gaetan Masha and Kevin Juma but Omondi was up to the task to keep BatotoBaMungu from going behind.

At the half-hour mark, Sofapaka had another beautiful chance to take the lead through Kingatua, the midfielder had his volley punched out by Katas.

Upon resumption Nzoia came back the strongest in the quest to get the early opener, Denis Mahiga and Titus Kapachang linked up well on goal but Kapachang’s final ball lacked enough power for an easier pick for Kevin Omondi.

On the hour mark, Alex Imbusia made a swift run on goal, beat Kevin Juma hurriedly took his shot only to go out for a goal kick

Twenty minutes from time hosts Nzoia Sugar made another goal attempt, substitute Collins Wakhungu from a 25-yard range curled in a dangerous ball that beat Omondi on goal only for the ball to hit post much to Sofapaka’s relief.

Against the run of play Sofapaka had one of the glorious opportunities in the game, Roy Okal laid Joe Waithera on goal, the forward beat two Nzoia defenders but his goal-bound shot hit Kevin Juma’s thigh to goal out for a corner.

Waithera’s miss marked the last bit of action as the two teams shared the spoils Sudi.

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