Western Stima Maintain Pressure On SPL leaders, Sharks Frustrated

Jan 06 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

Kariobangi Sharks FC failed to keep up the pressure on the top three teams as they were frustrated to a 1-1 draw by newcomers KCB

Kariobangi Sharks FC players during a recent match. PHOTO/KariobangiSharks

  • Western Stima FC remained hot on league leaders Mathare United’s heels with an important 1-0 away victory against Chemelil Sugar FC on Sunday afternoon
  • Stima, who are returning to the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) after a one-year hiatus, remain unbeaten and are only behind the Slum Boys on goal difference
  • Nicholas Meja was sent off in the 47th minute for a second bookable offence, but Bandari still managed to find the back of the net first through David King’atua before star forward Enock Agwanda leveled matters in the 75th

NAIROBI, Kenya- Western Stima FC remained hot on league leaders Mathare United’s heels with an important 1-0 away victory against Chemelil Sugar FC on Sunday afternoon.

Stima, who are returning to the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) after a one-year hiatus, remain unbeaten and are only behind the Slum Boys on goal difference.

Tosh Omollo scored the all-important goal for the powermen in the 83rd minute to get them back to winning ways after two consecutive draws against Bandari FC and Sofapaka FC.

The dockers were reduced to 10 men in their 2-1 win against Sony Sugar FC at the Mbaraki Stadium.

Nicholas Meja was sent off in the 47th minute for a second bookable offence, but Bandari still managed to find the back of the net first through David King’atua before star forward Enock Agwanda leveled matters in the 75th.

Hassan Abdallah was the hero for last year’s runners-up with a winning goal nine minutes from full-time as Bernard Mwalala’s side held on for the three points.

Bandari sit in fourth place, two points off the top and one behind third-place Tusker FC who beat Sofapaka 3-2 in Machakos on Saturday.

Ulinzi Stars FC poor run of form continued as the soldiers made it four games without a win, settling for a barren draw against lowly Zoo Kericho FC.

They are in 13th place with six points from as many games, still only with one win to their name in the 2018 SPL campaign.

Posta Rangers FC got their second win of the season with a crucial 1-0 victory over Kakamega Homeboyz FC courtesy of a late goal.

Second point

The win sees the mailmen move two points away from the relegation zone in 14th, while Homeboyz are in ninth with six points.

Kariobangi Sharks FC failed to keep up the pressure on the top three teams as they were frustrated to a 1-1 draw by newcomers KCB.

The point was only the second for the bankers this season, who sit in 17th only higher than bottom side Mt. Kenya United FC.

It was the same story for the tail-enders, who also played out to a 1-1 draw in the early kick-off of the day away to Vihiga United FC.

AFC Leopards SC failed to make it two wins in a row later on Sunday as Nzoia Sugar FC left it late to snatch a 1-1 draw.

Brian Marita had put the hosts ahead in the 43rd minute, a lead that they held on to until the second minute of added time, forcing them to settle for a draw.

The result means that Nzoia climb up to seventh with nine points, two ahead of their opponents who round off the top 10.