Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League top boys Kawangware United made a bold statement in their title push after nabbing their tenth win in eleven games following their 2-1 home triumph over Kabete United keep intact their six point lead atop of the league standings on Sunday 21 May at Kawangware BP stadium.
On form midfielder Victor John swept home the second goal and the winner on the 55 th minute adding on to Kola Ganusi’s 40 th minute strike to ensure the Laban Mwangi coached side continue with their imperious form at the top of the 16-team log with 31 points.
Ian Otieno pulled on back for Kabete on the 79 th minute but was not enough to spark the visitors back into contention as the hosts held on to the advantage for their third successive win. The loss leaves Kabete at 7 th position with 15 points from six wins.
Earlier on Saturday, Kayole Asubuhi’s title defence was slowed down by former champions Technical University of Kenya FC (TUK FC) who handed them their third loss of the season in a 2-1 defeat at Calvary grounds but still stay second six points behind United on 25 points.
Tony Ouko (12’) and Stephen Odhiambo (20’) did the job for the Lukas Aluoch led university students who rise to 7 th with 16 points while Kayole’s consolation came from Joel Gedi on the 76 th minute.
At the same time, Jericho FC made a bold statement of intent in their title quest following a 1-6 shellacking of Team Umeme, their fourth straight win that sees them keep a keen eye on the top two as they sit third on 24 points, a point shy of second placed Asubuhi.
Former KCB man Orneal Omondi grabbed a treble (15’,33’, 43’) while Kevin Ndiwa (26’), Gerorge Kawala (39’) and Victor Walera (75’) added the other goals that completely outwitted the newbies who got their only goal through Osar Mono on the 33 rd minute but their fate was sealed as they dropped to 11 th with 13 points as a result of the outcome.
A goal apiece from Patrick Ngige (22’) and Sammy Agesa (79’) guided Meltah Kabiria FC to a simple 2-0 win over struggling Shauri Moyo Blue Stars at BP grounds. The win improves their tally to 14 points at 10 th position while Mohammed Zuberi’s Blue Stars will have to dig deeper for their fourth win as they remain 12 th with 13 points.
A morale-boosting 3-1 home win over Metro Sports FC inspired Kiambiu Youth FC back to winning ways at Jericho grounds.
Erick Otieno was twice on the mark (50 th ’ and 90’) adding to Valdo Madewa’s 44 th minute stunning free kick for the Raul Gonzales men who chalked their first win in five matches that leaves them placed 13 th with 10 points while the Sportsmen lie 9 th with 13 points.
Ajax Youth FC woes went from bad to worse after another disappointing performance after a 1-4 whitewash at the hands of MASA at Makongeni sports grounds.
John Odongo grabbed a brace on either sides of half time first on the 41 st then on the 70 th minute while his efforts were complimented by Kevin Liyala and Nelson Mandela who netted one each to condemn Ajax to their 6 th loss of the season where they are rooted at the bottom with six points Boniface Muyonga netted the consolation for Ajax on the at the stroke of half time but that did not stop the Hassan Andale led MASA from returning to winning ways where they now sit 6 th on 20 points.
In another match, Macmillan’s poor run continued as they were punished 2-0 by NYSA at Landi Mawe grounds with Sam Lemashon scoring twice for the visitors who remain 4 th with an improved 24 points while Joseph Ochieng’s Macmillan who scored through Bramwel Ambetsa remain firmly at the danger zone where they sit 14 th with 7 points.
Zamalek FC continued with their surge up the standings after moving a spot up to 5 th on 23 points following a 2-1 home win over Ole Rongai FC. Harun Omwenga broke the deadlock for the hosts on the 68 th minute before Kevin Mtarakwa pulled the tie level shortly afterwards but Jacob Bashir tucked the three points for the new comers.
The defeat means Ole Rongai who have won just one match stay at second from below with 6 points.
ROUND 12 RESULTS
MELTAH KABIRIA FC 2-0 SHAURI MOYO BLUE STARS FC
KAWANGWARE UNITED 2-1 KABETE UNITED
ZAMALEK FC 2-1 OLE RONGAI FC
JERICHO FC 6-1 TEAM UMEME
KIAMBIU YOUTH FC 3-1 METRO SPORTS FC
MASA 4-1 AJAX YOUTH FC
KAYOLE ASUBUHI 1-2TUK FC
MACMILLAN FC 1-2 NYSA