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Betway Cup: Penalty Shootouts rescue KPL Sides from Elimination

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Kenyan Premier League (KPL) teams were unable to win in open play Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Betway Cup to fluke through to the next round courtesy of post-match penalty kicks save for Wazito.

Six out of the nine matches played on Saturday, February 15, 2020, being decided through post-match penalty shootouts.

Last year’s semi-finalists, SS Assad were the major casualties of the knock-out tournament to bid the championship bye at their backyard.

Balaji EPZ 0 Sofapaka 0 (Sofapaka qualify 5-4 through post match penalties)

Three times FKF Cup champions Sofapaka sweated to overcome Balaji EPZ through post match penalties 5-4 after being held to a 0-0 draw at Camp Toyoyo.

SS Assad 1 Fortune Sacco 1 (Fortune Sacco through post match penalties 3-0)

The 2019 semi-finalist SS Assad bowed out of the FKF Betway Cup 0-3 at home through post-match penalties to emerge as the weekend (Saturday’s) major casualties of the tournament.

SS Assad who reached the cup semis last year before being eliminated by KPL side Bandari, were held to a 1-1 draw by Fortune Sacco during normal time in a match hosted at Ukunda Showground at the coast.

Egerton 0 Wazito 1

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Wazito emerged as the only premiership side that won the match in open play.

Wazito survived an onslaught by students to leave it late to pip Egerton University 0-1 and cruise to the next round of the FKF Betway Cup at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.

Nyabururu Sportiff 0 Kisumu All Stars 0 (All Stars through 4-3 through penalties)

Bottom placed Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Kisumu All Stars put their poor league run to get a consolation win in the FKF Betway Cup by edging Nyabururu Sportiff 4-3 at Nyandika Maiyoro Gusii Stadium in Kisii.

Kisumu All Stars who have lost their last consecutive KPL matches and are perched at bottom of the league by winning two and drawing two matches having lost 15 matches to amass eight points held on to hold Nyabururu during normal time to excel through the match deciding spot kicks.

Tandaza 1 Posta Rangers 1 (Rangers proceed after 5-4through penalties)

The fairy tale of University of Nairobi (UoN) side Tandaza came to an end by Kenyan Premier League (KPL) outfit Posta Rangers through penalty shootouts at Camp Toyoyo astro turf grounds.

The match was decided the through post match penalties after students and mailmen fought to a 1-1 stalemate during normal regulation time.

During normal play, Byron Otieno shot Tandaza into the lead in the 14th minute before Ezekiel Okare cancelled the score in the 39th to force the match into match deciding shootout.

Tandaza stunned the 2009 finalists and last year’s semi-finalists Congo Boys 1-0 away in Mombasa in first round of matches.

Transfoc 0 Ushuru 0 (Ushuru win 5-3 through penalties)

Former Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Ushuru needed post match penalties to be Transfoc 5-3 to advance in the FKF Betway Cup at the Kenyatta Stadium in Kitale.

The match headed to post match penalties for the teams to be separated after ending in a barren draw.

Joseph Esinyen wasted an opportunity of scoring the winner for Transfoc in the 8th minute by shooting wide from the spot during normal time.

Ushuru converted their penalty kicks through Brian Yakhama, Alex Sunga, Edwin Wanjala Fan Ngaira and Evans Makari.

The hosts scored through Jonathan Lokadet, Samuel Mburu and Edwin Wafula.

Jericho Revelation 1 Bidco 2

Second placed National Super League (NSL) side Bidco United eliminated Jericho Revelation 2-1 from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Betway Cup away at Camp Toyoyo in Nairobi.

Stephen Obukwi opened the scores for Bidco in the 13th minute before Andrew Mwihu leveling the scores in the 31st minute.

John Omollo scored the winning goal for the oil manufacturer in the 72nd minute and book a place in the last 16.

Zetech Titans 2 Talanta 2 (Talanta win 6-5 through post match penalties)
Kenyan Premier League (KPL) teams were unable to win in open play Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Betway Cup to fluke through to the next round courtesy of post-match penalty kicks save for Wazito.

Six out of the nine matches played on Saturday, February 15, 2020, being decided through post-match penalty shootouts.

Last year’s semi-finalists, SS Assad were the major casualties of the knock-out tournament to bid the championship bye at their backyard.

Balaji EPZ 0 Sofapaka 0 (Sofapaka qualify 5-4 through post match penalties)

Three times FKF Cup champions Sofapaka sweated to overcome Balaji EPZ through post match penalties 5-4 after being held to a 0-0 draw at Camp Toyoyo.

SS Assad 1 Fortune Sacco 1 (Fortune Sacco through post match penalties 3-0)

The 2019 semi-finalist SS Assad bowed out of the FKF Betway Cup 0-3 at home through post-match penalties to emerge as the weekend (Saturday’s) major casualties of the tournament.

SS Assad who reached the cup semis last year before being eliminated by KPL side Bandari, were held to a 1-1 draw by Fortune Sacco during normal time in a match hosted at Ukunda Showground at the coast.

Egerton 0 Wazito 1

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Wazito emerged as the only premiership side that won the match in open play.

Wazito survived an onslaught by students to leave it late to pip Egerton University 0-1 and cruise to the next round of the FKF Betway Cup at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.

Nyabururu Sportiff 0 Kisumu All Stars 0 (All Stars through 4-3 through penalties)

Bottom placed Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Kisumu All Stars put their poor league run to get a consolation win in the FKF Betway Cup by edging Nyabururu Sportiff 4-3 at Nyandika Maiyoro Gusii Stadium in Kisii.

Kisumu All Stars who have lost their last consecutive KPL matches and are perched at bottom of the league by winning two and drawing two matches having lost 15 matches to amass eight points held on to hold Nyabururu during normal time to excel through the match deciding spot kicks.

Tandaza 1 Posta Rangers 1 (Rangers proceed after 5-4through penalties)

The fairy tale of University of Nairobi (UoN) side Tandaza came to an end by Kenyan Premier League (KPL) outfit Posta Rangers through penalty shootouts at Camp Toyoyo astro turf grounds.

The match was decided the through post match penalties after students and mailmen fought to a 1-1 stalemate during normal regulation time.

During normal play, Byron Otieno shot Tandaza into the lead in the 14th minute before Ezekiel Okare cancelled the score in the 39th to force the match into match deciding shootout.

Tandaza stunned the 2009 finalists and last year’s semi-finalists Congo Boys 1-0 away in Mombasa in first round of matches.

Transfoc 0 Ushuru 0 (Ushuru win 5-3 through penalties)

Former Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Ushuru needed post match penalties to be Transfoc 5-3 to advance in the FKF Betway Cup at the Kenyatta Stadium in Kitale.

The match headed to post match penalties for the teams to be separated after ending in a barren draw.

Joseph Esinyen wasted an opportunity of scoring the winner for Transfoc in the 8th minute by shooting wide from the spot during normal time.

Ushuru converted their penalty kicks through Brian Yakhama, Alex Sunga, Edwin Wanjala Fan Ngaira and Evans Makari.

The hosts scored through Jonathan Lokadet, Samuel Mburu and Edwin Wafula.

Jericho Revelation 1 Bidco 2

Second placed National Super League (NSL) side Bidco United eliminated Jericho Revelation 2-1 from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Betway Cup away at Camp Toyoyo in Nairobi.

Stephen Obukwi opened the scores for Bidco in the 13th minute before Andrew Mwihu leveling the scores in the 31st minute.

John Omollo scored the winning goal for the oil manufacturer in the 72nd minute and book a place in the last 16.

Zetech Titans 2 Talanta 2 (Talanta win 6-5 through post match penalties)

The Kenya Academy of Sports (KAS) team Talanta proceeded to the next round after eliminating Zetech University’s Titans from the FKF Betway Cup 6-5 through shootouts after drawing 2-2 during normal time.

Flamingo 0 Migori Youth 1
A lone goal netted from the spot by Kenjosteve Omwenga was enough to hand National Super League (NSL) side Migori Youth a vital 0-1 away win against Flamingo in Naivasha.
The Kenya Academy of Sports (KAS) team Talanta proceeded to the next round after eliminating Zetech University’s Titans from the FKF Betway Cup 6-5 through shootouts after drawing 2-2 during normal time.

Flamingo 0 Migori Youth 1
A lone goal netted from the spot by Kenjosteve Omwenga was enough to hand National Super League (NSL) side Migori Youth a vital 0-1 away win against Flamingo in Naivasha.

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Betway Cup: Sofapaka, Bandari Dispute over Kick off Time

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Disagreements over the time of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Betway Cup caused the match between defending champions Bandari and Sofapaka not to be played in Mombasa.
During the pre-match meeting held at 10am, Bandari team manager insisted that as the home team it was at their discretion to choose the kick off time demanding that the match be played at 2pm.
The 2009 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Sofapaka team manager Hilary Echesa said they will go according to the time which had been scheduled by the federation which was 4pm.
Later Sofapaka, went to the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Sports Club, the venue of the match but found the gates locked.
Echesa lamented on Bandari’s unsportsmanlike behavior and hoped they will get justice from the federation.
FKF secretary general Barry Otieno said the fate of Betway Cup matches that were not played will be decided by the federation’s league and competions committee basing on match reports.

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Betway Cup: Leopards Claw Ushuru to reach Quarters

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AFC Leopards stayed on course for their record tenth cup win by progressing to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup quarterfinals at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Sunday, March 15th.
Ingwe eliminated former Kenyan Premier League (KPL), second-tier side Ushuru 4-2 through post-match penalties after a barren draw during normal regulation.
Leopards scored their spot-kicks through Boniface Mukhekhe, Said Tsuma, Washington Munene, and Chris Oruchum.
Evans Makari and Oscar Mbugua scored their penalties for Ushuru before AFC goalie Ezekiel Owade saved Edwin Mwaura’s effort and Jackton Onjala’s shot hit the crossbar.
Ulinzi 1 Migori Youth 0
A Bernard Ongoma lone goal was enough for three times Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Ulinzi Stars to edge out Migori Youth 1-0 at Afraha, Stadium.
Bernard Ongoma scored with a rebounded from the top bar, hitting the back of the goalkeeper to the net from an 8yards shot in the 50th minute.
Kariobangi Sharks 4 Talanta 1
The 2018 champions Kariobangi Sharks walloped Talanta 4-1 at Camp Toyoyo astroturf grounds in Nairobi.
A brace from John Omondi and a goal each by Godfrey Shiveka and Peter Lwasa the 2019 runners up qualifies for the quarter-finals.
The Kenya Academy of Sports (KAS) sponsored team coached by former Ushuru coach Ken Kenyatta scored their consolation goal through Shem Odinga.

Kariobangi Sharks Patillah Omoto and Talanta’s Hussein Puzo were issued with marching orders after being red-carded.

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Gor Kiss Betway Cup Goodbye

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Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia were eliminated from the Betway Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup after failing to honour their round of 16 match against Posta Rangers at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Saturday, March 14th, 2020.
The Mailmen were set to play the 10-time cup champions at 15:30hrs but the 10 times champions failed to show up at the venue for the knockout match.
Gor Mahia had earlier written to FKF calling for the match to be postponed following a government directive against public gathering which included games.
As the Gor Mahia management wrote to have the match postponed its players were on a go-slow since Thursday, March 12th threatening not to turn up and play over non-payment of their dues.
 “Following the Government statement on coronavirus released, we disbanded out team, released the players and canceled our traveling arrangements to Nakuru,” said the Ceo of Gor Mahia, Ludovick Aduda.
The mailmen vice-chairman, Mr. Gichuki Njeru said they went for the game respecting the FKF’s directive as far as the precautionary measures on the coronavirus pandemic are concerned.
“We respected the federation’s decision that FKF matches take place and traveled to Nakuru for the match. If the walkover is officially given to us we expect to go to the next round,” said Gichuki.

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