Kenya’s record 19 times soccer champions Gor Mahia won as AFC Leopards and 2009 winners Sofapaka lost as the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKF PL) entered match day nine on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
Kakamega Homeboyz 0 Gor Mahia 1
Former premier league champions Gor Mahia resuscitated their chances of reclaiming the title by edging out the FKF PL runners up Kakamega Homeboyz 0-1 away at Bukhungu, Stadium.
Lloyd Khavuchi the left-footed attacker who almost joined AFC Leopards during the mid-season transfer window, but Gor snatched him from their archrivals Ion the final day of the window in a last-minute move netted the solitary and winning goal in the 79th minute.
Wazito 2 AFC Leopards 1
Bottom placed Wazito FC fought from a goal down to pip AFC Leopards 2-1 in Muhoroni.
Tusker and Nzoia Sugar played an entertaining 0-0 draw in their FKF Premier League match day nine fixtures at Ruaraka Grounds.
The brewers, who finished the game with ten men after Teka was sent off in the 59th minute, remain on top of the league standings.
Meanwhile at Muhoroni Wazito edged AFC Leopards 2-1 to claim a precious win, their second win in a row.
Vincent Otieno opened the scoring for AFC Leopards with an own goal in the 21st minute for the hosts to trail Ingwe.
Collins Okoth equalized the scores for Wazito in the 36th minute before Collins Odhiambo sealed Leopards fate in the 50th minute for a spirited comeback.
Tusker 0 Nzoia Sugar 0
The FKF PL champions Tusker FC were held to a barren draw by Nzoia Sugar in the Ruaraka backyard in Nairobi.
Sofapaka 1 Nairobi City Stars
The 2005 Football Kenya Federation Cup champions beat Sofapaka 2-1 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi.
Sofapaka’s Congolese import Rody Manga signed from Renaissance Du Congo broke deadlock from the spot in the 20th minute before equalized by scoring in a similar fashion by the 2010 Kenyan Premier Young player of the year Ezekiel Odera converting from the spot six minutes later for a 1-1 stalemate at the breather.
Andrew Kisilu guaranteed Nairobi City Stars maximum points with a 78th minute strike to condmn Sofapaka to their third defeat of the season.
Talanta 3 Mathare United 2
The 2008 Kenyan Premier League champions Mathare United suffered their fourth defeat to remain winless after being thrashed by Talanta 3-2 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, Annex.
Brian Yakhama was on target three times for Talanta’s win as Donald Ange and Lennox Ogutu replied for Mathare.
Kenya Police 0 Ulinzi Stars 0
Five time premier league champions Ulinzi Stars were held to a goalless draw by Kenya Police at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi
Round Five Results
Saturday, January 14, 2023
- Wazito 2-1 AFC Leopards (Muhoroni Grounds, 3 pm)
- Talanta 3-2 Mathare United (Kasarani Annex, 3 pm)
- Tusker 0-0 Nzoia Sugar (Ruaraka Stadium, 3 pm)
- Kakamega Homeboyz 0-1 Gor Mahia (Bukhungu Stadium, 3 pm)
- Kenya Police 0-0 Ulinzi Stars (Kasarani Stadium, 3: 15 pm)
- Sofapaka 1-2 Nairobi City Stars (Kasarani Stadium, 1 pm)
Round Five Fixtures
Sunday, January 15, 2023
- Vihiga Bullets vs Bandari (Bukhungu Stadium, 12 noon)
- Bidco United vs Posta Rangers (Kasarani Annex, 3 pm)
- KCB vs Kariobangi Sharks (Kasarani Stadium, 3 pm)