Mashemeji Derby aborts as bottom Mathare United shock Sofapaka

Mashemeji Derby aborts as bottom Mathare United shock Sofapaka

Top local clubs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards on Saturday made good their threats and boycotted the second leg, Mashemeji Derby, at Thika Sub County stadium.

The two clubs now stare at sanctions from the Football Kenya Federation with President Nick Mwendwa expected to give the verdict in a press conference on Sunday.

Gor and AFC didn’t honour the match affirming their stand that the federation has to remit the FKF Betway Cup finals money. After winning the trophy Gor were entitled to Sh2 million award while AFC who emerged as runners up in the July 4 finals are owed Sh1 million.

FKF in a letter to the two clubs stated that the money was to be paid on or before August 5th.

As the expected low key Mashemeji Derby aborted two league matches went on as planned. Mathare United took a crucial step in the fight to stay in the top flight league with a hard-fought 2-1 win over 2009 champions Sofapaka.

Martin Ongori and Anthony Otieno struck in the closing stages to cancel out Sammy’s imbuye opener for the visitors in the 76th minute.

The Slum boys are still bottom of the log on 18 points, three points adrift of 16th placed Vihiga United.

In another match, Kakamega Homeyboyz Outclassed Kariobangi sharks to a 4-1win at the ASK grounds in Nakuru.

The result lifted Homeboyz two places up to fifth position on 43 points from 27 matches while Sharks stayed fourth on 44 points after suffering a second setback in six days following a 3-0 loss to KCB.

On form, Shami Kibwana bagged a hatrick while Brian Shihanda was also on the score sheet for the host. Attacker Peter Lwasa scored the lone goal for coach William Muluya side.