By Steve Ayoo (@Steifmaster88)
Red-hot Enock Agwanda was on the scoresheet (twice) again as he stepped up with the goals that helped Sony Sugar record a fifth straight league victory with a 2-0 win against Kariobangi Sharks at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds, Sunday (19)
The bully forward scored either side of half time to secure victory for Sony who are currently the in form team in the Kenyan Premier League.
He netted the opener from the spot in the 33rd minute and was again on target after the interval, scoring his second at the hour mark.
Sony went into the 11am kickoff at the back of an unprecedented (by their standards) 4 straight wins, which was in stark contrast to Sharks who went in with an unwanted record of four straight defeats.
At the end of 90 minutes, it was five wins in five for the visitors and five losses in five for the hosts who have been a complete shadow of the team that made such a sensational topflight debut last season.
In fact, had it not been for a couple of wins during the first half of the season, Sharks’ current form would have pulled them in the relegation dogfight.
Agwanda, the executioner here, was, just two months ago, struggling to earn topflight promotion with anti-football National Super League outfit Ushuru FC.
Hence, his signing was never going to be received with much excitement in Awendo. After all, here is a player who is more famous for launching thown-ins into opposition penalty boxes with devastating speed and unadulterated power, than scoring with his feet or head, the unstated but obvious modus operandi on his contract.
Fast forward to today and the former Gor Mahia man is proving his doubters (including himself, probably) totally wrong.
He has plundered in EIGHT goals, including four in the last five games!
All but one (1-1 against Zoo Kericho) of Agwanda’s goals have led victory for Sony who looked destined for the drop but are now settled in the top half of the table.
The result sees Patrick Odhiambo’s leapfrog Sharks in the standings to 8th with 36 points, two better than William Muluya’s side.
Next up for Agwanda and co is a home match against Tusker FC in Awendo. The Brewers were beaten 2-0 in the corresponding fixture last season.
Agwanda didn’t score, because he wasn’t there. This time, he’ll be there and we can almost guarantee, he’ll score.