Late Kasumba Strike Sends Sofapaka Top

BY STEVE AYOO

Umaru Kasumba scored the equalizing goal at the death to earn Sofapaka a 1-1 draw against Kariobangi Sharks, a result that proved good enough to put Batoto ba Mungu top of the Kenyan Premier League for at least 24 hours.

The Ugandan nodded home his 11th goal of the season in stoppage time to cancel countymate George Abege’s effort for Sharks which came at the half hour mark.

John Baraza’s side created numerous chances to kill off the match but they were not clinical even though credit must also go to Sharks keeper John Oyemba who had a good day in office, pulling off some fine saves when his defence got breached.

The latest draw was the fourth time the duo have had to share a point in their last six league encounters since Sharks got promoted to the topflight.

Sofapaka moved level on 45 points with Bandari who have a worse goal difference. The two are a point above defending champions Gor Mahia who have four games in hand, starting with Friday’s (April 19) clash away to Kakamega Homeboyz.

Sharks, winless since beating Nzoia United 1-0 some 7 matches ago, have dropped down to 9th with 32 points.

In other matches played Thursday, Tusker FC were held to a barren draw by Sony Sugar.

Kenyan internationaL Paul Were made his much anticipated debut for AFC Leopards and was key in their 3-1 defeat of Posta Rangers.

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