By Kevin Otieno
Kariobangi Sharks ended a poor run of five successive defeats as a solitary second half strike from Sydney Simale handed them a 1-0 win at Sofapaka.
William Muluya’s side last won a league match on July 14 and travelled to the Narok Stadium with a heavy 4-0 defeat to Nakumatt burdening their shoulders.
Their hosts, Sofapaka, had also suffered a huge 3-0 loss against Gor Mahia just there days earlier.
Simale, who replaced George Abege, netted the game’s only goal in the 70th minute, the first time in four meetings that a goal has been scored in a league meeting between the duo.
The result dents Sofapaka’s hopes of finishing second behind champions Gor Mahia while Sharks consolidate their status at the top half of the log.
Meanwhile at the Chemelil Sports Complex, visitors Ulinzi Stars built on a fine but losing loss to Posta Rangers last Saturday by beating hosts Chemelil 2-0.
Elvis Nandwa put the Soldiers ahead after 21 minutes and Enosh Ochieng made sure of the full marks with the second six minutes to the final whistle.
Victory puts the Soldiers 5th with 41 points, four behind Sofapaka and with a game in hand. Chemelil still occupy the final relegation play-off spot.
Homeboyz shove Wazito
At the Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega Homeboyz won by the odd goal in five against Wazito FC.
Piscas Mihando gave Wazito the lead at the 30th minute but the hosts replied via Allan Wanga three minutes to the break for a one-all half time result.
Masakidi Mata handed Homeboyz the lead five minutes after the restart only to see Samson Ndegwa draw Wazito level 9 minutes later.
Frank Ouna’s fighters would find no reply however to Moses Mudavadi effort two minutes agyeafter the hour as Homeboyz picked their maiden win in 7 attempts that puts them 10th while Wazito remain second from bottom.