Sofapaka regret blowing several chances as they go down to Brewers

Saturday, February 26th, 2022 02:40 | By
Sofapaka’s Timonah Wanyonyi (right) vies for the ball against Tusker defender Hillary Wanyama during their league match at Machakos Stadium on Saturday. Photo/PD/COURTESY

Tusker FC moved to the second with a 2-0 win over Sofapaka in a Kenyan Premier League match staged at the Kasarani Annex on Friday.

Following a slow start to the game, Tusker made the first attempt through Shami Mwinyi. He was put through by Ibrahim Joshua, but could not beat Kevin Omondi as the Sofapaka keeper came out to claim the attempt. 

The Brewers went close to opening the scoring as Macharia delivered a featured cross that was met by Ibrah but his effort came off the post. 

Sofapaka responded well with Joe Waithira testing Matasi who made a clean save and Tusker produced a brilliant counter-attack that resulted in nothing.  

Ken Odhiambo’s men started the second half well with Lawrence Juma attempting a shot from the edge of the box but Matasionce again denied the captain with a fingertip. 

The deadlock was finally broken, and it was Ibrahim with the goal after Shambi delivered a cross in the danger zone and the forward sneaked in to grab his sixth goal of the season. 

Tusker went close to doubling their lead but woodwork stood in their way. The goalscorer Inrah made a good run on the left, delivered a searching cross to Shami and his acrobatic kick came off the post. 

The Brewers scored in the stoppage time to claim all the points. Zakayo and Kepha played a one-two before Sofapaka handled the ball just outside the box. 

Zakayo stepped up to take it and made no mistake, curling one brilliant freekick to the back of the net and surely, Sofapaka are beaten. 

Tusker are now second on the log with 33 points, four behind leaders Kakamega Homeboyz. 

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