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FKF Cup: Homeboyz dispatch Tusker, KCB, Sofapaka advance

Saturday, March 30th, 2024 19:38 | By
Kenya Police celebrate a goal against Mombasa Stars.
Kenya Police celebrate a goal against Mombasa Stars. PHOTO/Kenya Police/Facebook

Kakamega Homeboyz made a step towards defending their Football Kenya Federation Cup by defeating Tusker 1-0 on Saturday, March 30, 2024.

Oliver Majak scored for Homeboyz the vital goal that ended Tusker's journey in the domestic competition at Jomo Kenyatta Stadium in Kisumu.

Davis Odoyo had a chance to take Tusker ahead but failed to capitalise on his chance that came in the 10th minute. Odoyo would have placed the ball far beyond Homeboyz's goalkeeper James Ssetuba, but the Ugandan made a reflex save to deny the visitors a leading goal.

After missing to score from their chance, Tusker were punished when Majak's header put the defending champions ahead. Majak connected to a cross delivered by John Omondi in the 12th minute and fired into the net.

Mike Kibwage and John Njuguna had chances to score to equalise and even take Tusker ahead but none found the back of the net.

Eric Omondi found the back of the net for Tusker in the 86th minute but the goal was controversially disallowed for offside.

Tusker in a training session before a match against Kakamega Homeboyz. PHOTO/Tusker/Facebook
Tusker in a training session before a match against Kakamega Homeboyz. PHOTO/Tusker/Facebook

Elsewhere, Kenya Police secured their passage to the next round after beating Mombasa Stars 3-1 at South C Pavillion.

Alvin Mangeni scored a brace and Tito Okello scored the other goal as Mombasa Stars denied the home side a clean sheet through a goal scored by Alvin Ngoto.

Sofapaka, KCB win

Meanwhile, Sofapaka managed a 5-4 win over Bungoma Stars in a game held in Kisumu too.

The match winner was decided from the spot after the game ended in a 2-2 draw within regulation time.

Batoto ba Mungu fought back from a 2-0 deficit to force a draw and go on to win in the post-match shootout.

Meshack Karani gave Bungoma Stars the lead through a penalty after Victor Augo brought him down in the ninth minute before the lead was doubled by Wycliffe Wanyonyi.

Humphrey Mieno scored Sofapaka's first goal with a long-range shot in the 65th minute. Paul Odhiambo restored parity in the 72nd minute and none of the sides could manage a winning goal in the remaining minutes.

In the penalty shootouts, Mieno, Roy Okal, Jacob Onyango, Keegan Ndemi, and Barron Ochieng converted their penalties for Sofapaka.

On the Bungoma Stars' side, Derrick Tekkwo, Mophat Luiva, Reagan Okoth, and Reagan Osigo with Karani seeing his shot saved by Levis Ojuok.

Finally, KCB progressed after a 3-1 win over Bidco United. The Bankers scored first through Derrick Otanga in the ninth minute before the lead was extended by Philemon Nyakwaka 10 minutes later.

The third goal was scored by Hannif Wesonga while Bidco United pulled one back through Jacob Onyango.

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