The house aspect took the lead early within the first half and held tightly onto it for the victory regardless of Batoto ba Mungu’s late willpower
Kakamega Homeboyz emerged 1-Zero winners over Sofapaka in a Soccer Kenya Federation Premier League encounter at Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday.
Stephen Opoku scored the purpose that separated the rivals and ensured the house aspect moved to eighth place after 16 Premier League matches.
Kakamega Homeboyz took a seventh-minute lead by way of Opoku to stun the guests who had been, nevertheless, wanting a stabilised aspect by the point they conceded.
Ken Odhiambo needed to make a change within the 24th minute when Nixon Omondi acquired injured and his place was taken up by Alex Imbusia. Nicholas Muyoti was additionally compelled to make a change on the half-hour mark when Kakamega Homeboyz’s Chris Masinza was injured. Selemani Hamisi was introduced on to cowl the place of his teammate who suffered what appeared as a minor minimize simply above the attention.
Within the 44th-minute, Sofapaka got here near getting an equaliser when Isaac Mitima rose to move a cross delivered by Titus Achesa however his effort flew out barely.
Muyoti withdrew Allan Wanga because the second half started and threw former Western Stima striker Villa Oramchan into motion. Different modifications had been made on the hour mark as Benjamin Oketch got here in for Brian Shikanda whereas the purpose scorer Opoku was changed by Stephen Wakhanya.
Kepha Aswani and David King’atua had been additionally launched for Bizimna Hamisi and Sebastine Sunday respectively because the second half picked pace.
Within the 70th minute, Lawrence Juma, who’s in good type, virtually grabbed an equaliser however Kakamega Hoemboyz’s goalkeeper Geoffrey Oputi did effectively to disclaim him with a fingertip save.
Kakamega Homeboyz’s custodian Oputi was injured within the 74th minute when he tried to clear a free-kick by Sofapaka however after a couple of minutes of remedy, he proceeded with the day’s duties.
One other Sofapaka probability went off course when Alex Imbusia acquired a cross from Achesa just for him to move large from a great place within the 78th minute. Imbusia was denied by Oputi within the 89th minute when he was the busier goalkeeper within the final minutes of the tie.
Regardless of relentless efforts by Batoto ba Mungu within the final 10 minutes, Kakamega Homeboyz stood their floor and finally picked the win at dwelling.
Kakamega Homeboyz XI: Geoffrey Oputi, Collins Odhiambo, Brian Shikanda, Sylvester Owino, Francis Oduor, Ali Bhai, Chris Masinza, Allan Wanga, Stephen Opoku, Moses Mudavadi,
Subs: Eliud Emase, Solomon Omanga, Benjamin Oketch, Mophat Kovelo, Mwinyi Shami, Villa Oramchan, Stephen Mukongolo.
Sofapaka XI: Kevin Omondi, Isaac Mitima, Nixon Omondi, Michael Kibwage, David Nshirimana, Sunday Ikekhai, Roy Okal, Lawrence Juma, Bizimana Amissi, Ambrose Sifuna, Titus Echesa.
Subs: Simon Masika, Stephen Okal, Sammy Imbuye, Kepha Aswani, Joseph Irungu, Alex Imbusia, Brian Magonya, David King’atua, Collins Wakhungu.