Former Kenyan champions Mathare United were on Saturday held to a barren draw by visiting Kakamega Homeboyz at Safaricom Kasarani Stadium.
Posta Rangers beat Sofapaka 1-0 at the same venue, while 10-time champions Tusker edged out Muhoroni Youth 2-1 away in Muhoroni.
In the lunch-time kick off at Kasarani, bullish Kakamega Homeboyz fought hard and managed to force a 0-0 draw with high-flying Mathare United.
This was Homeboyz’s first successful attempt at collecting points after losing against Bandari and Chemelil Sugar in their last games.
Contrary to expectation, Homeboyz frustrated their opponents, with ex-AFC Leopards’s Martin Imbalambala, Sunday Mutuku and Moses Mudavadi outstanding.
Mathare appeared a little rusty and exposed at the back, although they created a number of chances through Eric Johanna and Obadiah Ndege.
Homeboyz coach Mike Mururi was contented with the single point. He said his boys had shown character throughout the match.
““We could have killed the game but we wasted two free headers in the first half. But I am happy because a point will go a long way in motivating the boys,” he said.
In the second game played at the same venue, Sofapaka succumbed to their third successive loss of the season to league returnees Posta Rangers.
Former Gor Mahia midfielder Moses Otieno scored the opening goal a few seconds after the restart connecting with a Georson Likonoh cross.
At Moi Stadium, Western Stima failed to make use of home advantage as they were held to one-all draw by Thika United.
Skipper Fredrick Shimoyo gave Stima the lead with just seven minutes into play, tapping in a rebound off Thika United goalkeeper Hamza Muwonge who had otherwise done well to deal with a dangerous cross.
Stima’s lead was cut seven minutes later courtesy of Dennis Odhiambo’s spot kick after Vitalis Okumu had fouled Brian Borach inside the box.
Story Credit: Daily nation