KPL Round 19 Team of the Week: Makwatta stars

Kenyan Premier League Week 19 action presented thrilling clashes with shocking results in some games. Gor Mahia’s finally returned to winning ways Mathare suffered a shocking defeat to Thika United while Bandari finally registered a win. looks at top performers in different matches played over the weekend.

Goal keeper

Mathias Kigonya - The Sofapaka man was the reason his side picked a point against Tusker FC in Machakos. He stood tall between the posts to denying Michael Khamati, Robert Omunuk, Allan Wanga and Noah Wafula. on several occasions, he had a few shaky moments but did well to keep his side in the game. He was on several occasions called into action when his back-line exposed him.


Duncan Otewa (Right-back) - The Dockers utility man did well against visiting Muhoroni Youth. He was solid at the back and was a threat going forward. He was one of Bandari’s top performers helping his side register their first second leg win.

Charles Momanyi-Kakamega Homeboyz (central defender) - The lanky defender is proving to be a Cog in Homeboyz’ defense. He was at his best once again against Chemelil helping his side pick three points away in Chemelil, he led his side from the back and scored the all-important goal for his side in the 1-0 win over the millers.

Collins Okumu. The youngster is arguably one of the best young central defenders in the country. His no-nonsense style of play makes it difficult for strikers to go past himHe kept Derrick Onyango and Obadiah Ndege at bay as Thika stunned title favorites, Mathare United to bag maximum points at Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday.

Shafique Batambuze-Tusker (Left-back)-The Ugandan was solid against his former side, Sofapaka. He was solid at the back and a threat when Brewers were on attack. He delivered some good crosses to the box but Tusker attackers failed to convert the chances.


Churchill Muloma- The Ulinzi Stars utility man starred in midfield against Ushuru. His good work rate was key after his side was rduce to ten men just before the break. His partnership with Eric Apul at the middle of the park was solid helping his side break down the tax-men’s attack on several oaccasions.

Eugene Mukangula- The youngster has developed a habit of scoring against big guns. Scored against Gorr Mahia, AFC Leopards and capped his excellent performance against Mathare United with a wonder strike as Thika dented the Slum Boy’s chances on winning the league.

 David King’atua- The left-footed midfielder was a star performer against Muhoroni Youth. He scored the opener and set Shaban Kenga for the winning goal in the controversy-marred clash.

Shaban Kenga- Kenga did well against Muhororoni Youth; he caused them endless on the right wing and capped his fine performance with the winning goal. He was particularly instrumental when Bandari were reduced to ten helping out in defending.


Allan Kateregga- The AFC Leopards scored the all important goal for his side as Ingwe registred a narrow win over SoNy Sugar. He caused SoNy’s back-line endless problems and helped out in defense when the millers were on attack.

John Makwatta- The former Nairobi City Stars man took his tally for the season to 11 goals with a hat-trick against Ushuru helping the military outfit register its first second leg win. He could have scored more as he was twice denied by the cross bar.

 Full squad

Starting XI:  Mathias Kigonyu, Duncan Otewa, Collins Okumu, Charles Momanyi, Shafique Batambuze, Churchill Muloma, Eugene Mukangula, David King’atua, Shaban Kenga, Allan Kateregga, John Makwatta

Subs: Ronny Kagunzi, Karim Nizigiyimana, John Amboko, Joshua Mawira, Oliver Ruto, Collins Okoth, Samwel Onyango, John Ndirangu, Moses Odhiambo, Kennedy Otieno, Onwodi Chibueze

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