Sofapaka, Nzoia scramble to draw at Sudi
Sofapaka fought to register a 2-2 draw against Nzoia Sugar at Sudi Stadium in a Kenyan Premier League match on August 17th, 2018.
Mike Oduor put Sofapaka ahead in the 15th minute from a corner delivery that the visiting side won as they pushed their hosts deep into their area. The lead did not last long as Nzoia got an equalizer four minutes later when Collins Wakhungu pulled a much-needed shot that re-energized them. Wakhungu collected the ball just outside the six-yard box and unleashed a powerful drive that Mathias Kigonya could not stop.
Patrick Kwitonda headed Nzoia ahead in the 22nd minute. Sofapaka now found it hard to deal with a surging Nzoia and the second goal was a sweet comeback from the Millers who had to deal with Batoto ba Mungu's early attacks.
Brian Magonya and Pistone Mutamba were introduced by John Barasa in an attempt to get the second goal and put things at par. Michael Oduor and Elly Asieche vacated their positions for the new entrants.
Waruru scored the fourth goal of the match and second to the visitors in the 66th minute. Nzoia were punished for backpedalling and allowing Sofapaka attack from wide areas and dominance of midfield.
Nzoia remains winless in their last nine fixtures across all competitions with six of those being defeats. They won the first leg clash 1-0 courtesy of a Patrick Otieno strike.
Nzoia Sugar starting XI: Mustapha Oduor (GK), Edwin Wafula, Festus Okiring, Brian Otieno, Tom Teka, Peter Gin, Hansel Ochieng, Luke Namanda, Patrick Kwintonda ( Brian Yakhama), George Mutimba, Collins Wakhungu (David Odhiambo).
Subs: Benson Mangala, Elvis Ronack, Kevin Juma, Dennis Namanda, Benjamin Muchuma,
Sofapaka XI: Mathias Kigonya, Rodgers Aloro, Mohamed Yusuf, Willis Ouma, Moussa Omar, Mohamed Kilume, Elly Asieche (Brian Magonya), Mico Justin, Stephen Waruru, Michael Oduor (Pistone Mutamba, Kepha Aswani.
Subs: Wycliffe Kasaya, Edmond Kwanya, George Maelo, Teddy Osok, Ezekiel Okare.