The tenth week of action in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) had a sour touch as hooliganism reared its ugly head again with the game pitting AFC Leopards against Ulinzi Stars forced to end prematurely as AFC Leopards fans protested a penalty awarded to Ulinzi Stars.
It all started with the teams balanced at 1 – 1, both goals having come from penalties, Kepha Aswani scoring for Ingwe as John Makwatta scored for Ulinzi Stars. However, fans would not allow Makwatta take his spot kick after Cresten Mwanzo’s handball in the box on the 81st minute.
The violent scenes that ensued saw the game stopped and a decision from the KPL is now awaited.
In the other matches, Sofapaka snapped an eight game losing streak with a 1 – 0 win over Nairobi City Stars at the Nyayo National Stadium. Barnabas Tiema scored the only goal as Sofapaka registered their second win of the season.
Sofapaka’s Rwandese keeper Evariste Mutuyimana was a hero too in the match as he saved Jimmy Bageya’s 86th minute penalty to keep Sofapaka’s lead.
In the earlier match at the Nyayo National Stadium, Gor Mahia returned to winning ways with a 1 – 0 win over Sony Sugar. Rwandan striker Jacques Tuyisenge was the man of the moment as he scored an 86th minute goal to lift his side.
In Awassi, Chemelil Sugar managed their first home win of the season, beating the visiting Ushuru FC 1 – 0 while Kakamega Homeboyz made it three wins in a row with a 2 – 1 victory over Thika United.
Elsewhere, in Kisumu, Bandari’s woes continued with a 0 – 2 loss at the hands of Western Stima who scored with goals from Baron Oketch and Fred Nyarombo.