After a lull in the first leg of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) that led to the sacking of head coach Zedekiah Zico Otieno, Sony Sugar FC’s recent rise has seen the Awendo based side secure survival in the top flight.
The team, playing away to Thika United on Sunday 4 October secured a 2 – 0 win that saw it rise to ninth place on the log with 34 points and is guaranteed safety.
Collins Okumu netted an own goal on the 27th minute to put the visitors ahead before the Ugandan combination of Andrew Sekayombya and Robert Omunuk pulled one of their lethal moves to see the former netted the second goal for the Millers.
In the second game of the day, KCB FC moved closer to survival with a 3 – 0 win over visitors Ushuru FC at the Nairobi City Stadium.
Elli Asieche opened the scoring with a goal on the 16th second of the game and was brought down in the box by David Otieno to win his team a penalty that was successfully dispatched by Mungai Kiongera on the 16th minute.
John Odhiambo put the icing on the cake with the third goal after some nice interchange between Crispinus Onyango and Andrew Kulecho who released him for a low shot to the far post.
The Bankers’ win was however marred with the red card shown to defender Bethwell Warambo who pulled down Moses Arita as he bore down on goal.