The first round of the 2016 GOtv Shield tournament continued Saturday 25 June with nine matches on the cards after the two on the opening day, Friday 24 June and so far there has been no major shocks in the domestic cup competition with all Kenyan Premier League (KPL) sides sailing through.
AFC Leopards booked their ticket on Friday after surviving a scare against Mumbi Nationale at the Nyayo national Stadium winning 4 – 3 on post match penalties after a 1 – 1 draw while KCB made easy work of Taqwa United to sail through with a 3 – 0 win.
Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia had a smooth sailing to the second round with a 3 – 0 win over Mombasa Mahakama at Kasarani while Wazito FC registered a 5 – 0 win over Taveta Sisal earlier at the same venue.
In Kisumu, Western Stima registered the biggest win so far in the first round, beating minnows SS Assad 7 – 0 with Francis Ocholla bagging a hat trick and Kennedy Otieno helping himself to a brace as Fred Shimonyo and Kenneth Muguna got a goal apiece.
At the Ruaraka Stadium, Tusker FC sailed through with a 3 – 1 win over the visiting Machakos United. Luis Tera Misiko grabbed a brace in the game with goals on the 15th and 81st minutes sandwiching Mike Khamati’s 44th minute strike. Kelvin Omanyo netted an 89th minute goal but that was just a consolation.
In the earlier game at the same venue, National Super League (NSL) side MOSCA FC labored to beat Egan FC from Kibera 5 – 4 on post match penalties after a 1 – 1 draw.
At the Thika Sub County Stadium, Butterfly FC booked themselves a place in the next round with a 2 – 0 win over Administration Police while in the late kickoff at the same venue, Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Thika United overcame Vapor FC 3 – 0.
Timothy Luda scored the opener for Thika United before skipper Dennis Odhiambo doubled matters and an own goal from Eric Masinde sealed it.
Another KPL side, Kakamega Homeboyz strolled through to the second round with a comfortable 4 – 0 win over Langata Gremio at the Mumias Sports Complex. Andrew Murunga scored a brace, on the 17th and 58th minutes then new signing Hedmond Mauda got on the scoresheet on 24 minutes before David Okoth wrapped it up with an 81st minute goal.
In Chemelil, Agrochemicals FC brushed Baba Dogo United aside, with a 2 – 0 win courtesy of goals from Notikelly Masasi on the 10th and 64th minutes.
The action continues on Sunday with 13 matches lined up.