Goals from Clifton Miheso, Enock Agwanda’s penalty and Humphrey Mieno were enough to hand Batoto ba Mungu valuable points against tax men
Goals from Clifton Miheso, Enock Agwanda’s penalty and Humphrey Mieno were enough to hand Sofapaka valuable three points and a 3-0 win over a resilient KRA at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.
Sofapaka got an early lead in the 3rd minute through Miheso before Agwanda’s penalty and Mieno’s shot sealed the points midway through the second half. Sofapaka attacked from the word go and it was Miheso, who would notch in his third goal of the season yard off the goal line.
The KRA defense will take the guilt for ball watching as an unmarked Miheso made his chance count. Eugene Asike brought in a low cross from the right with Agwanda chesting it down before laying it low for Miheso to tap in.
Sofapaka were stronger in possession with their no nonsense defense shielding Barnabas Tiema well. The tax men however, wasted many chances on the other end especially Rosevelt Blaty and former Tusker FC striker Joseph Emeka, who was making his first appearance of the season.
In the 17th minute, Ken Kenyatta’s side had a decent chance from a deep cross that Joseph Mulume tapped back into play. However, Moses Omusula shot over from close range. KRA continued to camp in the Sofapaka half but their poor coordination in the final third was their biggest undoing.
Another chance would fall on their feet five minutes to the breather, Joseph Emeka failing to timely reach a Blaty pass after a swift counter attack. Mulume again missed a glorious chance as the half ticked away, missing to tap in from a cross.
In the second period, Batoto ba Mungu started with the same pace they had at the beginning of the match and Danson Kago had a super shot going just inches over after KRA failed to defend away a corner. Elly Asieche then came in for the youngster to spur the attack.
On the opposite end, the men from Times Tower were not relenting in their quest to net the equalizer and perhaps hunt for the win. Rosevelt Blaty had his first effort on target on 55 minutes but his shot was saved by Tiema.
The final blow would come their way on 66 minutes, a defensive blunder costing them a penalty. Douglas Okumu lost the ball cheaply on the right with the predator John Baraza picking it up before racing into the box where he was axed. Enock Agwanda took responsibility and struck sweetly on the top right with Philip Odhiambo going the opposite side.
In the latter stages of the game, it would be Tiema, who would hold up his side making decent saves from Barrack Odhiambo and Douglas Okumu’s header. Joseph Emeka however, missed the best chance alone in the six yard box turning the ball straight to Tiema.
Humphrey Mieno then closed up the case in the 89th minute, tapping in from inside the box after Agwanda had fed him from a decent counter attack.