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  • February 23, 2014
  • • 14:00
  • • Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos

Sofapaka 0-1 Sony Sugar: Batoto ba Mungu stunned in Machakos

Sofapaka 0-1 Sony Sugar: Batoto ba Mungu stunned in Machakos

Timothy Olubulu.

The sugar millers registered their second straight win in the league after Edwin Oduor scored the lone goal to end Sofapaka's unbeaten record

Sony Sugar upset former champions Sofapaka 1-0 at Machakos Stadium on Sunday as the team picked their second win in the Kenyan Premier League.

Edwin Oduor scored the only goal of the match in the 34th minute handing Sofapaka their first defeat of the season. Batoto ba Mungu dominated huge chunks of the first half but were almost always caught on counter-attack. However, the second half of this match was the most busy.

Eager to get back into the match, Sofapaka came back strongly in the second half. Their relentless push for an equalizer earned them a corner inside the first minute. Poor clearance by the Sony defenders resulted in a second consecutive corner kick.

Sony goalkeeper Lucas Indeche was a busy man and he was forced to come out and deny Anthony Ndolo from point blank range in the 50th minute. Indeche put out the effort as Sofapaka got their third corner even before the second half was ten minutes old.

An under pressure Sony side found their first break in the 56th  minute and were unlucky not to get a second goal. Evans Wandera out ran his markers but was fouled by Johnson Bogole who was cautioned for the offense.

Victor Omondi wasted the effort from a free-kick which he shot too high. Sofapaka coach Sam Timbe then rested Antony Kimani for Elly Asieche and it worked almost instantly as the new man supplied the front men well.

Sony on the other hand rested Bosco Ssemugenyi for Naftali Okombo but Sofapaka continued with their dominance and had another corner at the hour mark. In the 65th minute, Clifftone Miheso's attempt to score was stopped by Indeche and five minutes later Enock Agwanda did not succeed either from point blank range.

Sony were content to stay back and break occasionally and when they did were always dangerous. One such occasion was in the 85th minute when Edwin Owuor nearly beat Duncun Ochieng in goal for his second of the match but it was not to be but the sugar millers still picked their second maximum points of the season.