The power men, who are basking from handing another title chasing side AFC Leopards' a 2-1 defeat last weekend, deserved the win as they dominated
Title chasing Sofapaka FC were on Friday handed a rude awakening by visiting Western Stima who electrocuted them 2-1 in a league match played at the Nairobi City stadium.
The power men, who are basking from handing another title chasing side AFC Leopards 2-1 last weekend, deserved the win as they dominated both halves of the match.
Daniel Onyango scored one of the league’s fastest goals in the third minute to destabilize Sofapaka’s rearguard.
The early goal prompted a quick reaction from the Bato Ba Mungu who fought hard and leveled the score through a Humphrey Mieno strike in the 28th minute. However, this goal could not dampen the spirits of a determined Stima side who were dangerous on the flanks.
Their efforts paid off after the break when danger man Alloyce Mangi beat the opposition custodian Duncan Ochieng to deposit the ball in the net in the 58th minute.
The defeat was a bitter pill to swallow for Englishman Stewart Hall who just took charge of the side recently.
Hall suffered his first defeat last weekend in Afraha Stadium in the hands of Ulinzi Stars and the soft spoken Stima coach Henry Omino just compounded his misery.
Due to the win, Stima’s points tally increased to 36 while still retaining their seventh slot. They are now four points shy of sixth placed Ulinzi Stars on 40 points.
Sofapaka retains their fifth slot on 40 points same as the soldiers. A win for the Batoto Ba mungu would have increased their point tally to 43 thus dislodging Thika United from the fourth spot.
Sofapaka have now gone six matches without registering a win. They have fought to draws against Gor Mahia, Nairobi City Stars, Tusker and Chemelil before losing to Ulinzi Stars.