Visiting power men frustrate David Ouma's Sofapaka to force a barren draw in a closely fought Kenya premiership match played at Moi Kasarani on Saturday
Western Stima failed to glitter in Nairobi as they fought off to a barren draw with Sofapaka at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Saturday.
The power men had the better of scoring chances and Sofapaka will have goalkeeper Duncan Ochieng to thank for the hard earned point.
Stima lost couple of chances with Kemboi wasting a glorious fourth minute chance. Duncan Ochieng parried away his shot after he latched onto a weak shot from Nicholas Akoko. He failed to nail home the rebound with Ochieng once again parrying the ball to safety.
On the other end, Thomas Wanyama had his free-kick beautifully saved by David Juma after Obadiah Tarumbwa had been brought down by George Wesa.
Felly Mulumba then saw his header cleared off the line from Abdallah Juma’s corner as Sofapaka grew in attack.
Obadiah Tarumbwa failed to connect to another of Abdallah’s crosses with the home team growing all dangerous.
Stima’s defense was on point as they denied Sofapaka spaces to play behind them. Hudson Muhako was solid on the right side of defense with Stima sitting back and using counters to hit on their hosts.
In the second half, both teams sat back probably to secure the point with the difficult Kasarani pitch not giving the teams an easy time. Stima’s Mark Sirengo and midfielder Kelvin Oluoch were particularly outstanding for the away team as they comfortably took possession.
15 minutes to time, Stima had a goal disallowed when Oluoch headed in from Mark Sirengo’s cross. Stima used the last 15 minutes to up the attack and substitute Dennis Onyango twice had ferocious shots fly over the bar.
Stima next play Chemelil at home and they will be hoping for a better show and probably collect maximum points.