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The Ugandan forward came on as a second half subsitute to strike a double and help the sugar millers move out of relegation zone for the second time this season

Kenya Player of the Week
David Nyanzi
 
AGE 25
POSITION Forward
TEAM Sony Sugar
WEEK IN NUMBERS
APPS (GOALS SCORED) 2(11)
TIME ON PITCH 38
PREVIOUS WINS 0
Sony Sugar
2-1 Western Stima

It is hard to imagine where Sony Sugar would be if they had lost Sunday's match against Stima at home. Yet for huge chunks of the match it appeared that is how it would end up until David Nyanzi was introduced in the 52nd minute. The Ugandan forward took just seven minutes to have his impact felt in the match when he pulled one back for Sony. A late goal on the stroke of full time again by the Ugandan, ensured Sony not just won the match but also moved out of relegation zone for only the second time this season. Nyanzi's performance made coach Sammy Omollo make a promise to start him more regularly in future matches and will certainly be one of the key players to help Sony avoid relegation.

Congratulations to David Nyanzi Goal.com's 5th Kenya Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention

Joe Obwoge - Chemelil Sugar

Going into Saturday's match against league champions Tusker, Chemelil were not expected to offer much resistance especially after the team had played an energy sapping KPL Top 8 match against Thika United just three days earlier. However, the sugar millers appeared stronger and took the game to their opponents. The opening goal by Joel Obwoge in the 25th minute was a gem and came after some good play by the scorer. Obwoge is one of the players, who have inspired Chemelil's good run in the league with some crucial goals and Saturday's opener against Tusker is by no means the last from him.


Duncan Ochieng-Sofapaka

The former KPL champions scrapped through a win over Muhoroni Youth on Saturday and have goalkeeper Duncan Ochieng’ to thank for ensuring they picked maximum points courtesy of a 2-1 win at Nyayo Stadium. Ochieng’, who has been instrumental in helping the club pull off an almost similar good start to the season compared to 2009 when they won the league, made save after save against Muhoroni Youth. Though his defense appeared to have been down in every sense of the word, Ochieng’ stood out and always came out at the right time to stop every danger by the determined Muhoroni Youth side.

Jacob Keli- KCB

Once again Keli scored when it mattered and his late goal against Kakamega Homeboyz on Sunday ensured his side picked a crucial point away. The goal was the eighth of the season for Keli and it maintains his status as the top scorer in the league for the second week running. The former Mathare United striker has played in all the matches the bankers have been involved in scoring in most of them. His form should be an encouragement to coach Abdalla Juma, who has expressed desire to finish among the top teams this season.

 


 

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