KPL Tit Bits: First win for new AFC Leopards coach Rodolfo Zapata

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Rodolfo Zapata.
Nakumatt moved from the tail end of the table after a convincing win against Tusker while Ingwe won their first match in eight attempts

It was another weekend of drama in the Kenyan Premier League that came with 17 goals from nine games staged across the country.

​Goal takes a look at the key talking points during the round that saw league leaders Gor Mahia survive by the skin of a tooth in the hands of Sofapaka and Tusker handed a second defeat in a row by Nakumatt.

  1. Goal Kenya.

    #1 Gor Mahia survive Sofapaka scare

    The league defending champions needed a late Innocent Wafula equalizer to escape from the sharp claws of Sofapaka and maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Wafula struck in the 87th minute to help rescue a point from Sofapaka, who had come from two goals down to pin Gor Mahia at Machakos Stadium. The result left the league leaders with a bad defensive record after K’Ogalo conceded 11 goals in the last five games.

  2. Goal Kenya.

    #2 Robert Matano feeling the heat

    A tipsy Tusker were handed their second consecutive defeat since coach Robert Matano took over the Ruaraka job from Sam Timbe. Matano, who had recorded three consecutive victories after returning in April, watched helplessly has his side succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Nakumatt. The defeat left Tusker, a side that is still struggling to get to its feet, 13th on the log and 12 points adrift of leaders Gor Mahia.

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    #3 Rodolfo Zapata picks maiden win

    Newly appointed AFC Leopards coach Rodolfo Zapata guided Ingwe to a first win in eight games with a 2-0 victory over Thika United. The Argentine took over from Dennis Kitambi but had to wait for his fifth game in charge to pick a maiden victory on Kenyan soil. Ingwe, who were reduced to 10 men after Ezekiel Odera was given his marching orders, last picked a league victory against Kakamega Homeboyz on March 18.

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    #4 Nakumatt drops the tail

    Nakumatt FC finally moved a place up in the table following their victory against former champions Tusker. The shoppers convincingly beat Tusker 2-1 to jump a place from the bottom as they remained unbeaten in last three matches. The three points ensured that Sony Sugar, who dropped points for the 12th time, sink to bottom having accumulated only 11 points.