It was a weekend of goals for Butali Warriors and USIU-A’s Spartans. The men’s premier league side nearly has the top position secured. With a 7-point margin against second-placed Wazalendo, the team only needs two more wins or a win and two draws for this season’s trophy. On the other hand, the win in the women’s premier league propelled the Spartans to the second position behind top aces, Telkom.
The match against Dime Sailors was off to a slow start for the Warriors, with the seeming underdogs of the day dominating most of the match. Moses Omamo and Felix Opola both missed early chances in the first quarter, relinquishing what could have been their chance at handing Butali their first loss this season. However, the game turned around a few minutes before half time when Warriors’ Amos Barkibir slotted in an easy deflection. The second goal by Kariuki Tristin secured the lead for the Warriors, with Sailors dwindling rapidly after that to accommodate two more shots into goal by Kuloba Derreck and Moses Ademba.
The Spartans secured an early lead against Strathmore Scorpions with Rachel Wangui’s tomahawk. Despite the latter’s coach’s attempts to restructure the team formation, they were unable to make a comeback in the course of the next two quarters. Their hope for a win was crushed by the fourth quarter when USIU-A scored their second goal, and with it the hope for second position in the league. Spartans have two more matches before league-end.
It was quite a weekend. We look forward to some mid-week entertainment from the Kenya Police against Sikh Union before the weekend encounters.