The dawn of the new year burst into action with a thrilling kickoff. Musa Mohammed’s first goal of the matchweek put the hosts ahead just five minutes in. Kenya Police went on to showcase their dominance against KK Homeboyz when Muguna netted another goal for the squad on his birthday. Five minutes later, a spectacular shot from Abud Omar found its mark with precision, connecting seamlessly with Tito Okello, who, in turn, sealed the 3-0 scoreline for his teammates.
At Ruaraka Grounds, Mohammed Bajaber illuminated the field by scoring for City Stars in the 38th minute, courtesy of a low cross from Kapeni. Soon after, Robinson Asenwa converted, confidently slotting the ball home from close range, strengthening City Stars’ dominance. Adding to the spectacle, Kapen netted the final goal, making him the man of the match as he created the first goal, assisted the second, and scored the final goal. This marked a historic triumph for Simba wa Nairobi, representing their first achievement of securing victory in six consecutive matches in the club’s history. This remarkable accomplishment surpassed the prior records set by Posta Rangers and KK Homeboyz, both of whom had managed five consecutive wins earlier in this campaign.
Initiating the match in an impactful manner, the front-runners of the league secured an early lead with a goal from Kennedy Onyango in the 39th minute.The match which was broadcasted live concluded, though with a succinct outcome, settling in favor of a 1-0 scoreline.
Back at their home turf, the dockers tactically set the tone for the game, ensuring a noteworthy impact by securing the opening goal. Umar Kasumba executed a precise header, propelling the ball into the net and affording Bandari the early advantage. The visitors persisted in the second half but were unable to equalize hence a 1-0 scoreline.
Heading over to Raila Odinga Stadium, neither side could breach the deadlock during the initial half, and this status quo persisted for the majority of the second half. Nevertheless, it was Muhoroni Youth who managed to secure a goal, accomplishing this feat in the 63rd minute through Adebowale Samuel.
Matchweek 17, day two is set to commence on Sunday, January 7, 2024. The schedule includes Kariobangi Sharks facing Murang’a Seal in a live match at Police Sacco at 13:00, followed by Sofapaka versus Bidco United at Machakos Stadium, AFC Leopards against Ulinzi Stars at Nyayo Stadium, and a live broadcasted match between KCB FC and Tusker at Police Sacco Stadium, all scheduled for 15:00.