On the 12th of February 2024, the second day of match week 21 unfolded, featuring a schedule of six matches.
The encounter between Talanta and Sofapaka ended in a stalemate. Augustine Kuta provided an accurate delivery into the goal area, where Edwin Lutta skillfully guided the ball into the net, consequently propelling Talanta to an early lead in the 38th minute. The initial half concluded with the same scoreline intact, until Sofapaka’s determined effort saw them leveling the match in the 72nd minute of the second half. Ultimately, the game concluded in a draw, leaving both teams with a point apiece.
The Sharkmen launched their match with gusto (On a high note), initiating their scoring account as Wasambo expertly capitalized on an assist by Kibiwott in the 7th minute, setting a tone of early dominance. Nonetheless, the visiting Muhoroni side, led by Reagan, demonstrated resilience, equalizing in the 42nd minute just before halftime, disrupting the Sharkmen’s initial momentum. As the second half commenced, the intensity heightened, with both teams fiercely vying for control.
Amidst the heightened tension, it was K.Sharks who ultimately surged ahead, seizing the lead in the 82nd minute. Imbali’s well-timed header, facilitated by Ngunyi’s pinpoint cross, proved to be the decisive moment, securing the highly anticipated victory for the Sharkmen.
Ian Simiyu kick-started the scoring for Nzoia Sugar in the 12th minute at Thika Stadium during their encounter against Bidco United. However, the hosts swiftly responded to Simiyu’s goal with an equalizer, courtesy of a well-delivered free-kick by Douglas Mokaya. Undeterred, Nzoia Sugar regained their lead with a skillfully executed free-kick by Kakai, which found Titus who confidently found the back of the net in the 47th minute.
The match concluded with a 1-2 scoreline in favor of Nzoia Sugar, marking a significant triumph for the visiting team. Despite Bidco United’s spirited efforts, Nzoia Sugar’s strategic play and ability to capitalize on set-piece opportunities proved decisive in securing their victory at Thika Stadium.
Elsewhere, Tusker initiated the scoring at Rosh with Kapaito orchestrating a setup for Ojok, who adeptly found the net, subsequently asserting their dominance throughout the entirety of the game. Their advantage further expanded as Levin Joseph facilitated a setup for Ibrahim Joshua, who confidently struck the ball home. Entering the second half, Tusker added two more goals, with Ibrahim Joshua assisting Shaphan for the third goal, and Mwangi sealing the victory with a fourth goal in the dying embers of the game. Tusker carried the win home.
The Ingwe boys continued to exude their winning spirit in matchweek 21 as they secured another victory. The pivotal moment came when Mahiga’s precision delivery into the area from a corner kick found Omune, who capitalized on the opportunity and found the back of the net. Despite Murang’a relentless attempts to equalize, AFC Leopards’ defense remained resolute, denying all efforts and ensuring that they returned home with three valuable points.
This victory marked a significant milestone for AFC Leopards, as it constituted their first five consecutive wins of the season. The team’s impressive form and cohesive play underscored their determination and ability to consistently perform at a high level. The Ingwe boys’ triumph not only solidified their position in the league standings but also served as a testament to their relentless pursuit of excellence on the field.
To conclude the matchweek, the encounter between KCB and KK Homeboyz commenced at a slow pace, with both teams exiting the first half goalless. However, the second half unfolded with remarkable events. Hillary Otieno opened the scoring for Homeboyz just two minutes into the half, but KCB swiftly responded in the 52nd minute when Derrick Otanga converted from the spot to level the score. Omengo then propelled Homeboyz into the lead with a magnificent curler from a free kick, resulting in a 2-1 scoreline in favor of Homeboyz.