Orange, Vikings on scoring spree, Gladiators roll back years

Orange, Vikings on scoring spree, Gladiators roll back years

Orange, Vikings on scoring spree, Gladiators roll back years

Telkom Orange taking on USIU

Jacinta Masila’s incredible 8 goal harvest on Saturday was the talking point as Vikings thrashed renowned whipping girls multimedia University 10-0 on Saturday. Jacinta Nthenya and Benazir Omotto scored the other two goals for Vikings to register the second highest score line in the new season with only two rounds of matches played.

Multimedia University joined new entrants Mount Kenya University as being the most generous with gifting goals. The ladies from MKU were given a thunderous 21-0 welcome to the league by Strathmore Scorpions two weeks ago.

That was a timely response by Vikings who only last week suffered half that score line at the hands of current league leaders Strathmore University who were not in action over the weekend.

Second placed and defending champions Telkom Orange produced a master class performance to humiliate United States International University 7-0 on Sunday to move to six points same as Scorpions though the latter have a superior  goal difference.

A double from Audrey Omaido and a goal each by captain Betsy Omalla, Margaret Rotich, Jacklin Jow and Terry Masibo sealed the deserved victory for the champions.

In the men premier league defending champions Nairobi Simba survived Greensharks’ scare in a six goal thriller draw. Inspiration forward Davis Wanagwe saved the Champions the blushes scoring at the death to hand his team the single point in their first match of the season.

The match had been postponed last week after it was rained down.

Fidelis Wafula opened the scoring for Sharks  with less than 10 minutes of play before George Mutira leveled with quarter an hour played. Andrew Young   and Leon Magomere  scored two quick goals in the second half to restore Sharks’ lead only for Wilson Otieno and Wanangwe to score late on to prevent what could have been the shock of the weekend.

The match was characterized by the physicality of Sharks and the softness  by the champions.

 2009 and 2011 champions Strathmore University ‘Gladiators’ rolled the years back as they moved to the summit of the league albeit on goal difference with a five star performance over Parkroad on Sunday. Gladiators playing in their first match of the season netted their goals through Emmanuel Simiyu’s brace and solos from Benson Ochieng’, Allan Iningu and Seth Oburu.

They lead the table on goal difference with Wazalendo in second having defeated Karate Axiom a week earlier, Former champions Kenya Police are in third.

United States International University Africa USIU-A known as ‘Makwapa’ also have  three points from a single match having blown Kenya College of Accountancy University’s  ‘Wazito’ with a solitary  Shabaz  Shah strike deep in the first half. With a point each are Simba and Sharks following their  fierce draw on Saturday.The defeat left Wazito rock bottom together with Axiom who have lost all their first two matches.

In the men national league, the National Youth Service’s thrashing continued going down 6-1 against Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. This was the second similar defeat by the former having registered another loss to Parklands last weekend.

Parklands, the team that topped the national league last season but declined promotion are leading the table standings with six points. Over the weekend they overcame a resilient Multimedia university with a solitary Franklin Kyondi goal, one that was scored only two minutes to the end.

The other match of the day saw Wazalendo Youth climb to second position after dimming Daystar University 6-2 in the match played on Sunday afternoon. The win took them to 4 points from two matches.

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