The inform Sofapaka striker Brian Nyakan put Mathare United by scoring the only goal of the duel on Wednesday afternoon at Kasarani Stadium, halting the Slum Boys unbeaten run in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) this season.
Nyakan’s 40th minute strike condemned Mathare to a first loss in ten outings, winning four and sharing spoils in five of the last nine outings.
The Slum Boys who slip to sixth on 17 points were however architects of their own capitulation, missing mouth-watering chances in what is arguably the match of the season so far.
Head coach Salim Ali who took over from Francis Kimanzi at the start of the season, was far from impressed with his side’s wastefulness, James Kinyanjui’s fourth minute sitter miss the worst of them all.
Sofapaka head coach John Baraza who marked his second win in as many games after taking over from sacked coach Divaldo Alves, attributed the result to a well executed game plan.
“We are relieved to pick maximum points against strong opponents. Things have started changing for the better of us and we hope to maintain this momentum going forward,” said the former Harambee Stars striker.
Despite the win Batoto Ba Mungu remain ninth after a return of 14 points from 10 matches, four points shy off leaders Gor Mahia who have played three games less.
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