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Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards struggle: Five things we learnt from FKF-PL Round 10

10:19 AM GMT 20/12/2021
Kakamega Homeboyz vs Gor Mahia.
GOAL analyses some of the key lessons learnt from the Kenyan top-flight matches played over the weekend across the country

The FKF Premier League entered round ten of matches over the weekend with former champions Gor Mahia suffering their first defeat of the season away at Bukhungu Stadium.

GOAL brings you some of the key highlights from the matches which saw surprise package Kakamega Homeboyz remain the only unbeaten side in the top-flight.

  • Edwin Lavatsa of AFC.

    AFC Leopards still struggling

    Ingwe’s struggles in the top-flight continued after they surrendered their lead to draw 1-1 against promoted side FC Talanta at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.

    Despite taking the lead in the first half courtesy of Daniel Msamali, Talanta under coach Ken Kenyatta hit back in the second half through former Gor Mahia striker Edwin Lavatsa to prolong Ingwe’s winless run to two matches.

    AFC have now managed two wins from 10 matches, losing five and drawing three and they are now sitting one place above the relegation zone.

  • Tusker vs Nzoia Sugar.

    Champions Tusker not there yet

    Defending champions Tusker were forced to toil before securing a slim 1-0 win against Nzoia Sugar at Sudi Stadium on Sunday.

    The Brewers have struggled to win matches so far this season despite signing 17 players in the last transfer window and scoring early courtesy of Deogratius Ojok, they were not at their best.

    Tusker are in position 12 with 10 points, having won three matches, drawn one, and lost three, and it is a clear contrast from last season when they had already seized control of the table en route to winning the title.

  • Kakamega Homeboyz vs Gor Mahia.

    Gor Mahia are beatable side

    Homeboyz proved to the country that Gor Mahia are a very beatable side after they came from a goal down to snatch a 2-1 win at Bukhungu Stadium.

    Going into the fixture, both sides were still unbeaten and despite K’Ogalo taking the lead courtesy of Peter Lwasa, Homeboyz hit back with goals from George Odiwour and Stephen Opoku to end their nine-match unbeaten run.

    The former champions lacked the urgency to attack Homeboyz despite trailing and their defence line was not stable as they kept committing mistake after mistake.

  • Clifton Miheso of Police FC.

    Police FC signings proving worthy

    The Law Enforcers, who were promoted to the elite division in September, continued with their fine run in the top-flight after they defeated Bidco United 3-0 on Sunday.

    The win, which was their third of the new campaign, was secured courtesy of new signing, Clifton Miheso, who was among the goals while Duke Abuya set up two.

    It is a clear indicator that Police were not wrong when splashing money to bring in the experienced players and they are now sitting 11th on the 18-team table with 11 points from 10 matches.

  • Kakamega Homeboyz celebrate.

    KCB & Homeboyz can challenge for title

    With only 10 matches played, KCB and Homeboyz have both proved they can challenge for the title following their consistent results.

    The Bankers, who missed the crown by a whisker last season after coming second behind Tusker, are currently joint top with Homeboyz on 21 points from nine matches.

    While Homeboyz remains the only unbeaten side in the league, KCB have lost one game, but won six matches same as the Kakamega-based side.