Kenya Police have extended their lead in the men’s premier league standings to a 67-point affair after they stunned Green Sharks on Sunday followed by recent wreckage by TUK on Tuesday at the City Park Stadium.
The fruitful weekend came in handy for the law enforcers who suffered a humiliating 1-0 loss to Western Jaguars in Kakamega a fortnight ago.
The earlier loss which crumbled their unbeaten run was a motivating lesson which pushed them to seek redemption with a 2-1 win over Sharks and later pounced on the university students with a 7-0 win. Skipper Oliver Echenje scored the opener against TUK in the sixth minute to declare war on the varsity students.
Samuel Wokila, Victor Wekesa and Calvins Kanu furthered the lead to 4-0 at half-time. Victor Wekesa was back with his second goal on resumption with team-mates Vincent Odindo and Calvins Kanu sealing the rare 7-0 win. TUK remained at the bottom of the log with eight points, 12 behind Kenyatta University.
The two university sides will fighting to move away from the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Wazalendo traded places with USIU-Africa to land fourth on the standings after they walloped Sikh Union 4-1.
Wazalendo now have 39 points, a point behind Green Sharks and a point ahead of the university students. The university derby of the day saw KCA and Strathmore come to terms with a 1-1 stalemate to share the spoils, each taking home a point off the draw.
The two, however, remain within the bottom five zone and in range of the relegation zoned KU. Parklands traded places with Jaguars to sit ninth after beating Chase Sailors. Parklands now have 29 points while Sailors remain 11th with 25 points.
In the ladies premier league matches played on Tuesday, Strathmore University showed little respect to University of Nairobi, downing them with six goals to remain second on the women’s standings with 36 points, 12 behind the unbeaten defending champions. Gilly Okumu scored a hat- trick in that match, a goal in the first quarter and two goals scored in the third and last quarter respectively.