With two matches of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) remaining before the curtains fall on 2019 season, defending champions Gor Mahia have underlined their status in the league following their dominant display so far leading the 20-team league and bagging a third successive feat as Champions.
The race to the KPL Golden Boot, however, has pretty become exciting with six serious contenders chasing the award as the league heads into the homestretch.
All the six players had a chance at the cherry but only time coud tell. Of significance though is the fierce rivalry between Allan Wetende Wanga of Kakamega Homeboyz and Ugandan Umaru Kasumba of Sofapaka, who were joint top on 16 goals apiece. before Allan Wanga widened the gap to a two-goal difference. So, who will blink first?
*After 32 of 34 matches played
Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz) 18
Despite his age, Allan Wanga has proven a force to reckon with as the focal point of attack for Kakamega Homeboyz.
The attacking mastermind is aging like fine wine and his electrifying pace and versatility in the attacking position has given KPL defenders a throbbing headache for 90 minutes. Currently, the skipper has bagged an impressive 18 goals this season and leads the pack for the golden boot.
Umaru Kasumba (Sofapaka) 17
Sofapaka striker Umaru Kasumba was named SJAK April Player of the Month on Friday.
Kasumba beat AFC Leopards’ Whyvonne Isuza, Ulinzi Stars’ Enosh Ochieng and Allan Wanga of Kakamega Homeboyz to the prize.
Kasumba was in fine form in April, scoring seven times as Sofapaka kept in touch with Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia.
In April Kasumba scored two doubles; in Sofapaka’s 2-0 win over Zoo FC at Kericho Green Stadium and in the 2-2 draw against Mathare United. He was also responsible in handing Batoto ba Mungu a 1-0 win over KCB before scoring in the 1-1 draw against Kariobangi Sharks.
He also scored to give the 2009 Kenyan Premier League champions a 1-0 win over Sony Sugar.
Enosh Ochieng (Ulinzi Stars) 16
Ochieng is among the 30 players named in the Harambee Stars provisional squad for the Chan qualifiers
Ulinzi Stars forward Enosh Ochieng has welcomed his maiden call up to the national team by head coach Sebastien Migne.
Migne included the Soldiers lead scorer in his 30-man squad for the upcoming African Nations Championship (Chan) Qualifiers and Ochieng has expressed his readiness and happiness for the duties ahead.
Ochieng has scored 16 goals for his club in the current season just two fewer goals than Allan Wanga of Kakamega Homeboyz who leads the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) top scorers’ chart.
Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United), Derrick Otanga (Sony Sugar) 13
Cliff Nyakeya, a natural number 10, who can also play on the wing has a crucial part for the Slumboys Pulling incredible goals for his side totaling to Sony Sugar’s Derrick Otanga 13 goals.
Mwana Yema (Bandari) 11
On-form Congolese attacker Yema Mwana has proved to be unstoppable having bagged a double as Bandari mill Chemelil Sugar 3-1 in May and another brace against their 2-1 victory over KCB back in April.
Boniface Muchiri (Tusker) Nicholas Kipkurui (Gor Mahia), Enoch Agwanda (Sony Sugar) 9
Kipkirui, who joined the SportPesa Premier League champions from Zoo on a four-year contract, admits playing for K’Ogalo is a dream come true.
A brace from Nicholas Kipkirui and another strike from Rwandese striker Jacques Tuyisenge gave K’Ogalo a comfortable win and bragging rights in Kenya’s most anticipated contest last weekend when they Floored AFC Leopards 3-1.
He now has a total goal tally of 9 goals with Boniface Muchiri of Tusker Fc and Enoch Agwanda of Sony Sugar
Maxwell Ravel (Kakamega Homeboyz), Samuel Onyango (Gor Mahia) 8
Cameroonian striker Maxwell Ravel who plays for the Kakamega Homeboyz and Samuel Onyango of KPL Champions Gor Mahia round up the list with both players having a tally of 8 goals.