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Nakumatt, Homeboyz fail to score in KPL match played on labor day

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BY  UPESINEWS SPORTS DESKS,NAIROBI,1ST MAY 2017-Nakumatt Fc and Kakamega Homeboyz  have failed to score  in a  Labour Day Kenyan Premier League match played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos Monday.

This is despite Homeboyz coming into the second half guns blazing after a slow first half with Meshack Karani leading attack, but their penalty appeal was denied as he was brought down inside Nakumatt area in what was their most realistic chance in the match.

First minutes of the match had Nakumatt dictating the rhythm and pace of the match consequently winning a corner in the first minute that was delivered by Peter Nzuki for Clinton Kisiavuki only for the later to send the ball over bar. Kisiavuki was in the mix again combined well with Boniface Akenga but the former sent the ball wide as the home side searched for an early lead.

Nzuki’s first free kick in the 20th minute marked first shot on target although Kepha Aswani became the culprit by sending the ball straight into Sammy Okinda’s gloves.

It took Aswani to register his displeasure with his team mates for their lack of movement, Homeboyz responding by registering three corners but the resultant deliveries yielded nothing to write home.

The teams went back into the tunnel Homeboyz having dominated the last quarter of the first half but the results were a goalless draw then.

 

Nakumatt immediately launched a quick counter attack as Kisiavuki and Akenga surged forward but Akenga did not compose enough to plant the ball inside the net in stead heading away as they settled in the first minutes of second round.

Homeboyz speed  did not fade  as Moses Mudavadi surged forward leaving everyone in his wake but failed to beat Okinda one on one in the 63rd minute wasting another fabulous chance for the visiting side.

The two KPL teams  ended the match with no goal scored but the visiting side showed more intent to break the jig without success.

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