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Sony held by Mathare in Awendo

Sony Sugar were held to a barren draw by Mathare United on the opening weekend of the 2013 Kenyan Premier League at the Awendo Green Stadium.

The match was cagey from start to finish as both sides looked content with defending deep and playing on the break.

For home side, Sony, it will be classed as a missed opportunity for points against a side that many consider to be on its death bed – considering the exodus of players in the off-season.

But for Mathare coach Stanley Okumbi, a draw will be the perfect result, having being forced to field several new players. The first-half had limited chances for both sides, with Francis Ouma coming close on 22 minutes but shooting wide for Sony.

At the other end, Mathare were not too fussed with moving forward, their only notable chance of the half coming off a corner kick that was headed wide.

In the second-half, Sony brought in some strikers to aid their attack but it was not to be as Mathare worked hard defensively and kept their shape very well.

Sony coach Sammy Omollo was not happy with the result, saying: “It is a loss on our part because we want to win every game we play especially at home. Now we have to look for a result away from home to get going and balance this dropped points.”

Mathare coach Stanley Okumbi, on the other hand, was delighted, “It is a very good point for us. I hope that the players will continue in this way and lift us because most of them are new and need some experience. I am happy.”


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