The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Rangers Beat Sony Sugar in Premier League Encounter

Rangers earned their third win of the season when they beat Sony Sugar 1-0 in a fast-paced match at City Stadium. Edwin Ombasa scored the all important goal with an acrobatic strike to give the team the maximum points. The win takes Rangers above Muhoroni Youth into 14th place on the standings with 19 points, having played a game more.

Rangers dominated the opening exchanges with former Gor Mahia striker Baldwin Ngwa, a constant menace with his speed. He almost gave Rangers the lead but his shot hit the post in the 12th minute.

Ombasa then went close with a header but narrowly missed the target as they piled on pressure on the visitors. Ombasa made no mistake when Ngwa supplied a cross as he connected on the volley to beat a hapless Sony custodian Wilson Oburu for a 1-0 lead. Sony re-grouped and made a few inroads into the Rangers defence with John Kiplangat going closest as they trailed 1-0 at the interval.

On resumption, Ngwaa continued to terrorise Sony with his pace but could not add to the tally as Oburu making two saves to deny Rangers certain goals. Sony battled hard with Kiplangat and Geoffrey Simiyu probing the Rangers defence but to no avail as Rangers held out for the win. This weekend, Thika United play host to Sofapaka, Western Stima take on Mathare United at Bukungu while Muhoroni Youth welcome Oserian tomorrow. Kenya Commercial Bank travel to Naivasha to face Karuturi Sports.

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