Kenya Mozzart Bet Cup: Bungoma Stars continues giant-killing act as Kenya Police advance

Division Two outfit Bungoma Stars continued with their fairytale run in the Mozzart Bet Cup after qualifying for the Round of 16 by defeating Premier League side FC Talanta on Saturday.

In the Round of 32 fixture at Police Sacco Stadium, Meshack Makokha scored the all-important goal in the 38th minute to help the Bungoma-based side execute yet another underdog triumph and proceed to the next stage. Bungoma reached the Round of 32 after defeating yet another top-flight side Bandari FC 2-1 in the preliminary round fixture at Sudi Stadium.

In an all-Premier League clash, Kenya Police needed a late goal to sink Posta Rangers 1-0 and qualify for the round of 16. After a 0-0 draw in the first half, Police finally snatched the win after Clinton Kinanga scored in the 85th minute to break the hearts of Posta.

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At Silibwet Green Stadium, Sofapaka needed penalties to defeat Silibwet FC 4-2 and reach the next stage. The two sides had settled for a 2-2 draw in normal time prompting the fixture to be decided on penalties. In normal time, Silibwet took the lead in the 17th minute courtesy of Victor Kipkirui, but Sofapaka levelled matters in the 43rd minute via Baron Ochieng for a 1-1 result at the half-time break.

Stanley Okwemba then restored Silibwet’s lead in the 61st minute before Andre Kalama scored for Sofapaka in the 80th minute to take the game to penalties. Batoto ba Mungu custodian Levis Ojuok turned into the hero as he saved two penalties to send his side to the Round of 16.

At the Kenyenya grounds, a heated match ensued, with goals pouring in from the 70th minute, ultimately resulting in SS Assad emerging victorious. SS Assad’s Hamisi Nyere opened the scoring in the 70th minute. Four minutes later, Dominic Orweya’s strike levelled the game for Bomachoge Borabu. In the 79th minute, Hamidi Abdalla extended SS Assad’s lead, and six minutes later, an own goal by Bomachoge Borabu’s Augustine Nyabuto sealed the 3-1 victory for SS Assad.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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