Leopards maul Muhoroni Youth

By nesta kizito
Oct 05, 2013
  • Allan Wanga scored one of the goals in AFC's 3-0 win over Muhoroni in a KPL match on Saturday.(Photo:SNA File)

AFC Leopards continued their revival under coach James Nandwa with a 3-0 thrashing of Muhoroni Youth in a Kenyan Premier League match at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Saturday evening.

Allan Wanga, Oscar Kadenge and Charles Okwemba were all on target as Leopards recorded their second straight win since Nandwa took charge of the technical bench to move three places up the table with 38 points from 25 matches.

Ingwe’s eagerness to keep their slim title hopes alive was evident as it took them only 23 second to open the scores sheets.

Right from kick off veteran striker Mike Baraza’s clever chip found Allan Wanga charging straight at Muhoroni Youth goalkeeper Shaban Ouma who fumbled with the ball to allow the Kenyan international striker to stroke the ball into an empty net

. The goal, the fastest in the season, unsettled Muhoroni who fell further behind ten minutes later when Noah Wafula’s horizontal cross from the right was tapped home by Oscar Kadenge at the back post.

The first twenty minutes were all about Leopards who threatened to run riot as Wanga missed a glorious chance to score the third goal after breaking free from the right flank but his shot went straight into the goalkeeper’s arms.

This is the trend that characterised Wanga’s selfish play the whole afternoon with a plethora of missed chances. Headed goal But Muhoroni didn’t just sit back.

In the 26th minute Nigerian striker Abbas Akiyemi stung Martin Musalia’s palms with a long ranger cracker for an unfruitful corner. Although Leopards maintained their dominance throughout the second period, it was the mercurial midfielder Charles Okwemba who came off the bench for Baraza to wrap up the match in the 86th minute with a headed goal from Martin Imbalambala’s assist.

Homeboys beat Western Stima 

At Bukhungu Stadium, Homeboyz emerged victorious in the Kakamega derby by beating Western Stima 1-0.

Homeboyz found the target barely five minutes into the game when Dennis Mukaisi’s corner kick was superbly tapped into a yawning net by defense king pin Moses Chikati beyond the reach of goalkeeper David Juma.

In spite of the victory Homeboyz remain second from the bottom with 23 points after playing 25 matches, while Stima are tenth on 29 points from an equal number of matches.

It was Homeboyz sweet revenge against their local rivals who beat them 1-0 in the first leg and before seeing them off 4-3 on post match penalties in a pre-quarter final GOtv Shield match a fortnight ago.

In Awendo, Sony Sugar was held to a barren draw by Nairobi City Stars.