AFC Leopards shred Sofapaka apart

By nesta kizito
Jun 23, 2021
  • AFC Leopards players celebrate after scoring the third goal in in their 3-0 win over Sofapaka at the City Stadium.(Photo by Shutterspeed)

AFC Leopards embarked on the second leg of the Kenyan Premier League campaign in style with a resounding 3-0 win over Sofapaka on Saturday at City Stadium.

Paul Were was twice on target with the other goal being scored by former international striker Allan Wanga. This was only the second win for Leopards Belgian coach since taking over three months ago.

The outcome provided a huge reprieve for AFC Leopards who have been given until Monday by KPL to revoke the contentious Zuku deal or risk suspension from the league.

At Thika Municipal Stadium, leaders Thika United spurned countless chances against Western Stima in a match that ended scoreless. Francis Kahata and skipper Dennis Odhiambo were the main culprits with the latter missing a penalty.

Thika stayed ahead moving to 25 points, but their lead has now been reduced to just two points by Bandari, who saw Chemelil Sugar 2-0 at Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa. Striker Shaaban Kenga was the toast of the dockers with a double striker in a five minute spell to give Bandari a deserved win.

Bandari could have won the match by a bigger margin if not for their wastefulness upfront. Bandari now have 23 points. At Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium, 2010 champions, Ulinzi Stars, fired blanks as they were held to a barren draw by Nairobi City Stars.

The soldiers were the better side but were let down by lack of firepower by their front men Oscar Wanjala , Wycliffe Ochomo and captain Evans Amwoka.

The Salim Ali coached side are due to leave the country next week for the world Military Games in Azerbaijan.

Goalkeeper James Saruni made a good impression on his first match after taking over from Peace Keeping Mission bound Jacktone Odhiambo.