Ingwe could not keep their winning momentum going after beating Sony 1-0 in mid-week finding bogey side Chemelil Sugar a hard nut to crack
Chemelil Sugar continued with their impressive unbeaten start to the league after collecting a point away to AFC Leopards’ at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday.
The Sugar millers were the better side in the late evening kick-off as they had more of the chances and possession of the ball. Martin Musalia was kept busy in Leopards’ goal as he was constantly under attack from Chemelil.
Daniel Mutahi had two good chances, once heading the ball slightly over the bar from Willis Ouma’s cross while his shot from inside the box moments later was saved off by Martin Musalia’s feet.
Chemelil kept the early pressure putting their hosts constantly on the back foot, Gaerson Likonoh being a constant threat from the wings. David Nyanzi squandered a decent chance in the 25th minute after being set up by Likonoh, missing from six yards out.
Ingwe made an early sub with the unimpressive Mohammed Hassan being pulled off after 28 minutes, Charles Okwemba taking his place. The change did Ingwe well as they increased their consistency in attack.
The best chance of the game fell on Allan Wanga’s feet but his shot came off the bar. Titus Wamalwa did the spade work on the left before putting in the ball to Were inside the Chemelil box with the winger cutting back for Wanga. However, the striker’s shot rattled the crossbar much to the dismay of the hungry Leopard.
In the second period, Ingwe stepped up their efforts and just three minutes from the restart, Jacob Keli should have made the chance count just steps away from the goalmouth. Bernard Mangoli’s corner found Allan Wanga, who headed down for Keli, but the latter’s attempt skied over the bar.
On the opposite end, Chemelil also had a chance with David Nyanzi being denied by Musalia after Daniel Mutahi had swung in a beautiful cross from the left.
Ingwe had a goal disallowed in 73rd minute as Keli tapped in Allan Wanga’s ball from an offside position. Chemelil maintained their tough defending and kept Ingwe at bay. On the opposite end, Likonoh was denied by Musalia from a free-kick.
Soon after the final whistle, disgruntled Ingwe fans started chanting Nandwa MUST GO! Nandwa Must GO, as they bayed for the blood of the tactician and other members of the technical bench.