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  • August 3, 2013
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  • • Afraha Stadium, Nakuru
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 AFC Leopards v Ulinzi Stars in a past league match

Ulinzi Stars- AFC Leopards Preview: Ingwe sharpen claws for soldiers' test

AFC Leopards v Ulinzi Stars in a past league match

Timothy Olubulu.

Third placed AFC Leopards will be hoping to continue their dominance over fourth placed soldiers in the past four seasons when they clash in Nakuru

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

ULINZI STARS

Saruni
Kokoyo, Rutto, Hassan, Mulinge
Ochieng', Ochollah, Waruru
Amwayi, Amwoka, Nandwa
AFC LEOPARDS

Patrick Matasi
Wafula, Nahimana, Masika, Abdallaj Juma
Opiyo, Were, Seda
Wanga, Wafula, Barasa

This will be much more of a top of the table clash when Ingwevisits the flamingo town of Nakuru. Third placed AFC Leopards will be hoping to continue their dominance over the fourth placed soldiers in the past four seasons.

Both teams are on the same number of points with AFC Leopards having played a match more than the soldiers. Ulinzi Stars will be going flat out for victory to boost their chances of challenging for the league title

AFC Leopards’ Coach Luc Eymael is an equally ambitious man, spelling out clearly that his target is to win the crown.

Leopards are unbeaten in the past five matches, collecting 13 points out of a possible 15, a record only familiar with league leaders Gor Mahia. Ingwe have also conceded only two goals, while scoring 11 goals in their past five assignments.

The soldiers on the other hand have won three out of their last five matches, drawing one and losing another. Their last defeat coincidentally was against AFC Leopards at the Mumias Sports Complex, Charles Okwemba scoring the winner.

The soldiers will however, be worried by their poor goal scoring record, having scored thrice in over 450 minutes of football. However, they will lay solace in the fact that they have had a water tight defense, only conceding a single goal, the Okwemba beauty at Mumias Complex.

A win for Salim Ali’s charges will lift them to second place on 30 points, only six behind leaders Gor Mahia. A win for Luc Eymael’s AFC Leopards’ will take them to same number of points, though a match more played by the blue and white hoops.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Jonas Nahimana has scored thrice in the last four matches against Ulinzi Stars.
  • Ulinzi Stars have lost only once at the Afraha Stadium this season, against Karuturi Sports. They have won three and drawn four at the same venue.

  • AFC Leopards have won a massive six times in their last nine encounters with Ulinzi Stars, the soldiers winning only two, in 2010 when they were crowned champions.

  • In the last two matches between the two teams played at Afraha Stadium, Ulinzi Stars have failed to find the back of the net.

  • Salim Ali (pictured) will be in his 20th competitive match in charge of Ulinzi Stars. His record being seven wins, seven draws and six losses.

  • AFC Leopards are unbeaten in the past five matches, collecting 13 points out of a possible 15, a record only familiar with league leaders Gor Mahia.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Ulinzi Stars

Leopards

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Ulinzi Stars ULI
Ulinzi Stars Ulinzi Stars
Draw
AFC Leopards SC LEO
AFC Leopards SC Leopards
22%
67%

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AFC Leopards SC LEO
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AFC Leopards SC LEO
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AFC Leopards SC LEO

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