A double from new signing Noah Wafula and a late strike from former Harambee Stars striker Allan Wanga was all Ingwe needed to collect maximum pointsStruggling AFC Leopards roared back to winning ways after demolishing newcomers Kakamega Homeboyz 3-0 in a thrilling Tusker Premier League match played at Mumias Complex on Wednesday.
A double from new signing Noah Wafula and a late goal from former Harambee Stars striker Allan Wanga was all Ingwe needed to register their second win after a poor start to the season.
Leopards, who made changes to the side that succumbed 1-2 to Muhoroni Youth, were the better side in this contest and could have won by a bigger margin had they utilized the many scoring opportunities they created.
Ingwe, took a deserved lead in the 13th minute when Wafula powered home a well laid cross from Wanga. The goal somehow, rejuvenated the AFC Leopards attackers who trooped forward for the second.
Wafula was however, not to be denied in the 41st minute as his powerul shot beat Kakamega Homeboyz custodian John Waw. Wanga then completed Homeboyz' miseries scoring from a header in the 81st minute.
Leopards playing minus sacked coach Tom Olaba, made changes into the starting eleven with goalkeeper Patrick Matasi preferred for Martin Musalia while defender Erick Masika was also benched.
The victory will be a morale booster to the club as it emerged on Wednesday that they have settled on Belgian national Luc Eymael to take up the coaching role at the club following the sacking of Tom Olaba.
A source in the club revealed to Goal.com prior to the match that they had finalized plans to hire the former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) side Vital Club coach on an initial one year contract.
“I can confirm that Eymael will start work at Leopards den before the end of the week. He left Brussels at 10am on Wednesday and was expected to touch down at 11p.m."
The Belgian had also applied to be considered for the coaching role at national team Harambee Stars but was rejected when Frenchman Henri Michel was hired instead.