AFC Leopards started life with new Belgian tactician Luc Eymael on a low note after failing to break down a resilient Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in a Tusker Premier League (TPL) match played at Mumias Complex on Saturday.
It was the first match Leopards were playing since appointing Eymael, who replaced Tom Olaba. Striker Oscar Kadenge was Leopards' main culprit squandering a number of scoring chances in the opening stages.
In the 8th minute, Kadenge blew an open chance after shooting straight to the bankers' custodian Sammy Okinda after a corner from Martin Imbalambala. Noah Wafula, who scored a double against Homeboyz in mid-week, missed another sitter after his effort went wide.
Torrential rains that hit Mumias town earlier in the day, threatened to spoil the rhythm of the game but Leopards continued to look the more dangerous side going into the half-time break.
The outcome of the match means KCB under coach Abdalla Juma, remain top of the log with 15 points and are yet to lose a match while Leopards jumped to fourth position from seventh with nine points.