AFC Leopards bounced back to winning ways with a convincing 3-0 win over Sofapaka during Saturday's Kenya Premier League match at City Stadium.
Speedy winger Paul Were fresh from signing a Sh300, 000 deal scored twice while Allan Wanga scored once to ensure Leopards bagged maximum points.
But the game was overshadowed by complaints of poor officiating with Sofapaka coach David Ouma complaining bitterly that his team was denied clear chances.
"Today there seemed to have been a conspiracy to help a team win and push them out of the relegation zone.
"At the end of the some of the decisions made by the referee really worked against us. We cannot help our football grow with such kind of officiating," said Ouma after the game."
Centre referee Fidelis Wekesa denied the former league champions at least two penalties at the end of the match when he waved play on after Bob Mugalia was brought down on both occasions.
Were opened the scores for Leopards in the 11th minute when he picked long pass from goalkeeper Patrick Matasi beat defender Elli Esieche and unleashed a thunderbolt shot that beat David Okello in goal all the way.
Wanga's goal was equally superb. From a Patilla Omoto free-kick, Wanga dived and got the ball with his head to beat Okello in goal.
Were's second goal came in the 75th minute from a 1-2 move with Edwin Seda. The former Tusker man beat his marker and put the ball beyond the Sofapaka goalkeeper.