AFC Leopards 2-0 Mathare: Ingwe cruise to victory

Rwandese defender Jonas Nahimana and Martin Imbalamba scored a goal in each half of the match to help Ingwe jump to the fifth spot on the log
AFC Leopards' picked all three points at home after stopping visiting Mathare United 2-0 at Mumias Complex on Sunday and it marked the team's third win in a row.

Rwandese defender Jonas Nahimana and Martin Imbalamba scored a goal in each half of the match to help Leopards jump to the fifth spot on the log.

Nahimana scored first when he rose high to head home the opener in the 18th minute while Imbalambala added the second in the 75th minute.

Leopards showed a lot of intent right from the word go and reached their opponents goal inside the first minute. Noah Wafula raced down the left flank and released a nice pass which Allan Wanga was to slow to connect as United survived the scare.

Nahimana then killed off a United attempt to get into Leopards' defense by stopping Gabriel Nduro on his tracks as he attempted to break inside the box.

United immediately won a free-kick on the edge of the Leopards' box which Vincent Okello put over the bar.
United were in real trouble after 12 minutes of play when Edwin Seda pounced on a weak clearance by Gabriel Nduro but the former did not do much with the opportunity.

Francis Ouma who is returning to United after half a season at Sony Sugar, made an attempt in the 14th minute but was not given a chance to shoot with the coast clear.

Wanga became the first player to be cautioned when he protested after his goal was ruled off-side. However, the denied goal appeared to have been opening the way for Leopards to score as four minutes later Nahimana headed home an Abdalla Juma free-kick awarded after Paul Were had been pulled down.

The goal did not dampen United who should have been level exactly eight minutes later had Patrick Matasi not been forced to make a text book save by putting out Vincent Okello's well curved free-kick.

The second half also experienced a host of missed chances by either side but Leopards took advantage of the only chance that came their way to grab all three points at home when Imbalambala completed an Allan Wanga cross.