AFC Leopards 2-0 Chemelil: Substitute star Ezekiel Odera bails out Ingwe
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Ingwe demonstrated their wasteful traits when Moses Mburu’s seventh throw-in was directed onto the bar by Whyvonne Isuza

Substitute Ezekiel Odera returned to AFC Leopards squad with a brace to help Ingwe move joint third following a 2-0 victory against Chemelil.

Odera, who missed Leopards’ win over Sofapaka, scored the opener in the 74th minute before completing his brace late in the game to extend Chemelil Sugar’s winless run to 14 games.

Even though AFC Leopards picked their third successive victory that pushed them level with Sofapaka, both on 31 points, coach Rodolfo Zapata will have to address his blunt striking department that threw away numerous opportunities with no sense of guilt.

Ingwe first demonstrated their wasteful traits when Moses Mburu’s seventh throw-in was directed onto the bar by Whyvonne IsuzaBrian Marita’s powerful header from a resultant rebound flew off target with the goalkeeper Richard Aimo well beaten.

Philip Mwangale almost scored to his own net when he deflected Marita’s long throw in the 20th minute with Aimo way out of his line, but the ball lazily rolled out for a corner.

Isuza committed himself on his new role as an attacker after he was set by Marita, but he could not compose himself with only Aimo to beat - another chance going begging.

Chemelil forward Felix Oluoch disposed Abdalla Shitu just outside the edge, cut it back for Zeka Wakoli, who unleashed a thunderbolt but the effort flew just off the target.

Chemelil made another raid on Ingwe’s safety zone, but Ezekiel Owade made the most important save of the game in the 36th minute to deny Oluoch.

Marvin Omondi rounded off the goalkeeper but directed his shot on the knees of opposing defender as Chemelil once again denied a wasteful Ingwe from going ahead in the 51st minute.

Chemelil thought they were headed for another draw with Ingwe whom they held to a 0-0 result in the first leg, until Odera came off the bench to burry home the opener.

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Odera completed his brace in the 88th from the spot for his ninth goal of the season.

AFC Leopards XI: Ezekiel Owade, Dennis Sikhayi, Moses Mburu, Abdalla Salim, Robinson Kamura, Victor Majid, Whyvonne Isuza, Brian Marita, Marvin Nabwire, Clyde Senaji and Jaffery Owiti.

Chemelil Sugar XI: Richards Aimo, Morris Wandera, Vincent Mahiga, Gideon Kibet, Phillip Mwangale, Nicholas Akoko, Edwin Omondi, Oricho William, Wakoli Zeka, Kwakha Charles and Oluoch Felix.

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