FKF Premier League: Shock AFC Leopards victory vs Tusker and lessons learned from matchday one

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AFC Leopards.

  1. AFC Leopards.
    AFC Leopards.

    Picking season-opening highlights

    The 2021-22 campaign began over the weekend and Goal picks the key highlights as some teams recorded totally unexpected results against rivals that appeared stronger on paper.
  2. Tusker vs AFC Leopards.
    AFC Leopards

    ​ AFC energetic despite mass exodus

    The local giants showed character as they battled champions Tusker and finally won by a 1-0 scoreline courtesy of Musa Saad's strike.

    Ingwe - who have lost 17 players in the current transfer window - did not bow down to Tusker, who were enjoying the services of their high-profile new signings and ended up picking up a season-opening victory.

  3. Shami Kibwana of Tusker vs Arta Solar.
    Tusker.

    ​Tusker need experienced left-back

    The Brewers need to sign an experienced full-back, an area that was exploited by the AFC Leopards' forwards.
     
    Tusker have already been linked with AFC Leopards' captain Isaac Kipyegon who they believe will be an able replacement of Sammy Meja and Eric Ambunya, who were released.
     
    Should Kipyegon join Tusker, he will battle it out with Hillary Wandera for the first-team position.
  4. Benson Omala of Harambee Stars and Kenya.
    FKF.

    Is Omala ready for Gor Mahia task?

    Benson Omala scored a brace against KCB and the performance showed a young striker who is ready to give the club as many goals as possible.

    K'Ogalo struggled last season in front of goals as Tito Okello, Wilson Silva and Jules Ulimwengu did not live up to expectations.

    Will Omala step up and be counted all through the season?

  5. KCB and Gor Mahia Harun Shakava.
    KCB.

    ​KCB need to find their feet again

    The Bankers were easily obliterated by Gor Mahia and how easily they dropped points to a team that may not be ready for the season came as a huge surprise.
     
    Last season, they gave Tusker a run for their money in the title race, but how they fared against Gor Mahia means they have to regroup, re-strategise, and get their house in order before it is too late.
  6. Lawrence Juma and Timothy Otieno of Sofapaka.
    Sofapaka.

    Lawrence Juma grabs an opening goal

    The midfielder was on the scoresheet as Sofapaka defeated Nairobi City Stars 3-1.
     
    His first goal of the season could end up motivating him even more and surpass last season's record of 16 goals where he was third on the top scorers' chart.