FKF Shield Cup: AFC Leopards claw Ulinzi Stars to finish third

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Ingwe managed to keep their nerves to win the penalty shootout 5-4 and win the bronze ahead of the soldiers

AFC Leopards have finished third in this year's edition of the Shield Cup after defeating Ulinzi Stars at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday.

Both teams needed a win to at least get a consolation prize of Sh750, 000 after falling in the semi-finals against Kariobangi Sharks and Sofapaka, who managed to progress to the finals.

Neither side could get an opener in the first half, as both teams resorted to a cautious approach. Chances were few as the midfield was crowded on most occasions, and the wingers were quickly shut.

It opened up a little after the break, but still no goal came until the 73rd minute when Leopards conceded a penalty that was executed well well by former Ingwe midfielder Bernard Ongoma. But the lead lasted for only ten minutes as Eugene Mukangula leveled matters to send the match to penalties.

Ingwe managed to keep their nerves to win the shootout 5-4 and win the bronze ahead of the soldiers.

AFC Leopards scored her goals through Ezekiel Odera, Eugene Mukangula, Salim Abdalla, Victor Majid and Whyvonne Isuza with Isaac Odura missing the target. Ulinzi Stars scored courtesy of Bernard Ongoma, George Omondi, Enosh Ochieng and Oliver Ruto  with Dan Waweru and Abdallah Hamisi missed.

The two teams will now focus on preparations for the new league that is set to kick-off on the December 8.

AFC Leopards XI: Ezekiel Owade, Dennis Sikhayi, Isaac Oduro, Salim Abdalla, Christopher Oruchum, Victor Majid, Brian Marita, Marvin Omondi, Ezekiel Odera, Edward Seda and Mukangula Eugene.

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Subs: Edwin Mukolwe, Abdalla Asad, Mike Kibwage, Said Tsuma, Whyvonne Isuza, Omondi Ray and Aziz Odeny.

Ulinzi Stars XI: James Saruni, Abdalla Hamisi, Oliver Ruto, George Omondi, Boniface Andai, Bernard Ongoma, Daniel Waweru, Churchil Muloma, Elijah Mwanzia, Omar Boraafya and Nandwa Elvis.

Sub: Timothy Odhiambo, Shitote Cylus, John Kago, Ibrahim Shambi, Masita Masuta, Enosh Ochieng and Oscar Injika.

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