Substitutes Ronald Reagan and Tyson Otieno rose from the bench to hand Mathare United their first win after five matches. Reagan cleverly lobbed the ball over keeper Eric Ndayishimiye’s head with four minutes left on the clock before Otieno sunk the hearts of the home fans with a late goal that handed Ingwe their sixth straight defeat.
All seemed well, or at least new coach Casa Mbungo thought that he had finally picked a point since his arrival in Kenya, but Mathare United players had other ideas.
Actually, it is the Ingwe, who started the game on a promising note. Goalkeeper Allan Owiny was forced to pull a double save to keep Mathare United in the game.
Mathare United, however, responded with a positive attitude, but Cliff Nyakeya was unlucky when his headers came off the bar after being picked out by a delicious cross from Kevin Kimani.
A lively Kimani forced another cross two minutes later but his effort was headed out for a fruitless corner as the skies opened up at the Kenyatta Stadium.
The slippery ground saw the ‘Slum Boys’ skipper Chrispin Oduor claim a penalty after he collided with Whyvonne Isuza inside the box, but the referee was uninterested and waved play on.
Mathare United made another attack with five minutes to the break; Chris Ochieng' fired a low shot, but Eric Ndayishimiye comfortably dealt with the danger for a scoreless first half.
Ingwe was presented with a golden chance to take the lead, five minutes after the restart, but Vincent Oburu blasted his close range-shot way off the mark. Isuza was equally guilty of a wasted chance when he was fed by Oburu but the midfielder shot wide.
James Kinyanjui's laid an ambush on the Leopards but his shot was parried by Ndayishimiye for an abortive corner. Reagan and Otieno, however, came off the bench to snatch a point from the mouth of a salivating Leopards so starved of victories in six attempts.