AFC Leopards 0-4 Tusker: Brewers inflict more pain on coach Rodolfo Zapata
After thirty two matches, AFC Leopards have 51 points, one more than the brewers, who are now aiming at a top three finish

AFC Leopards free fall in the Kenyan Premier League continued after they went down 4-0 to Tusker in a league match on Wednesday.

With Ingwe crushing out of the FKF Shield Cup, a win against the Robert Matano led side was needed at least to sooth the fans and claim the top three finish but that was not going to be the case.

The visitors started the match well, and in the 15th minute, they won a free-kick in the danger zone, but it was not properly executed. It was AFC Leopards turn to roar in the opponents’ goal and a few minutes after Tusker miss, Marvin Nabwire did well to break on the left, but his good cross was not capitalized on.

In the 20th minute, it was AFC Leopards again, this time round Brian Marita picking a good pass from Ezekiel Odera, but Patrick Matasi saved the day for the eleven-time league winners.

That lost chance came back to haunt Ingwe a few moments later when defensive lapses allowed Sydney Ochieng to sneak past three defenders before calmly slotting the ball past Ezekiel Owade to give the visitors a lead.

Minutes before half an hour point, Baker Lukooya seemingly handled the ball in the danger zone but the referee did not react to it, something that did not go down well with Tusker players.

With three minutes remaining before the half-time whistle, it was 2-0! Marlon Tangauzi turned his marker inside out before unleashing an unstoppable shot past the goalkeeper and into the net.

Jackson Macharia made it even worse for the Rodolfo Zapata led side after coming on. The creative midfielder was there to create an assist for Boniface Muchiri in the 77th minute, before finding the back, two minutes later to ensure his team complete a double against Ingwe.

AFC Leopards XI: Ezekiel Owade, Mike Kibwage, Dancun Otieno, Abdallah Salim, Baker Lukooya, Edward Seda, Victor Majid, Whyvonne Isuza, Brian Marita, Ezekiel Odera and Marvin Nabwire.

Reserves: Edwin Mukolwe, Said Tsuma, Isaac Oduro, Christopher Oruchum, Eugene Mukangula, Saad Musa and Raymond Omondi.

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