AFC Leopards 2-1 Mathare United: Ten-man Ingwe cruise to another win
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The win enabled Ingwe to complete a rare double over Mathare United, whom they beat 4-3 in the first leg

Ten-man AFC Leopards beat Mathare United 2-1 to maintain their third place in the Kenyan Premier League table.

The win enabled Ingwe to complete a double over Mathare United, whom they beat 4-3 in the first leg, a result that left the ‘Slum Boys’ still chasing for the first victory in eight league games.

The defeat also left coach Francis Kimanzi totally embarrassed after he refused to show up for the mandatory post-match interview.

Ingwe brought out their A-game in the high tempered clash despite going a man down later in the second half.

Whyvonne Isuza scored in the first half then got sent off in the second stanza, but a tactical Rodolfo Zapata side held on to grab maximum points that saw them maintain their third place, jointly with Bandari, both teams on 42 points.

Ingwe came into the match with vigor and it took them only eight minutes to test their opponents.

Mathare United survived a nervous moment from Leopards’ attack after Moses Mburu dropped a long ball into the box but David Okello had a finger-to touch on the ball to deny Dennis Shikhayi, who was waiting for an open header.

Isuza scored his goal number 11 from the spot after Ingwe were awarded a penalty at the stroke of the half-hour mark.

James Situma was lucky to have survived a red card after he conceded a foul inside the box even though TV replays showed that the offense happened just a few inches outside the box.

Mathare United needed real re-organization, more so from the back and the experience of Situma changed the score line with a minute into the break when the former AFC Leopards defender turned from a villain to a hero with an equalizer in the 46th minute.

A combined inter play between Jeffery Odeny, Edward Seda and Marvin Nabwire resulted in Ingwe’s second goal in the 59th minute when Nabwire pushed the ball into the empty net after Okello parried Odeny’s strike.

AFC Leopards XI: Ezekiel Owade, Dennis Shikhayi, Mike Kibwage, Duncan Otieno, Edward Seda, Marvin Nabwire, Whyvonne Isuza, Ezekiel Odera and Jeffery Odeny.

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Subs: Jairus Adira, Baker Lukooya, Brina Marita, Siad Mwambeyu, Alex Orotomal and Vincent Oburu.

Mathare United XI: David Okello, James Situma, George Owino, Samuel Olwande, Roy Okal, Daniel Mwaura, Ahmed Ahmed, Chrispin Oduor, Cliff Nyakeya and Clifford Alwanga.

Subs: Job Ochieng, Lennox Ogutu, Mike Simiyu, Francis Omondi, Tyson Otieno, John Mwangi and Klinsmann Omulanga.

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