AFC claw Karuturi to cement pole position
Victor Ochieng and Allan Wanga celebrate in a past matchAFC Leopards’ striker Victor Ochieng pounced on a loose ball in the danger area to sting Karuturi with a last minute goal that ensured AFC Leopards (40) flashed with supremacy at the helm of the KPL table moving four points clear off second placed Tusker (36).
Both teams had played cautiously throughout the match with each set having their fair chance of missed chances.
“We outplayed AFC most of the time and I am disappointed to have come out empty handed. But it was a good match and in soccer you have to accept defeat, we tripped in concentration before the match was over and that was it.’’ Karuturi coach Michael Nam speaking after the match.
In the 89th minute when all looked like it was headed for a barren draw, Karuturi Keeper Michael Wanyika punched a shot on target back into play but Titus Wamalwa made a faulty clearance that landed on Victor Ochieng’s path and the striker did not disappoint as he quickly reacted to strike with a powerful drive before Wanyika could recover.
“This was a very hard match but we thank God for the crucial win. Karuturi staged a very strong resistance but football is a 90 minutes game and Victor scored a brilliant goal that made the difference.”