AFC zooms to the top with win over Oserian
AFC Leopards on Saturday evening pulled themselves to the top of the KPL log after a well deserved 2-0 win over new comers Oserian FC at Nyayo stadium. Strikers Allan Wanga and substitute Mike Barasa scored in each half to give the Leopard the fancied win that also ensured Matasi holds a clean sheet with three matches played.
After the match, AFC advantaged by a superior goal difference toppled Sofapaka who earlier on Saturday afternoon dismissed Sony Sugar 1-0 in Kisii at the Gusii stadium. Both teams are on seven points.
This was Allan Wanga’s first goal for AFC Leopards though he contributed to last week’s win over Mathare United with an assist to Bageya’s goal. Wanga was named man of the match after being a true menace to the Oserian defense line throughout the match.
Wanga headed in Leopards’ first goal from close range in the 21st minute after Oserian keeper Enoch Obong’o missed an aerial drive by Salim Khamis Kinje.
“This is a good thing. Am happy to start scoring as early as in my second match. We played well though we lost a couple of chances but all in all we are home with three points, that is the important thing.” Wanga Said after the match.
It was a tale of numerous missed chances for AFC who maintained pressure against Oserian, hungry for more goals but lack of precision frequently cost their finishing though they went to the break a goal up.
Substitute Mike Barasa came off the bench to seal the day for the Ingwe family in the 75th minute, following a pass from Jimmy Bageya.
Abbas Kiwalabye had numerous open overlaps to the front in the final minutes of the match but Oserian Keeper twice stood strong to deny him glory.
After the match AFC Leopards coach Jans Koops said the win motivates their performance as they charge themselves up towards lifting the squad.
“We are now happy to be at the top. They played really well, we could have scored more goals but we are satisfied with the two goals we got today.” He said after the match.