Bankers skin Leopards at Nyayo
Paul Mungai leaves for dead Jonas Nahimana
Kenya Commercial Bank registered a 2-0 victory over table toppers AFC Leopards at the Nyayo National Stadiu on Sunday afternoon. Peter Wainaina and Mungai Kiongera scored in the first half as KCb registered a relief win over the Leopards.
Ingwe would have gone eight points clear at the top after Sofapaka fumbled against Chemelil, but they threw away their golden advantage and will now have to increase their work rate in the remaining matches.
The bankers showed early intent for a win and in the fifth minute, Wainaina opened their account with a volley inside the box. His initial shot was saved by Patrick Matasi. Clifford Alwanga headed back the rebound and Wainaina did justice by slamming the ball home.
Leopards had their first chance in the 21st minute but Were was shielded away infront of goal after he beautifully chested down a cross from Edwin Baraza. Three minutes later, Mike Barasa slammed a shot from the left from Edwin Wafula’s cross but Kaleb Adol;a was equal to the task saving away the ball.
The Bankers would then double their advantage two minutes to the break through Mungai. The Under 23 striker finished off Brian Osumba’s pass after he lobbed the ball over the Ingwe defense.
Leopards would come back in the second half determined to stage a comeback. Jimmy Bagaye came in for Victor Ochieng’ and Floribert Ndayisaba paved way for Laurent Tumba. The changes however did not make any difference as KCB defended well to ensure they cushioned their advantage.
Leopards were forced to make a sub after Bernard Mang’oli was stretchered off injured and in came Amon Muchiri. They upped their pressure. Leopards though they had grabbed one back when Jonas Nahimana headed in but Mike Barasa had headed the initial ball back to play from out.
Edwin Wafula had a shot saved by Adola in the 93rd minute as Ingwe sought hard for a goal. KCB now jump to 9th after the win while Leopards are still keeping a five point gap.