Nahimana on a brace as AFC maintains Status quo
Jonas Nahimana hit a brace as AFC Leopards came from a goal down to secure a 2-1 win against Western Stima at Mumia Complex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The win extended AFC Leopards unbeaten run to 20 matches and keeps them at top of the KPL log with an unbeaten run this season.
This turned out to be one of the best attended AFC Leopards’ matches in Mumias with the Sugar town having been painted Blue. Being a Western Province derby, the match attracted thousands of soccer enthusiasts in the region with majority being in support of AFC Leopards.
The hosts AFC Leopards had the first break on play with Allan Wanga having great run just minutes after play on but his final touch went wide following service from a cross.Despite a brialliant start it was Western Stima who took the lead when Captain Fredrick Shimonyo converted from the spot in the 28th Minute after Ali Bhai was hacked inside the box.
Jonas Nahimama equalized a minute to the break after connecting to Salim Kinje’s free kick with a good header.
The second half had balanced action, the game seemed to be headed for shared spoils until the 80th minute when a goal bound Allan Wanga was fouled inside the box. Jonas Nahimana rose up to the task and did not disappoint to make it 2-1 for AFC leopards.
The win sets AFC Leopards a three points’ apart from second placed Sofapaka who have to wait until Monday for their fixture against Ulinzi Stars.