AFC beats Sofapaka to set a Shemeji derby GOTV final

AFC beats Sofapaka to set a Shemeji derby GOTV final

AFC beats Sofapaka to set a Shemeji derby GOTV final

AFC leopards will meet defending champions Gor Mahia in the final of the 2013 GOTV Shield Cup after a 2-0 win over Sofapaka at Kasarani Stadium on Sunday afternoon.Allan Wanga and Noah Wafula scored Ingwe’s goals in the first half and second half respectively.

Ingwe , who are enjoying a good form under coach James Nandwa,  were ready to let off their loose cannon from the kick off  whistle. Edwin Wafula  had the first decent chance but he missed the  target by inches.

In the 10th  minute, Augustine Etemesi was hacked down by James Situma on the left flank to occasion a free kick that Abdalla Juma sent low but never caused the intended threat.

The next move was Sofapaka’s effort at goal. A nice cross by Heskey Wanyama was met by Anthony Kimani whose header went  straight to keeper Martin Musalia’s gloves.

In the 22nd minute, Paul Were’s  left  foot shot  went above the bar. In his next move, Were beat Sofapaka defender Murumba but selfishly shot wide despite beating the keeper and having several options to pass the ball.

At the half hour mark, keeper Duncan Ochieng came to Batoto ba Mungu’s  rescue to block Were’s shot after Allan Wanga pinpoint pass. A minute later, from a dangerous free kick, Wanga was  tackled by Duncan Ochieng to neutralize another threat.

It took a miss by keeper Duncan Ochieng for AFC leopards to take the lead via Allan Wanga had an empty net to shoot into.

AFC leopards led 1-0 at the half time break.

Immediately after the break, solid goal keeping by Duncan Ochieng prevented Allan Wanga from grabbing his second after  Paul Were made a mince meal of the defenders.

Sofapaka Coach Sam Timbe then opted for pace when he brought it Patrick Kagogo brought it for Elly Asieche.

Three minutes after the break, Anthony Kimani's cross hit the cross bar in as Sofapaka took control of the proceeding for a good spell.

In the 64 minute’s  Noah Wafula fluffed off Paul Were's cross.

With five minutes to the end, Noah Wafula received a sublime cross from Paul Were then sent a thunderbolt past Duncan Ochieng to end Sofapaka’s hopes of recovery.

The defeat marks Uganda coach Sam Timbe’s first defeat since joining the Sofapaka stable and continues the fairly tale for Coach James Nandwa.

Peter “Pinchez” Opiyo  was voted the man of the match

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