AFC Leopards see off Mathare in the KPL
Despite being reduced to 10 men, Ingwe built on their winning run in the KPL after seeing off Mathare United 2-1 at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday
Ten man AFC Leopards defeated Mathare United 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in a Kenya Premier League match that was played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
First half goal from Whyvone Isuza and second half goal from Marvin Omondi saw AFC Leopards lead Mathare United 2-1 before Isuza was sent off in the 64th minute to bring Ingwe down to 10 men.
It was a hot encounter at Machakos with both teams showing intent and creating chances.
Ingwe were the better side on an afternoon that saw them dominate Francis Kimanzi's lads in the possesion of the ball for the better part of the match. The first goal came in the 30th minute from their quick passes and intentional attack in the first half that led to a controversial penalty. Whyvonne Isuza sent the goalkeeper to the right direction of the ball but it was too powerful for the Mathare shot stopper. This penalty was awarded after Jaffari Ondenyi was brought down by James Situma from behind in what replays suggested it was at the edge of the box.
Mathare United cancelled out the win 15 minutes later in the dying minutes of the first half additional time after the AFC back line lost concentration to let James Situma in. Isuza was yellow carded n the mix up.
AFC, took control of the game for the second time at the hour mark when Marvin Nabwire sent Jaffery's shot into the back of the net. The young man overworked to get the goal. Marvin picked the ball deep in the midfield and passed the ball to Jaffery who made a flick pass to Seda. Jaffery received a resulting loop from Seda with a fine shot that was blocked by Okello. However, Marvin Omondi was in a pole position to redirect the ball into the net for the second goal.
Moments later Ingwe were reduced to 10 men after Whyvonne Isuza was booked for the second time for retaliation then sent off in the 64th minute.
AFC Leopards went ahead to endure a nervy 30 minutes but came out with all the three points that now take them to 42 points joint third with Bandari but with an inferior goal difference.
In other results, Sofapaka climbed back to the second spot on the KPL log with 43 points after Umaru Kasumba scored a stoppage time goal in a tough match with Ulinzi Stars.
Relegation bound Thika United endured a difficult evening as they were mauled 3-1 by Sony Sugar at the Thika Municipal Stadium. Nzoia Sugar and Wazito shared goalless spoils while the Sharks fell to 10-man Zoo 2-1.
Gor still leads the log on 56 points. You can view the Kenya Premier League table here