Leopards claw Bandari to go fourth on the table
AFC Leopards beat Bandari 2-1 in an entertaining Kenyan Premier League match at the Mombasa County Stadium on Tuesday.
It was a sweet revenge for Leopards, who lost by a solitary goal to Bandari when the teams last met in Mombasa.
Musa Mudde fired Leopards into the lead two minutes after the break when he beat Bandari goalkeeper Wilson Obungu with a low drive following a goalmouth scramble.
David King’atua levelled for Bandari with a powerful header in the 58th minute from a Victor Ndinya cross.
Jacob Keli then restored Leopards’ lead when he scored from a forest of legs after Oburu spilled the ball.
Bandari cried foul claiming they were denied a penalty when George Abege was brought down in the box by Jackson Saleh at the death with only goalkeeper Wycliffe Kasaya to beat but referee Waweru Nduati waved play on.
At the Afraha Stadium, Ulinzi Stars dropped two vital points when they battled to a boring scoreless draw with visiting Chemelil Sugar.
The soldiers played as if they had forgotten their shooting boots at the Lanet Barracks.
In fact, their striking force was so blunt that Chemelil goalkeeper John Wawu was never tested with any meaningful shot.
Ulinzi’s Oscar Wamalwa missed a sitter in the 30th minute and, 10 minutes later, he missed the target when scoring was the easiest thing to do.
In the second half, the soldiers continued with their tale of missed chances despite camping on the sugarmillers’ half.
Captain Stephen Ocholla, making a comeback after staying out due to injuries, saw his shot going over the cross bar following a brilliant cornerkick by Kevin Amway in the 49th minute
Ulinzi’s Churchill Muloma missed a golden opportunity in the 55th minute when he shot wide with the goal at his mercy.
A visibly disappointed coach Matano brought in Mohammed Salim and Evans Amwoka for off colour John Nairuka and Oscar Wamalwa.