Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants AFC Leopards consolidated their place at the league summit on Wednesday 28 March with a 2 – 1 victory over Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) courtesy of two wonderfully taken goals by star striker Mike Baraza.
The former Kenyan international’s goals pushed AFC Leopards to an impressive 21-match unbeaten streak, which started in the 2011 season, though the league leaders, despite the fine run, have not beaten the record of consecutive unbeaten games registered by 2008 KPL champions Mathare United in the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
The league leaders, through the win, just equalled Mathare United’s run early in the past decade and will have to go a game better to beat the 2008 champions.
Mathare United’s run in the two seasons lasted a period of seven months, with their first unbeaten game coming on the weekend of August 4 2001 when they overcame Ulinzi Stars 3 – 0 and was brought to a halt by the now defunct Utalii FC on February 17 2002 courtesy of a 0 – 2 home loss.
AFC Leopards on the other hand, last lost a league match on Sunday 24 July 2011, to Gor Mahia, which was also the last before Dutch born Jan Koops’ took full charge and have since not tasted defeat. They will set a new record if they avoid defeat in their next game, against Rangers FC on Saturday 7 March.