AFC Leopards and SoNy Sugar closed the first leg campaigns on a fair note settling for a one all draw with millers SoNy Sugar at the Mumias Sports Complex Wednesday 20 June 2012.
The match was more of a balanced affair as SoNy gave as much as they received from high flying Ingwe through the match.
AFC Leopards caused an early scare in the match with the day’s captain Mike Baraza weaving through the Millers’ defence in the 4th minute only to have his shot blocked by Oburu.
SoNy however bounced back proving more dangerous in attacks as Francis Ocholla and Enock Agwanda combined well with the former missing two headers in the 6th and 14th minute.
Wanga also missed a clear header in the 11th minute with Wilson Oburu standing firmly on his way to deny Ingwe the early lead.
A goal ahead
SoNy however took the driving seat in the 40th minute after an Enock Agwanda left foot drive that left Barbanus Tiema for dead from a Marwa Chamberi cross.
AFC bounced back pushing the Millers into their own half and forcing them to concede consecutive corners and fouls in the process.
The second half witnessed various changes for both sides as both coaches made relevant changes to their squads.
AFC brought in Jimmy Bageya for Ezekiel Seda while SoNy countered the move bringing in a defender Cyrus Shitote for Marwa Chamberi.
This proved fruitful for the hosts as they pushed the ball into SoNy’s defence with Bageya dancing his way from the left flank.
Ingwe maintained their attacks with Allan Wanga leveling the scores in the 56th minute through a header after a superb cross from Misses Mwangi.
SoNy however bounced back but Agwanda wasted another open chance shooting straight into Tiema’s hands two minutes later.
Bageya continued to irritate the SoNy defence into the dying minutes of the match but the going was made hard by SoNy defender who defender with their lives.
The draw leaves AFC still in the third position while SoNy are at 12th on the standings.