At last AFC Leopards hit the summit

  Posted: 25 Feb 12, 17:01

By: Dennis Kituyi

It might have taken a while, but finally, AFC Leopards are top of the Kenyan Premier League.

Ingwe saw off the challenge of Oserian 2-0 at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, Saturday 25 February 2012.

Allan Wanga and Mike Baraza were on target for Leopards as they usurped Sofapaka to take over the league leadership. Sofapaka had earlier beat SoNy Sugar 1-0 in Kisii.

Wanga opened the scoring after 21 minutes, heading in from close range after Oserian goalkeeper Enoch Obong'o came off his line and failed to make any contact on the ball, allowing the striker a free header.


Leopards dominated the entire first half with Wanga and fellow striker Jimmy Bageya imposing themselves on a shell shocked Oserian.

Wanga should have scored earlier on, missing a good opportunity after being played in by Charles Okwemba, but he would make no mistake when Salim Kinje floated in a perfect free-kick.

The second half was also one way traffic with Wanga again guilty of missing guilt edged opportunities.

Oserian tried to get back in the game and gave Leopards some nervy moments, but the game was done, when Baraza, a substitute in place of Charles Okwemba slotted home after good wing play from Jimmy Bageya after 77 minutes.

Top of the table

Leopards saw off the last couple of minutes to maintain their clean sheet and go top of the table, on goal difference from Sofapaka.

Both sides have seven points, but Leopards have a superior goal difference, having not conceded a goal this season. SoNy Sugar are third with six points.


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