Leopards seeking second derby win in 2017 as they tackle Homeboyz

  Posted: 20 May, 12:16

By: Collins Amanga

Having beaten Nzoia Sugar in the first Derby clash AFC Leopards will be hoping to bring to an end the bad run witnessed recently in the league as they face Kakamega Homeboyz at Mumias Complex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Head to Head

It will be the fifth league meeting this two sides. In the past four meetings Leopards has three wins while Homeboyz has one win. Those four matches have produced 14 goals, eight goals being scored by Leopards while Kakamega Homeboyz scored six goals.

AFC Leopards last visit to Mumias Complex was a disaster, as they conceded three goals in 30 minutes and at the end Homeboyz won 4-1. In the first leg played at Nyayo Stadium in March 2016, Leopards won 2-1.

Head to head

Homeboyz        4-1  AFC Leopards   

AFC Leopards  2-1  Homeboyz          

AFC Leopards 2-1   Homeboyz          

Homeboyz    0-3    AFC Leopards

Kakamega Homeboyz

Mike Mururi coached side is placed ninth on the league standings with 14 points just one behind AFC Leopards. They have three wins so far while other matches have seen them pick five draws and three losses.

Despite having Wycliffe Ochomo who was among the top scorers last season, the side has only scored six goals this season, which makes them the lowest scoring side alongside Muhoroni Youth and SoNy Sugar. The side has not scored more than one goal this season just like Posta Rangers and SoNy who are yet to score more than one goal this season. They have conceded just six goals and only Posta Rangers has conceded less than them.

The side has not failed to score a goal in a home match this season, and of the six goals they have so far five have come while playing in their own back yard.  Their defence has managed to keep a clean-sheet in the last two home matches. 

AFC Leopards

AFC Leopards sits eighth on the league table after picking four wins, four losses and three draws. The side is still in search of a win since matchday six. They have lost three and drawn two of the last five league matches.  They have scored 10 goals and have conceded 11.

In the last match away from home, they lost by a solitary goal to SoNy Sugar in the dying minutes of the game. The Big Cats hope is to win this match and break last season record where they only managed two away wins the entire season.

Stewart Hall will be  fighting to give Leopards a win in May something the failed to achieve last season. In 2016, Ingwe failed to pick victory in the league after beating Sofapaka on 9 April  and went on to end the eight match win-less run exactly three months later win a 4-0 win over Thika United.


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