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Sofapaka bite Leopards in Narok

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 – Sofapaka bounced back to winning ways after beating AFC Leopards 2-1 in a Kenyan Premier League catch-up fixture played on Wednesday at the Narok Stadium.The win saw Sofapaka climb to seventh on the log with six points, handing a sigh of relief to under fire head coach Sam Ssimbwa. AFC Leopards on the other hand remain 11th with four points though they have a game in hand.Entering the clash from a 3-1 defeat away to Mathare United, Sofapaka needed to pick maximum points to ease pressure on Ssimbwa and he had Umaru Kasumba to thank when the striker opened early scoring just two minutes after kick-off.Kasumba made good use of Stephen Waruru’s cross to find an early opener that disorganized a Leopards side that was seeking to win their second successive win after beating Ulizi Stars 2-1 in their last fixture.However, Ingwe found the equaliser through Ezekiel Odera in the 25th minute after being set up by Moses Mburu from the midfield.Sofapaka keeper, Mathias Kigonya stood tall in between the sticks, saving Brian Marita’s shot before denying Leopards the second when his defenders failed to stop Marita, Odera and Lukooya one-two inside the box.On the other end, AFC Leopards shot-stopper, Jairus Adira was also alert denying Michael Oduor who had attempted to unleash a cracker from outside the box before he saved Waruru’s effort.The second half saw Sofapaka reclaim the lead and solidify it when experienced Kevin Kimani tapped home a Kepha Aswani cross two minutes after the hour mark.AFC Leopards will next travel away to Sony Sugar in the round 5 matches while Sofapaka host Posta Rangers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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KCCA FC target Kyetume scalp

first_imgKCCA drew 1-1 with URA FC in their last gme. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League KCCA FC vs Kyetume FC StarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 23-11-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – KCCA FC will be hoping to return to winning ways when they host Kyetume at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Saturday afternoon.After winning five games in a row, Mike Mutebi’s side drew 1-1 with URA FC on Wednesday, a result that did not help their bid for a third consecutive title.However, on Friday, leaders Vipers SC also drew 1-1 at Maroons and that should work as motivation for the Kasasiros going into the game against Kyetume.“Like i said before the Vipers game, we are playing the remaining first round fixtures like they are all finals, noted KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi.“We were disappointed that we did not win against URA FC but that is now behind us and we are gunning for three points against Kyetume.“They (Kyetume) are a good side with several experienced players but i know we have quality to get past them especially at home.”Speaking of quality, KCCA FC indeed posses loads of it. Following the return of Charles Lukwago, Nicholas Kasozi and Allan Okello, the Kasasiros will once again feature a near to full-strength side against the Slaughters.Ahead of Saturday’s encounter, they have also been boosted by the return of long-term absentee Julius Poloto. Poloto has been out for close to a year but started training with the first team this week although he may not be risked on Saturday. Simon Sserunkuma has also resumed training after a brief lay-off. However, Mutebi will be without Jackson Nunda, Jurua Hassan, Sadam Juma, and Sadat Anaku are ruled out due to injury.KCCA FC start the day still on course to ending the first round on top of the standings.Currently, they sit 4th with 23 points, 11 behind leaders Vipers SC who have played five more games.For Kyetume, after an ‘ok’ start to the league, things have taken a down-ward trend in the past couple of weeks.They fired their head coach George Best Nsimbe and have lost all of their last threw games.They currently sit 12th on the log with 16 points, just four above the relegation zone.However, they have a few players they can bank on ahead of Saturday’s game. In Robert Ssentongo and Vincent Kayizi, they have two former KCCA FC players who have alot to prove after leaving Lugogo on a sad note.Whether Ssentongo and Kayizi can inspire Kyetume past KCCA, remain to be seen.Match FactsThis will be the first meeting between the two sides as Kyetume are currently in their debut top flight campiagn.KCCA FC head into thw encounter unbeaten in their last six league games (W5 D1).At home, Mutebi’s charges are yet to lose a game this campaign, winning four and drawing the other two of the six they have played so far.For Kyetume, the come into the game having lost five of their past six games (W1 D0).Away from home, they have lost all their last three encounters, conceding 11 goals whilst scoring just one.The other game on Saturday-URA FC vs Express FC @3pmComments Tags: allan okelloJulius polotoKCCA FCKyetume FCMike MutebiUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

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