Mixed fortunes mark the first day of 2nd leg of sportpesa premier league

Mixed fortunes mark the first day of 2nd leg of sportpesa premier league

BY SAMSON MBII/CORRESPONDENT,17TH JUNE 2017-As the second round of  the SportPesa Premier League  kicked off  Saturday AFC Leopards under steward   of new coach Dorian Marin with a barren draw against Mathare United in a tightly  contested match at Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday June 17th.

In results from the other league matches played Saturday, Chemelil Sugar edged visiting Nzoia Sugar 2-1 in Awasi, whilst Posta Rangers and Thika United settled for a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Thika Sub-County Stadium.

Back  in Nairobi  Mathare United were fast off the blocks seemingly in search of an early goal that never materialised.

Daniel Mwaura, who was featuring on the right hand side of midfield, was lively for the Slum Boys. With five minutes played, he easily beat his marker and send through an inviting cross into the area.

Leopards’ custodian Ian Otieno was forced to race off his line and gathered the resultant cross.

The home team thereafter threatened to score, first through Gilbert Fiamenyo at the quarter-hour mark.

The Ghanaian striker, who has five league goals to his name, would, however, scuffle his shot off the mark with goalkeeper Wycliffe Kasaya barely troubled.

Fiamenyo’s striking partner Vincent Oburu also unleashed a rasping goal bound shot following a solo run off the left flank on the half hour mark, but this effort was also off the mark.

At the sugar belt, Harambee Stars’s  Masita Masuta gave visiting Nzoia Sugar a halftime lead.

John Mwita levelled the scores after the restart, before Victor Majid secured maximum points for his side in the 55th minute from the spot.

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