BY SAMSON MBII,CORRESPONDENT 1ST JULY 2017-AFC Leopards suffered yet another embarrassing defeat in the hands of Kariobangi Sharks after being beaten 2-0 in a Kenyan Premier League match at Afraha Stadium, Nakuru County on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Leopards will blame themselves for making obvious blunders in the first a half making no serious inroads in their opponents rearguard. Kariobangi Sharks scored the opener in the 50th minute when Ibrima Sanne entered the porous rear guard and unleashed a feeble shot that beat Ian Otieno in goal.
The goal threw , AFC Leopards out of balance making ag coach Tom Juma to made three changes by introducing new signings Ray Omondi, Hezron Kizito and Mudde Musa in place of Samuel Ndung’u, Whyvonne Isuza and off colour field captain Duncan Otieno.
On the opposite side coach Mluhya brought in Okelia Ochieng’ and Rodgers Omondi for Duke Abuya and Ibrima Sanne.
AFC Leopards nearly equalized in the 60th minute when Vincent Oburu soared high inside the box but missed the target with his header.
Sharks should have extended their slim lead moments later when Tayo Mathews raced deep into Leopards defence and laid on the path of the racing striker Eli Asieche who in turn fired a rocket which was blocked by goalkeeper Ian Otieno.
However in the 82nd minute things continued to worsen for AFC Leopards after the Sharks scored through Mathew Tayo .
Coach Tom Juma conceded defeat and admitted his charges were not in good form.
“Kariobangi Sharks were a strong side and I’m disappointed by the defeat. We must work hard because winning Gotv and losing the league matches is not good for us’ said coach Juma.
An elated coach William Mluhya hailed his boys for turning the game in the second half.
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