BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,20TH AUG 2017-AFC leoprads proofed strong for Wazito FC in a Sheild cup match played at the Nyayo stadium on Sunday 20th Aug to book a slot into semi finals.Alexis Kitenge’s hatrick of penalties and Marcelus ‘Adebayor’ Ingotsi’s brace helped AFC Leopards to a healthy 7-1 win over National Super League (NSL) side Wazito FC .
The 2013 champions showed intent of going all the way to bag the title with an emphatic start, two penalties within three minutes giving them a foothold of the game with Wazito yet to get their feet on the ground.
Wazito goalkeeper Stephen Njung’e had a difficult time giving out the first penalty and then adding insult to injury punching Mike Kibwage’s cross from the right into his own net and letting the ball slide under his arm for Ingwe’s sixth in the second half.
Ingwe got into the lead in the sixth minute when Njung’e brought down Harun Nyakha inside the box when he went all out to pick the ball off his feet and Kitenge did not disappoint from the spot hitting the ball low and hard.
Three minutes later, Wazito conceded a penalty, this time Dennis Gicheru handling the ball inside the box as his clearing header from an Aziz Okaka cross ricocheted off his team mate and back to his arm. Kitenge once again stepped up making no mistake to double the lead.
Wazito had taken time to get into the game and the two quick goals shook them off balance. They struggled to get their act back together and when they finally did as the half wore on, got chances to score.
At the end of playing time it was AFC Leopards 7 Wazito FC 1
A hatrick from Alexis Kitenge ,brace from Marcellus Ingotsi and a goal each from Mike Kibwage and Samuel Ndung’u are all they needed to qualify for the GOtv semi finals.