Sofapaka Maul AFC To Clinch Top Spot In KPL
17 May 2012, 18:25
The troubled AFC Leopards team on Thursday Night once more suffered yet again a savvier blow in their efforts to clinch the top spot in KPL after they were mangled up 2 goals to nil by the revamped Sofapaka at Nyayo Stadium.
In a first half of the game that started with AFC Ingwe showing their true character of dominating the game almost gave them a goal in the 10th minute when Bernard Mang’oli was able to make his way into Sofapaka territory unmarked after receiving a superb ball from Victor Ochieng but only his shot went far to wide off the goal post of the Batoto Ba Mungu Sofapaka.moule
The AFC side were not yet done with their attacking as in the 14th minute of the game Oscar Kadenge was able to maneuver the Sofapaka defence driving a low shot supply of ball but the goalkeeper Duncan Ochieng was able to deny him the chance to score the goal.
But upon that only chance for Ingwe the Sofapaka side retaliated on the other side with a goal courtesy of John Baraza who was able to receive an areal ball from Musa Mudde that he headed in forcing the entire noisy Ingwe fans to go into a silent mode.
After receiving that rude a wakening, AFC once gain tried to assembled their side as they started piling more pressure on the Sofapaka side and their efforts almost paid off in the 25th minute of the game after once again Martin Imbalala was able to wrestle for a spill ball from Sofapaka errant defence to clear a ball but the Blue Triangle goalkeeper Duncan Ochieng was able to punch away the ball.
But few minutes of added time of the first half Baraza unmarked drove a ball into the nets using his hand missing the eye of center referee an act that brought the game into a stand still for few minutes.
In the second Half of the game the unstoppable side Sofapaka started dominating balls in their on usual ways of passing low and accurate balls forcing the Ingwe men to chase the ball that they seemed not to find it at all.
But even after coach Jon Koops of Ingwe decided to apply some new tack ties in to the game by bringing in Charles Okwemba and Jimmy Bageya, to replace Victor Ochieng and Oscar Kadenge that still did not change much the game as the Sofapaka Boys continued showing their prowess into a game that they had taken full control of it.
Sofapaka who seemed to have firmly possed the ball lost their focus of the game allowing Martin a shocking wave of a goal from the edge of the Sofapaka side but after tussling for a ball against the the Blue Triangle defence boys.
After this win, it left ingwe at the same position number 3 while the Sofapaka ended their first leg season at the top of the table of KPL with 32 points.
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