AFC Leopards, Rangers, KCB suffer shock defeats in KPL matches
City Stars Ugandan import Dan Sserenkuma was in his sparkling form grabbing a brace in the 56th and 70th minute. On both occasion,Leopards Keeper Patrick Matasi was to blame as he left the goal unattended. Boniface Onyango scored in the 63rd minute after he was set through by Francis Thairu to shatter Leopards hopes of making a great recovery.
AFC Leopards woes started midway in the first half when dependable defender Eric Masika limped off.He was replaced by Charles Okwemba. This was Leopards second defeat of the season after suffering a 2-0 defeat in the hands of Tusker fc barely afortnight ago.The loss comes at a time when the Leopards hierarchy is rocked by leadership tussles and it remains unclear if the squabbles
have boile d down to the pitch.They have now just picked one point from a possible nine in their last three matches.
Leopards however displayed brilliant football despite the loss.Victor Ochieng,Allan Wanga and Mike Barasa had good chances to convert especially in the first half but City Stars Keeper Ronnie Kagunzi was equal to the task. Leopards fans took the defeat with true sportsmanship by giving the players thunderous applause after the final whistle.
Dutch coach Jan Koop s blamed the loss to lack of fighting spirit and the injury of defense cornerstone Eric Masika.
”Masika’s injury affected the rythm of the game more so in defense. Losing is part of the game ,but we shall bounce back”said he. In other similar matches, Tusker Fc maintained their winning ways with a 4-2 drubbing over struggling Rangers FC in an early kick off tie staged at the Nyayo National Stadium. Elsewhere,Muhoroni Sugar staged a remarkable fightback to defeat Kenya Commercial Bank(KCB) at Muhoroni grounds to revive their comeback.