Tusker held, Leopards capitulate like a house of cards
AFC Leopards failed to rise to the occasion when it mattered, losing 2-0 to a relentless Nzoia Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Mumias Complex on Wednesday.
Ingwe buoyed by their recent heroics in the GOtv-Shield were widely expected to prevail but could not muster the bravery to win the match, capitulating like a house built on quick sand.
Lawrence Juma opened the scores for Nzoia, dinking past the advancing Gabriel Andika in Ingwe goal before Brian Yakhama rifled in the winner to deflate the big cats.
At the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, hosts Ulinzi Stars settled for a disappointing one -all- draw with visiting Kariobangi Sharks.
At the Ruaraka grounds in Nairobi, Nigerian Onwudi Chibueze scored the lone goal as relegation threatened Thika United fell Sony Sugar 1-0.
Elsewhere, in Chemelil, dethroned champions Tusker settled for a 1-1 draw with determined Chemelil Sugar.
Humphrey Mieno fired the brewers to the lead at the stroke of half- time, capitalizing on a rebound from a corner, but Chemelil were unrelenting, equalizing from the spot in the second half.
Collins Shivachi had an awful afternoon handing in the box, and Kyata Asmani had the simplest of tasks, stepping up to drill home, sending the ageless custodian Duncan Ochieng the wrong way.
Chemelil Sugar 1-1 Tusker
AFC Leopards 0-2 Nzoia Sugar
Ulinzi Stars 1-1 Kariobangi Sharks
Posta Rangers 1-0 KK Homeboyz
Thika United 1-0 Sony Sugar
Muhoroni Youth 2-6 Bandari
Additional reporting by Isaac Swila and Evans Asiba