Zoo FC and AFC Leopards SC played to a scoreless draw in an entertaining match played at the Green Stadium in Kericho.
Zoo FC were wasteful upfront and missed open chances to kill the game from the onset. Bernard Odhiambo set up Dominic Kiprono with with a pinpoint cross in the 17th minute but the latter’s feeble shot was easily dealt with by AFC Leopards custodian Ezekiel Owade.
10 minutes later Bernard Odhiambo missed a glorious opportunity to open the scoring as he placed his shot wide from inside the box after an inviting pass from Stanslaus Akiya. AFC Leopards introduced Whyvonne Isuza for Victor Majid after the break but it is Zoo who continued to threat. Danson Chetambe forced Owade into a fine save to push out his hard shot from the edge of the box in the 50th minute.
Kiprono missed another glorious chance from inside the box at the hours’ mark and was later replaced by Derick Anami. Ingwe coach Rodolfo Zapata introduced Eugene Mukangula for Dennis Sikhayi and opted for a back three in obvious attempt to push more men upfront but this still didn’t bear fruits. Marvin Nabwire was sent off for an off the ball incidence involving Danson Chetambe as the game ended 0-0.
It was a very exciting game as both teams created chances but on our end we could not finish. It was good game to watch and the effort from my players was commendable. It is step by step progress and we will work on our mistakes. – AFC Leopards Coach, Rodolfo Zapata
“We created several good chances that unfortunately we couldn’t convert. We next face Posta Rangers in an away game and I am optimistic we will register a better result as we play well away from home.” – Zoo FC Coach, Sammy Okoth
Kakamega Homeboyz vs Kariobangi Sharks
The Kakamega Homeboyz vs Kariobangi Sharks match was rained off in the 83rd minutes with the two teams tied in a 1-1 draw.
Vincent Wasambo opened the scoring in the 25th for Sharks and George Mandela leveled the scores in the 80th minute. However, with the rains pounding hard, the game had to be stopped with seven minutes to stoppage time.
As per KPL policy, the match will be replayed tomorrow, Thursday 28th June at the Bukhungu Stadium from 10:00 am.