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Sat, Oct

Cubs Thump Alswafa After Stumbling in Zion

After seeing their seven match unbeaten run come to an abrupt end on Saturday at the Police Band grounds, South B, thanks to a shock 3-2 loss to minnows Zion Fc, AFC Leopards Youth came into the Sunday evening clash against Kibera’s Alswafa at the Woodley grounds needing all three points to rekindle their dented run.

And the Boniface Ambani led boys did just that, storming to a 4-1 half time lead. The Cubs coach Boniface Ambani rung several changes to his squad that had lost to Zion Fc,  with  John Karissa replacing Mungai Majani in goal. Francis Maina came into the right back position in the absence of the injured captain Stephano Tololwa, in the heart of midfield saw Dempsey replace Wafula Wekesa, and on the left flank Maxwel Fundi filled in for the ill-missing left footed winger, Kevin Otieno.

Leopards started the match on a high pegging the home side, Alswafa in their half and it didn’t take long before Valdo Madegwa connected well with Austin Ochieng to give Leopards the lead. Soon after the first goal, the ever industrious Valencia added Leopards second goal after going past Alswafa’s backline. Minutses latter, Austin Ochieng once again proved he is a dead ball specialist with a well taken free kick which left the Alswafa goal keeper well beaten for Cubs third goal.

Austin, would again turn provider minutes later as his pinpoint cross was nodded in by the Zoo Kericho bound central defender Hillary Minishi. The match seem at this point destined for a 0-4 halftime break but the cubs defence failed to deal with a cross from the right which eventually found its way to an unmarked Alswafa striker for a easy tap in to an empty net.

The second half saw both sides try to get a goal but both defenses stood their ground as the match ended for the cubs. The win means that Afc Leopards youth top the table with 22 points, seven wins a draw and a loss.