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Sat, Oct

Leopards Ripple Zoo as Resurgence Continues

AFC Leopards' resurgence under coach Robert Matano continued as they picked an emphatic 3-1 victory on the road against Zoo Kericho at the Kericho Green Stadium, Sunday (10) afternoon.

Ray Omondi's first half double had the hosts stunned as the two sides went into the breather with the visitors deservedly ahead. Marcellus Ingotsi has been at the center of Ingwe's revival since Matano took charge in mid July and the youngster created the opener, his well-floated corner kick being bundled home by Omondi.

The former Thika United man was at it again at the half hour mark as the Leopards stretched their lead, going 2-0 up at the interval.

Vincent Oburu made it 3-0 off an Ingotsi pass barely ten 10 minutes after the resumption to all but assure Ingwe of the three points. They wouldn't keep a clean sheet though as Zoo pulled one back in the 83rd minute, predictably through the lethal Nicholas Kipkirui.

Leopards' victory came at the back of an impressive one-all draw against Mashemeji Derby rivals and current league leaders Gor Mahia before the international break.

Leopards, 14th before this clash, moved above Zoo into 12th with 27 points and a game in hand. Zoo shaded two spots meanwhile.

In other matches, Sony Sugar ensured Tusker FC's hopes of defending their title will need more than a miracle following a 2-0 home success in Awendo. Former Bandari FC striker George Abege netted both goals for Salim Babu's side as they picked vital points in their quest to move further up the log and out of relegation equation.

Sofapaka, increasingly Gor Mahia's only title rivals, ran out with a 4-1 victory over Chemelil Sugar to reduce the deficit at the top to 6 points. Umaru Kasumba picked the match ball following a hat-trick with Ezekiel Okare getting the other.

The league continues this midweek with all but one game being played Wednesday (13)