AFC Leopards, Sharks lack bite and share spoils in barren draw at Nyayo – Capital Sports
NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 19 – AFC Leopards and Kariobangi Sharks played out to a barren draw in an FKF Premier League match at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday, with Ingwe going for the eighth match without defeat.
Both sides had chances in either half, but none could see the back of the net.
On the balance of chances, Sharks should have gone to the break at least a goal or two up. In the 10th minute, Fortune Omotto had the first opportunity when he picked the ball ahead of AFC keeper Levis Opiyo who had come off his line, but his looping ball could only land on the roof of the net.
Seven minutes later, they had another good opportunity when Tyson Otieno made a good run on the right cutting in a decent low cross into the area, but Shariff Musa’s tap at the near post was saved.
Sharks continued piling pressure on Leopards and three minutes on the turn, Omotto won the ball off Musa Oundo in the middle of the pack and fed Shariff through, but once again, Opiyo kept his side in the game with a decent save.
In the 32nd minute, Opiyp once again came off big for Leopards making a decent point blank save to deny Paul Odhiambo from point blank range twice after running into a Geoffrey Onyango cross from the left.
Leopards struggled for clear cut chances, their best coming off Victor Omune whose shot after dancing his way on the right came off the side netting.
In the second half, Leopards were off to a stronger start. Brian Wanyama had a good chance just three minutes after the restart when he was put through by Omune, but his low grass cutter rolled across the face of goal begging for a touch.
Leopards continued to press for the ooener but on the other end, they were almost caught out on the counter when Omotto put substitute Moses Shikanda through on goal, but the latter could not get a clean shot on goal.
Leopards made changes with Peter Thiong’o, Eugene Mukangula and Saad Musa being brought on to spice things up offensively, but none of the changes brought in goals with them.
Meanwhile, KCB went up to second spot in the standings after beating relegation fighting Vihiga Bullets 2-0.