AFC Leopards edge Tusker to move above relegation zone

By Rodgers Eshitemi: Sunday, March 10th 2019 at 09:44 GMT +3 | Football
AFC Leopards fans celebrate during their KPL match against Tusker FC at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Saturday [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

AFC Leopards continued their resurgence with a 2-1 win over Tusker in a yesterday’s SportPesa Premier League match in Machakos that saw both teams finish with 10 men each.

Congolese import Wayi Yeka and Vincent Oburu’s second-half goals are all that Leopards needed to move away from the relegation zone as Tusker suffered a fourth consecutive defeat.

Substitute Muzerwa Amini controversially pulled a goal back for the brewers but that could not save them.

Leopards had to play with a man less after Isaac Kipyegon was sent off for a second bookable offence eight minutes to halftime.

Boniface Muchiri was also red-carded on the opposite end midway through the second half.

After a frustrating barren first half, Yeka broke the dead lock in the 62nd minute by tapping home substitute Moses Mburu’s corner kick.

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This was just after the Congolese had wasted a golden chance. 

But AFC suffered an injury blow after Mburu was stretched off with a suspected knee injury.

Tusker had a chance to draw level but Llyod Wahome, who’s leaving the team after many years of service, fluffed his close-range shot.

Oburu doubled the lead in the 72nd minute when he received a through ball.