AFC Leopards get walkover as Wazito hold Mathare United

By Standard Team: Sunday, October 6th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football
Mathare United coach against Wazito FC during their KPL match at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday 05/10/19. [Boniface Okendo,Standard]

Sony Sugar handed out the first walk-over in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) this season after failing to turn up for their home match against AFC Leopards at Awendo Stadium.

This happened as the financial crunch began hitting hard months after league sponsors SportPesa pulled out.

Leopards were handed three points after waiting for 30 minutes for their opponents to turn up.

Sony Sugar have been struggling financially since last season when their sponsors pulled out, a development that led to a mass exodus of players.

Before the beginning of the season, the company announced they had signed a sponsorship deal with a Hong Kong based company but are yet to receive any money to date.

At Kasarani, Mathare United and Wazito drew 2-2 in an exciting fixture that saw coach Fred Ambani sent off for abusing the fourth official.

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Mathare United played in their new jerseys coming just a week after signing a shirt deal with betting firm Mozzart.

Bernard Ochieng put the ball into his own net to put Mathare United ahead in the 28th minute. However, the lead lasted only ten minutes as Wazito were back in the match courtesy of Victor Ndinya.

Mathare United took the lead again in the 50th minute but their former player Derick Onyango ensured Wazito got a point in the 69th minute.

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