Mount Kenya United 0-2 AFC Leopards: Mukhekhe brace helps Ingwe sink MKU

Boniface Mukhekhe came on from the bench to help AFC Leopards win the encounter against his former side
Boniface Mukhekhe came on from the bench to help AFC Leopards win the encounter against his former side

AFC Leopards needed two goals from Boniface Mukhekhe to end a five-match winless run in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) on Thursday.

Mukhekhe punished the already relegated Mount Kenya United side with two goals in the second half. The goals helped the midfielder open his goal account since joining AFC Leopards in April.

Both teams wasted glorious goalscoring chances in the first 10 minutes of the game with Paul Were coming close for AFC Leopards, while John Ndirangu and Nyakan missed for the home team.

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Musa Ekai could not put the ball into an almost empty net after he was put through by Nyakan in the 14th minute. Ekai, with only Erick Ndayishimiye to beat in goal failed to bury the chance.

Had Ekai scored, Ndayishimiye would have taken full blame for failing to clear the ball from his area in time, allowing Nyakan to pick the ball and tee up Ekai.

Were wasted another open chance for AFC Leopards in the 27th minute after he was played through on goal by Whyvonne Isuza. His shot went off target as Ingwe grew into the game after a slow start.

Vincent Oburu wasted another good chance in the 34th minute while Isuza could not add his sixth goal of the season after he failed to capitalize in the 38th-minute.

Mukhekhe scored the first goal of the match in the 74th minute. Ingwe broke on a counter-attack and Mukhekhe got through with speed, and then with precision he slotted the ball past his former goalkeeper Philip Odhiambo.

Mukhekhe did not stop there, as he slotted the second goal for AFC Leopards in the 88th minute of play. Isuza should be given credit for creating the second goal for Ingwe.

AFC Leopards will face Tusker on May 26 before concluding the season with a match against Western Stima. For MKU, who have already been relegated, they will face Kariobangi Sharks and finally Ulinzi Stars.

Mount Kenya United XI: Philip Odhiambo, Bernard Omondi, Paul Kamau, Kelvin Omondi, Norman Werunga, Joseph Wanyonyi, Kelvin Thairu, Nashon Thiong'o, Musa Ekai, Brian Nyakan and John Ndirangu.

Subs: Morzart Adjetey, Ali Musa, Silas Abumanga, Zunzi Kitmba, Erick Kipkirui and Stephen Obukuk.

AFC Leopards XI: Erick Ndayishimiye, Soter Kayumba, Dennis Shikhayi, Chris Oruchum, Robinson Kamura, Said Tsuma, Brian Marita, Saad Musa, Vincent Oburu, Whyvonne Isuza, and Paul Were.

Subs: Jairus Adira, Yusuf Mainge, Shami Kibwana, Eugene Mukangula, Boniface Mukhekhe, Wayi Yeka and Jaffery Owiti.

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