Leopards crush Sony in Awendo
Oscar Kadenge scored a brace as AFC Leopards produced a virtuoso performance thrashing Sony Sugar 3-0 in Awendo on Saturday.
Charles Okwemba scored the third as Ingwe ended Sony Sugar’s three match winning streak in a match that was held up for almost an hour because of heavy downpour.
Kadenge broke the deadlock in the eighth minute when he found himself in acres of space, easily tapping in a Francis Chinjili cross.
A charged leopards continued pilling pressure and they made it 2-0 in the 13th minute when Collins Kisuya’ pass caught the Sony defence napping and Okwemba beat gary Kawondi with a classy finish.
The second half was however delayed for 45 minutes as heavy rains pounded the stadium making the playing surface wet but resilient Leopards players took matters into their own hand draining the water off the pitch perhaps due to the urgency and importance of the match.
Referee Nicodemus Marani gave the match the go on and in the 55th minute man of the match Kadenge got his second of the day after his long range shot was deflected by Sony defender Sylvester Wanyama into his own net giving Leopards an unassailable lead amid song and dance from the many travelling fans that thronged Awendo Green Stadium.
The win ensured Leopards leapfrogged Sony Sugar moving to seventh on the log with 33 points.
“I am indeed happy with today’s performance as this has underlined our intentions in the league. The players played according to instructions as they gave 100 percent despite playing away from home,” an elated AFC Leopards coach Jan Koops told SuperSport.com.
His counterpart Francis Baraza was devastated, “I congratulate Leopards .We simply switched off and could not recover after the early goals.”