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Barasa lifts Ingwe

AFC Leopards beat City Stars 1-0 at Nyayo Stadium on Friday to return to the top of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) standings.

Mike Barasa’s solitary goal from the spot to give Ingwe all three points that helped the former champions leapfrog champions Tusker to the top of the log with 37 points while City Stars remain tenth with 21.

Jimmy Bageya almost gave the hosts the lead in the third minute but Ronny Kagunzi denied him early on.

In the eighth minute Jonas Nahimana came to the rescue after the defence was caught flat footed.

Barasa opens the scoring after 23 minutes from the spot after referee James Kagera ruled that a Paul Were cross had been handled by George Mwangi though TV replays showed otherwise.

Ten minutes into the second half, Bageya squared the ball to Martin Imbalambala but his shot went over the bar as the chance opportunity went begging.

In the 69th minute, Dennis Okumu fouled Bageya and City Stars coach Gideon Ochieng was sent to the stands for remonstrating with the referee.

AFC Leopards face Karuturi Sports next while City Stars face Gor Mahia.


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