Written by Silas Kibet Kemboi
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AFC Leopard fans at Nyayo Stadium
Sofapaka advanced into the match and were dominating the affairs by the 13th minute.John Baraza capitalized on the strength to give his side a lead in the 15th minute, heading in a Musa Mudde cross.
Baraza was back again in the first minute of first half added time, managing to push the ball into Sofapaka’s net using his hand.
The deed missed the eye of the center referee, who after consultation ruled out the goal and booked the player.
Coming into the second half Coach Jan Koops seeing the urgent need to score, brought in Charles Okwemba and Jimmy Bageya, to replace Victor Ochieng and Oscar Kadenge.
However, two minutes later, a defensive mix-up awarded John Baraza another chance, which he used effectively, to double his side’s lead.
Eight minutes later, Martin Imbalambala found the ball just outside the Sofapaka Box and drove it goalwards and it deflected off Sofapaka’s defenders to land in the wharf
After the match, Sofapaka 1-2 and are the timid champions after the first leg, with five points keeping them away from AFC, who have a match at hand.
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