0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata reacts during a past match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27- AFC Leopards missed out on the opportunity of moving to second spot in the Kenyan Premier League table after being held to a barren draw by hosts Zoo Kericho on Wednesday afternoon.The home side were wasteful having had the biggest chances of the game, all going to waste on an afternoon that AFC seemed to have fizzled off their element that had seen them win four matches back to back in all competitions. Ingwe had to finish off the final few seconds of the game with 10 men, Marvin Omondi being sent off in added time after an off the ball incident.Zoo benefited from the point at home, the result pushing them two places up in the standings to 13th and easing their relegation fears.By half time, Zoo should have been at least two goals Up on the balance of chances they created. In the 17th minute, Dominic Kiprono had a golden chance when Mike Madoya beat Keeper Ezekiel Owade from the left and passed straight down to Bernard Odhiambo who teed up Kiprono.However, the midfielder who was starting ahead of Nicholas Kipkurui saw his pale effort cleared off the line by Moses Mburu.In the 24th minute, Madoya was played through by Bernard Odhiambo but the pint-sized midfielder’s shot from the right went wide when he had time and space to control and put in a more dangerous shot.Zoo Kericho’s Nicholas Kipkirui shielding AFC Leopards’ Duncan Otieno when the two sides clashed in the first leg in Machakos.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOn the half hour mark, Zoo had another chance on an afternoon where they were slicing the Ingwe defense down for fun. Stanislas Akiya broke off on the right before cutting back a cross, but Dennis Chetambe tapped the ball wide.Three minutes to the break, the home side had yet another glorious opportunity when Odhiambo floated in an inviting cross from the right, but Madoya’s weak connection with a header at the back post brushed off Salim Abdallah for a corner.In the early exchanges though Leopards had some chances to score, first Robinson Kamura’s freekick going straight to the Zoo keeper in the sixth minute while in the 13th minute Brian Marita’s header off a Kamura freekick was well saved by the keeper.At the start of the second half, Ingwe coach Zapata made changes pulling out Victor Majid for top scorer Whyvonne Isuza in a bid to bolster the attack that had been kept at bay all game.In the second half, Ingwe coach Zapata started off with a change in personnel, Victor Majid paving way for top scorer Whyvonne Isuza in midfield.But still, it was the home side who continued to create the better chances in front of goal and just three minutes in, keeper Owade pulled off a brilliant save to keep AFC in the game, leaping high to tip over a ferocious shot from distance by Chetambe.Zoo Kericho head coach Sammy Okoth. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the 54th minute, Kiprono should have done better after breaking the offside trap on the right, but his final decision to go at goal himself instead of cutting back for his teammates better placed was futile as he hit the side netting.Ten minutes later, AFC were forced into another goalline clearance, this time Salim Abdallah rising to head away a freekick from Isaac Kipyegon which had curled beyond Owade.In the 66th minute, Madoya made an attempt to atone for his earlier misses with a shot from distance which was spilled by Owade into the feet of Odhiambo, the striker tapping the rebound wide unmarked. However, the linesman’s flag was up for offside sparing him the blushes.With quarter of an hour left, Zapata went all out offensive, pulling out right back Dennis Sikhayi for new signing Eugene Mukangula.AFC had two late chances with Marita and Mukangula’s shots both being saved by the keeper.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
DONEGAL’S county players are furious today, claiming the fixtures committee in the county have failed to take account of county training with just a few weeks to go until Donegal’s Championship clash with Tyrone in Ballybofey.Jim McGuinness’s squad train on Saturdays – but some players then face journeys to away matches with their clubs.Gaoth Dobhair’s Eamon McGee is among the county players who have hit out at the move. It’s understood the players had asked for training to be on one day and matches to be on another – alternating between Saturdays and Sundays.McGee has county training this Saturday – followed by an away trip to Killybegs.He said accused the competitions committee of making “a hash of things.” COUNTY PLAYERS SLAM FIXTURE COMMITTEE AS GAMES CLASH WITH TRAINING was last modified: May 3rd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COUNTY PLAYERS SLAM FIXTURE COMMITTEE AS GAMES CLASH WITH TRAINING
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Winter concert will feature the Placerita Junior High orchestra and chorus, 7:30 p.m. today in the Hart High auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-1551. Winter band concert, 7:30 p.m. today in the small gym at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert E. Lee Parkway, Canyon Country. Admission is free. Call (661) 298-8140. Winter concert will feature Canyon High School, 7:30 p.m. today and Wednesday at La Mesa Junior High, 26623 May Way, Canyon Country. Admission: $6. Call (661) 252-6110. Saugus High Winter Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hart Auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $7. Call (661) 297-3900. Canyon High Winter Dinner Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday at La Mesa Junior High, 26623 May Way, Canyon Country. Tickets: $10. Call (661) 252-6110. West Ranch Winter Concert will feature the orchestra, jazz and symphonic bands, 7 p.m. Thursday at Rancho Pico Junior High, 26250 W. Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 222-1220. Winter Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday at Sierra Vista Junior High, 19425 W. Stillmore St., Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-3113. Dessert Carol Night silent auction and performance, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the multipurpose room at Valencia High School, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $12. Call (661) 294-1188. “Curtain Going Up” will be presented, 7 p.m. Thursday at Arroyo Seco Junior High, 27171 N. Vista Delgado Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 296-0991. Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale, through Saturday in the Art Gallery at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-3612. “The Little Prince” will be performed, 5 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Black Box Theatre at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. “A Christmas Carol” will be presented, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 18 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.