AFC Leopards kickoff BPL season with Tusker win

AFC Leopards kicked off their 2020/21 BetKing Premier League (BPL) season with a 2-1 win over Tusker FC in a matchday 1 encounter played at the outdoor pitch at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday 28 November.

An entertaining opening stanza saw all three goals scored with strikes from Robinson Kamura and Elvis Rupia rendering David Majak’s opener a consolation for the brewers.

Deadlock

Majak broke the deadlock with a close range low finish in the 22nd minute but Tusker’s lead was short-lived when Ingwe captain Kamura prodded home from close range to take advantage of a goalmouth melee just two minutes later.

Rupia would make sure of the points for Leopards soon after with an expertly taken spotkick.

Leopards now join Bandari and Kakamega Homeboyz at the top of the BPL standings at three points each. Bandari and Homeboyz both claimed similar 1-0 wins over Sofapaka and Vihiga United also on Saturday.

Below is how both teams lined-up;

AFC Leopards

Starting XI: John Oyemba (GK), Yusuf Maingi, Kipyegon Isaac, Clyde Sinaji, Robinson Kamura, Said Tsuma, Jaffari Owiti, Marvin Nabwire, Rupia Elvis, Austine Odhiambo, Caleb Olilo

Subs: Ezekiel Owade (GK), Washington Munene, Omar Somoebwana, Fabrice Mugheni, Hansel Ochieng, Harrison Mwendwa

Tusker FC

Starting XI: Emrey Mvuyekure (GK), Wellington Ochieng, Sammy Meja, Eugene Asike, Hashim Sempala, Chris Oruchum, Luke Namanda, Kevin Okoth, David Majak, Chrispinus Onyango, Boniface Muchiri

Subs: Michael Wanjala (GK), Kevin Monyi, Rodgers Aloro, Apollo Otieno, Michael Madoya, Jackson Macharia, Chris Ochieng

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