Visiting AFC Leopards broke their Bukhungu jinx with a 2-1 win over hosts Kakamega Homeboyz, a round 13 BetKing Premier League fixture played from 3 pm.
Homeboyz, who have in the past served only heartbreak to Leopards at the venue, went down on ten minutes through Clyde Senaji. Rupia Elvis would double the lead for a 2-0 half time lead.
Eston Esiye’s goal in the first minute of added time of the first half was disallowed as Allan Wanga, the provider of the assist, was adjudged to have been in an offside position. Wanga would then pull one back before the hour mark in the second half but that was it all for Homeboyz.
Leopards were first uproot and with a corner kick won, centre-back Clyde Senaji went ahead to try his luck. He would score on ten minutes to give the visitors the lead. One minute latter though, Tedian Esilaba would go down after pulling a hamstring and captain Robinson Kamura had to come in in a very early substitution.
Elvis Rupia almost doubled the lead on 19 minutes but David Juma, in goal for Homeboyz, contained his effort. Rupia would however show up in the 29th minute, set up by Marvin Nabwire to drive home the second.
Ingwe would carry this lead into the break.
The hosts came out guns blazing in the second half and threw in David Okoth and Opoku Stephen for Shami Kibwana and Estone Esiye.
Okoth would be the one responsible for Homeboyz’s first goal scored by Wanga as the experienced former international arrived on time to meet Okoth’s delivery from the left.
Leopards then sat back as the hosts pressed for the equaliser, counting on counter attacks whenever Homeboyz lost possession in the final third. This period of play would see George Odiwour yellow carded after thwarting a Leopards counter attack with his hand at the middle of the park.
Coach Muyoti Nicholas’ final roll of the dice was Christopher Masinza and Olaniyi Fasanmi in for Wanga and Etyang Stephen. All the two could conjure up was pressure against Leopards who defended resolutely to bag the three set of points in Bukhungu.