AFC Leopards held by minnows in friendly ahead of Nzoia Sugar clash

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FOOTBALL AFC Leopards held by minnows in friendly ahead of Nzoia Sugar clash

Festus Chuma 18:29 - 29.02.2024

AFC Leopards drew in a friendly at Vapor Grounds, Ngong on Thursday showcasing team depth ahead of their upcoming FKF-PL match at Nyayo Stadium.

AFC Leopards were held to a 1-1 draw in a midweek friendly match against National Super League side Rainbow FC at the Vapor Grounds, Ngong.

The contest saw the full roster of Leopards getting valuable playtime ahead of their crucial FKF-PL match against Nzoia Sugar FC.

Victor Otieno emerged as the lone scorer for the Leopards in a game that extended to 120 minutes.

The friendly was part of AFC Leopards' intensive preparations for their Sunday clash on 3rd March 2024 against Nzoia Sugar FC. 

Currently, the Leopards find themselves in the 8th spot of the Kenya Premier League standings, with a total of 31 points accumulated this season. 

Ingwe's journey so far has been marked by 7 wins, 10 draws, and 5 losses across all competitions, demonstrating a win rate of 32%. 

At home, their performance slightly improves, displaying a win rate of 36% with 19 goals scored and 15 conceded, averaging 0.73 goals per match in home games.

In an impressive display of form, AFC Leopards have managed to secure 5 wins and a draw in their last 6 games, indicating a resurgence and a potentially strong finish to the season. 

On the other hand, their upcoming opponents, Nzoia Sugar FC, are languishing at the 18th position in the league standings with 16 points, having faced 4 wins, 4 draws, and a staggering 14 losses. 

Nzoia Sugar's win rate stands at 18%, with a slight improvement to 20% in away matches. 

Their goal difference paints a grim picture, with 17 goals scored and 34 conceded, which translates to an average of 0.80 goals per match in away settings.

The upcoming fixture against Nzoia Sugar FC is crucial for both teams, as they look to improve their standings in the league. 

For AFC Leopards, the match presents an opportunity to climb higher up the league table and solidify their position within the top ten. 

Nzoia Sugar, desperate for points, will be looking to upset the Leopards and escape the relegation zone.

The match is scheduled to be played at Nyayo Stadium and will kick off at 3.00pm, promising to be a thrilling encounter between two teams with much at stake.

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