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Late goal denies AFC victory against Zoo

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AFC Leopards celebrating. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 14 – Zoo Kericho struck a late goal through captain Johnson Ligare to deny AFC Leopards victory as the two sides played to a 2-2 draw in a Kenyan Premier League match played on Saturday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Departing AFC Leopards head coach Dennis Kitambi thought he had won the match when they were leading 2-0 but a dying minute goal thwarted his ambitions of collecting maximum points.

On-form Ezekiel Odera sent AFC Leopards ahead through the penalty spot in the 27th minute after Brian Marita was fouled in the by Vincent Misikhu.

Zoo were back in the game thanks to a Nicholas Kipkirui powerful low shot to restore parity in the 32nd minute before Ingwe reclaimed the lead in the 76th minute from Whyvonne Isuza.

However, Ligare showed a character of a leader when he rose high to nod home the crucial equaliser from a well taken free-kick.

In the earlier kick-off, Nakumatt FC who have a new owner held Kariobangi Sharks to a goalless draw.

The win saw Leopards remain third on 18 points, four behind their bitter rivals Gor Mahia who are placed second and five points adrift of leaders Mathare United.

Despite bagging the point, Zoo are placed at the relegation zone at second from bottom on eight points.

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