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Elvis Rupia celebrates with teammates after scoring against Kariobangi Sharks. PHOTO/AFC Leopards

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KCB beat Stima to reclaim KPL top spot, AFC Leopards silence Sharks

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 24 – Kenya Commercial Bank reclaimed top spot in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League with a 3-1 thrashing of Western Stima while AFC Leopards picked a second consecutive victory after beating Kariobangi Sharks 2-0 in Nairobi.

The bankers were temporarily dislodged from the top by Tusker FC who won 2-1 away to Zoo Kericho yesterday, but the victory in Nakuru took them back up with 21 points, one ahead of the brewers.

The bankers came into the fixture fresh from seeing their unbeaten run broken by Leopards, but responded with a victory. Simon Abuko got them going from the penalty spot in the 26th minute before Kennedy Onyango cancelled out the lead in the 52nd minute.

However, Henry Onyango and Victor Omondi scored later to seal the win.

In Nairobi, the on form Elvis Rupia continued his frame of scoring, hitting the opener as Leopards won. Jaffary Owiti scored the second goal at the death to seal the victory.

The victory took Ingwe to fourth in the standings with 15 points, six behind leaders KCB. Ingwe have however played one match less than Zedekiah Otieno’s men and two less than second placed Tusker FC.

At the Bukhungu Stadium meanwhile Kakamega Homeboyz finally picked their second win of the season after a 2-0 victory over newly promoted Bidco United.

Ali Bhai and Moses Mudavadi were on the scoresheet for Homeboyz in the opening half, putting to an end a six match winless streak.

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