15 February 2013

Kenya: KRA Corner Leopards in Pre-Season Friendly Duel

Kenya Premier League giants AFC Leopards suffered their second defeat in their pre-season friendlies after they were handed a 2-0 defeat by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Division Nationwide side, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in a match staged at the Utalii grounds.

Tom Olaba's side paid the price of fielding two different squads with their first squad playing in the first half before bringing in their second side in the second half, where they conceded the two goals in the dying minutes.

Former Rangers forward Geoffrey Kataka gave the tax men the match opener in the 69 minutes from Barack Odhiambo's pass to beat Barnabas Tiema in Leopards goal. Despite soaking a lot of pressure from Leopards, KRA extended their lead via Kevin Ochieng who slammed home a rebound with Tiema failing to handle Zablon Mwale's shot. KRA coach Ken Kenyatta said he is delighted that his new players were able to gel well with the regulars. The win was a perfect revenge for the taxmen who had previously lost 3-0 to Tusker in another build-up match on Sunday. Kenyatta disclosed that his side will play another friendly tomorrow against Nairobi City Stars at the Hope Centre, Kawangware before facing Sofapaka next weekend at the Nairobi City Stadium.

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