Leopards, Ulinzi ease to Shield semis


Leopards, Ulinzi ease to Shield semis
(FILE)AFC Leopards led by scorer Ezekiel Odera celebrate a goal during their Kenyan Premier League match at Awendo Green stadium in Migori County on March 04, 2018. AFC Leopards SC won 2-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Kenyan Premier League (KPL) sides AFC Leopards and Ulinzi Stars made light work of their Shield opponents from lower divisions as they eased into the semis on Saturday.
  • Holders Leopards thrashed Kenya Police 4-1 at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega before Ulinzi achieved a similar scoreline later at the same venue against Riverplate FC.

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) sides AFC Leopards and Ulinzi Stars made light work of their Shield opponents from lower divisions as they eased into the semis on Saturday.

Holders Leopards thrashed Kenya Police 4-1 at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega before Ulinzi achieved a similar scoreline later at the same venue against Riverplate FC.

Goals from Whyvonne Isuza, Ezekiel Odera, Eugene Mukangula and Brian Marita put Leopards on cruise control against Police with Martin Mutua scoring a late consolation goal for the NSL side.

Enosh Ochieng, Ibrahim Shambili, Daniel Waweru and Elijah Mwanzia were on target for Ulinzi with Kennedy Wandiri striking a late consolation for the Western Branch League side.

The Soldiers will thus face the winner of Sunday’s fourth quarterfinal match pitting Gor Mahia against Kariobangi Sharks. Leopards, meanwhile, will play either of Sofapaka and Tusker FC, who will face off in the third quarterfinal on Sunday in Machakos.

Shield Quarters Results

Saturday Results

  1. Riverplate 1-4 Ulinzi Stars (Bukhungu Stadium)
  2. Kenya Police 1-4 AFC Leopards (Bukhungu Stadium)

Sunday Fixtures

  1. Tusker vs Sofapaka (Machakos Stadium, 2 pm)
  2. Gor Mahia vs Kariobangi Sharks (Machakos Stadium, 4.15 pm)

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