Hillary Echesa scored the lone goal as Ingwe failed to break a bad run of results against the sugar millers on Saturday


Chemelil Sugar stunned AFC Leopards yet again in a Kenyan Premier League match played at Kisumu Stadium on Saturday.

Hillary Echesa scored the all important goal that handed Ingwe a bad start to the second leg of the league.

After dwindling towards the league’s first leg closure, there were talks of major signings at the Den and anyone else would feel the strength in which the club could start its second leg action.

Fans had major expectations of winning the first match against Chemelil Sugar and the squad of the day still gave them hope seeing around eight new faces; four of which were given straight starting berths including Ian Otieno, Jackson Saleh, Edwin Wafula, Joshua Mawira, Bernard Mangoli and Yusuf Suf.

But when they took to the pitch under the leadership of Mang’oli and Kepha Aswani, AFC Leopards, who held Chemelil Sugar to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, only counted wasted chances.

Aswani went closer to keeper Samuel Odhiambo in three expensive occasions but the attempts ended in vein despite his side controlling the match for the first 20 minutes.

Chemelil Sugar knew that they were at home and had to record some points at their own backyard as was witnessed in the 48th minute when Hillary Echesa broke from the centre to drill in a thunderbolt past Ian Otieno to basically end then game.

The rest of the encounter was a mere battle with the hosts defending their three points as the visitors looked for at least an equalizer. The referee’s final whistle would declare Chemelil Sugar the winners and mark another worst start for Ingwe.