Roosevelt Blatty nearly got off Ushuru to a winning start trying to beat Lucas Indeche in goal in the seventh minute


Ushuru and AFC Leopards drew 1-1 at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.

Roosevelt Blatty nearly got of Ushuru on a winning start trying to beat Lucas Indeche in goal in the seventh minute but the AFC Leopards custodian was hawk eyed enough to make a finger tip save for a corner.

From the corner, Leopards were still in trouble and it took Cresten Mwanzo to clear the danger from the line after Indeche had been beaten to the ball.

The first chance for Leopards came in the 12th minute with Clifone Miheso’s shot giving Shaban Odhonji problems.

Ushuru’s second corner came one minute after that with Charles Okwemba coming close but his final shot lacked the energy to hit the back of the net and the ball was deflected by an AFC Leopards defender.

Then Shaban Odhonji came out to deny Kepha Aswani from a 27th minute free-kick.

In the ensuring scramble Victor Omune was injured and Leopards were forced to make an early substitution bringing in Bernard Ongoma as both teams went to the break deadlocked.

Leopards started the second half on a high. A dipping shot by Andrew Tololwa forced a finger tip save from Odhonji who needed treatment.

But Ushuru broke the deadlock in the 60th minute with Philemon Otieno beating Lucas Indeche with a powerful text book shot.

Leopards were back in the match eight minutes later when Kepha Aswani scored from the penalty spot. After that both sides were wasteful and the coaches will be glad to have shared the spoils.