Newly promoted side Nakumatt beat AFC Leopards by a solitary goal in a friendly match played on Saturday at Machakos County Stadium.
Former Ingwe striker Kepha Aswani was the hero with a stunning goal in the 42nd minute from Peter Nzuki’s cross.
AFC Leopards were out to redeem themselves after falling to National Super League side Nairobi City Stars on Thursday and head coach Stewart Hall named a strong team for the Nakumatt match.
The Shoppers also wanted to prove their worth lining up four former AFC Leopards players including Aswani, Eugene Ambulwa, Cresten Mwanzo and Charles Bruno, who were really instrumental in the match.
Elsewhere in Muhoroni, Jacques Tuyisenge (brace), Kenneth Muguna and Meddie Kagere scored to give Gor Mahia a 4-1 win against hosts Muhoroni Youth. Kennedy Rono was the man behind Muhoroni Youth’s consolation goal.
How Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards lined up against their respective opponents
Gor Mahia: Boniface Oluoch, Wellington Ochieng’, Joash Onyango, Musa Mohammed, Karim Nizigiyimana, Godfrey Walusimbi, Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza, Kenneth Muguna, Ernest Wendo, Jacques Tuyisenge, George Odhiambo.
Subs: Peter Odhiambo, Meddie Kagere, Olivier Maloba, Philemon Otieno, Francis Kahata and Timothy Otieno.
AFC Leopards: Gabriel Andika, Salim Abdalla, Mike Kibwage, Marcus Abwao, Dennis Sikhayi, Duncan Otieno, Bernard Mang'oli, Andrew Tololwa, Whyvonne Isuza, Allan Kateregga and Paul KIongera.
Subs: Otieno Ian, Mawira Joshua, Yakub Ramadhan, Lewis Wanami, Ibrahim Mao, Vincent Oburu and Gilbert Fiamenyo.