It is no party at the den any more, the Champions League bells are slowly fading away as the fortunes dwindle in a period when it all matters and no single iota of patience within the fan base.

Two weeks to the ultimate crowning of Kenya’s representative in the prestigious CAF Champions League, AFC Leopards are doing everything humanly possible to convince the country that they are not the contingent to fly high the Kenyan flag in the continental club championship.

With the chance to keep pace on KCB and leapfrogging Tusker to second place, after the latter lost 1-0 to Posta Rangers on Tuesday, Ingwe blew up the opportunity in the unlikely fashion.

The Patrick Asseums was trailing Sofapaka 2-0, ten minutes into the showdown at the Dawson Mwanyumba Stadium in Wundanyi, courtesy of a Lawrence Juma brace before Elvis Rupia halved the deficit in the 18th minute, from the spot.

Austine Otieno restored parity in the 70th minute with a cheeky freekick to give the 1998 Kenyan Premier League Champions hope of recording a win in Taita Taveta, but that was not to be.

In the end, despite the fightback, AFC Leopards had lost two crucial points, again, following a 2-2 draw as KCB took charge of the race for Champions League football with a 2-0 win away to Bidco United.

KCB lead standings with 39 points, Tusker second with 38, AFC Leopards come in third with 37 points as defending champions Gor Mahia stay fourth on 34 points after a 1-0 win at basement-rooted side Mathare United.

Collated FKF Premier League results

Sofapaka 2-2 AFC Leopards ( Wundanyi, Taita Taveta)

Bidco United 0-1 KCB (Thika Stadium, Kiambu)

Mathare United 0-1 Gor Mahia (Ruaraka Grounds, Nairobi)

Wazito 2-0 Kariobangi Sharks (Utalii Grounds, Nairobi)

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