Azam vs Mwenge: Paul Peter of Azam FC crucifies Mwenge (2-0)

Preview: The defending champions entered into the competition facing Mwenge who have already tested victory, haven beaten Jamhuri in their first match. But Azam FC the cup title holders are out to defend their hard earned title.

Azam’s totally dominated the first 4(minutes, leaving fewer spaces for Mwenge who were unable to keep control of the ball and have difficulties in containing the rushes of Bernard Arthur and Paul Peter up front. This duo of forwards missed a number of chances. At the 37th minute, Paul Peter hit the top crossbar with a powerful 25m range shot. He later on opened score at the 42nd minute when goalkeeper Mudathir Khamis Mohd of Mwenge blocked a shot from Bernard Arthur which bounced back into the legs of Paul Peter who had no problem in putting the ball into the net (1-0). Mwenge tried coming back but all long balls destined to Abdull Yussuph Ramadhan and his 1,85cm height met fierce resistance from Azam FC defence line masterminded by central defender Yakubu Mohammed.

During the second half, Mwenge conceded a second goal at the 63rd minute. Paul Peter again was at the conclusion after a fast track run on the left wing by Iddi Kipagwile whose assist met Paul Peter who dashed the ball into the net for the second goal (2-0). The several substitutions from Mwenge couldn’t make any difference and Azam FC sets its mark into the competition with its first victory.


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