In 56th minute, Rupia
was brought down in the Vihiga box and later picked himself up to put away the resulting penalty.
AFC Leopards replied via Brian Marita and Robinson Kamura in the 42nd and 46th minutes respectively to secure the point.Nzoia were dominant for the better part of the first half and it came as no surprise when Rupia
pounced on a rebound ball from Leopards custodian Jairus Andika to snatch the opener in the 3rd minute.
After the teams exchanged turnovers, Rupia
stole a cross-court pass and soloed in with 1:52 left to draw Clinton within 40-38.
Minutes into the second quarter, Clinton spun a 10-2 run, boosting its lead to 34-23 with Rupia
and Richard Dalton scoring inside, often on putbacks.
Mwalala, however, expressed confidence in his other attackers namely, Elvis Rupia
, Edgar Nzano and Victor Omondi.New players signed by Nzoia for this season include winger David Okoth (Homeboyz FC) ex-Kakamega High School defender Tom Teka, midfielder Patrick Otieno (Bukembe Secondary School).
Furtado led Petron with 16 points while Dindin Santiago-Manabat added 12.
High honors were awarded to Brittany Bedard, Caroline Carlisle, Andrew Carr, Emily Champagne, Brianna Costa, John DiSessa, Eileen Duggan, Luke Elworthy, Joshua Fontaine, Margaret Fontaine, Owen Gannon, Erin Gilchrest, Nicole Goss, Jacob Grealis, Pilar Hastings, Maria Hebert, Anthony Innamorati, Megan Irish, Amanda Makela, Erin Mayou, Rachel McElhiney, Wahina Montero, Clarissa Navas, Sarah Nobrega, Maddison Nosek, Benjamin Parker, Edward Quill, Kelsey Rouleau, Edward Rupia
, Erin Saunders and William Segelhorst.
Kenyan Premier League returnees Wazito FC are out to make a strong statement in the 2019/20 season which starts on August 30.The team has signed up several big names as well as exciting talent as they shape up for the new season.Former Gor Mahia fullbacks Karim Nizigiyimana and Abouba Sibomana headline the new signings that include young talents such as Joshua Otieno, Kevin Omondi and Derrick Otanga from Sony Sugar FC as well as experienced striker Elvis Rupia
who joins the club from Zambian side Power Dynamos.
The face value of the coin in numeral '50' in bold letters and RUPIA
in Urdu script are written on the right and left sides of the crescent star respectively.