Gor Mahia continued their march up the league table on Saturday when they sunk arch rivals AFC Leoopards 2-0 at Kasarani on Saturday. The goals came from Kenneth Muguna and a sublime free-kick from Francis Kahata. Aside from three crucial points, the result means Kogalo is in good form ahead of another crucial continental match this Wednesday.
Additional reporting from Citizen Sports
After starting a passing move in the midfield, Muguna raced towards goal to finish it off, placing the ball beyond goalkeeper Eric Ndayishimiye after Kahata’s delivery into a crowded six yard box had fallen kindly into his path.
The former KPL MVP nearly doubled his tally for the afternoon minutes later only to see his effort from the edge of penalty area come off the crossbar
Whyvonne Isuza headed over from a rebound six minutes to the break after Marcel Kaheza’s free-kick had brushed against the wall. Leopards threatened from another set piece at the stroke of half time with Isaac Kipyegon’s free-kick curling inches wide.
Leopards looked recharged in the second half but a dreadful misjudgment from Ndayishimiye allowed Kahata’s free-kick to drop into the back of his net after Harun Shakava had missed a headed attempt.
Gor thought they had gone 3-0 up when Jacques Tuyisenge headed in Kahata’s cross but his effort was ruled out for offside.
Substitute Erisa Ssekisambu spurned another chance to put Gor three to the good when his heavy touch from close in allowed Ndayishimiye to collect the ball after George Odhiambo had found him with a low cross.
- Boniface Oluoch, 26. Philemon Otieno, 6.Shafik Batambuze, 12.Joash Onayngo, 18.Haron Shakava, 20.Ernest Wendo, 11.Bonface Omondi, 21. Kenneth Muguna, 7.Nicholas Kipkirui, 9. Jacques Tuyisenge, 8. Francis Kahata
- Fredrick Odhiambo, 15. Joachim Oluoch, 27.Charles Momanyi, 17.Bernard Ondiek, 25.George Odhaimbo, 23.Francis Mustapha, 22.Erisa Ssekisambu
AFC Leopards Starting XI:
Ndayishimiye Eric, Isaac Kipyegon, Dennis Sikhayi, Robinson Kamura ©, Salim Abdallah, Christopher Oruchum, Saad Musa, Whyvonne Isuzza, Marcel Kaheza, Odeny Jaffery, Wayi Yeka
Jairus Adira, Mainge Yusuf, Mukangula Eugene, Victor Majid, Brian Marita, Odeny Aziz, Vincent Oburu.