Defending Kenya Premier League Champions Gor Mahia kept their slim title hopes alive with a clinical 2-0 win over bitter rivals AFC Leopards in an entertaining match played at Nyayo Stadium.
Gor Mahia sink Leopards to keep slim title hopes alive
Defending Kenya Premier League Champions Gor Mahia kept their slim title hopes alive with a clinical 2-0 win over bitter rivals AFC Leopards.
The win saw K’ogalo narrow the gap between them and table toppers Tusker to just four points with just three matches left to go.
Tusker remain top with 52 points despite their 1-1 draw against Nairobi City Stars on Sunday at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium.
Second half goals
Goals from Meddie Kagere and Enock Agwanda in the second half ensured the Green Army bagged all three points and earn them bragging rights in the Mashemeji Derby.
The match was briefly held up as AFC Leopards fans protested the first goal after match referee awarded Gor Mahia a penalty which Kagere calmly slotted home in the 64th minute.
Agwanda made sure of the victory after he came off from the bench and scored Gor Mahia’s second goal in the 83rd minute with a perfectly timed strike.
Defeat for Gor Mahia would have all but ended their hopes of claiming a fourth consecutive PL title.
“The victory is very important for us because we still dream of the title. We still have two matches to go and one will be against them (Tusker) which we have to win,” Gor Mahia’s Brazilian coach, Jose ‘Ze Maria’ Fereira said.
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