Gor silences AFC to move top of the league
Danni Sserunkuma was the chief destroyer as Gor Mahia beat arch-rivals AFC Leopards 2-1 to win the derby, bragging rights and also move to the top of the Tusker Premier League log.The thrilling encounter was played at Kasarani Stadium and watched by millions of fans inside the stadium and all over the world..
Sserenkuma struck first the 13th minute after tapping in a rebound from Kevin Omondi’s shot. From a harmless short corner, Serunkuma’s rasping shot in the 36th minute ,a strong contender for the goal of the season, went past Matasi to set Gor Mahia 2-0 up at the break.
Allan Wanga’s header from Augustine Etemesi cross was the major save Gor keeper saved in the first period .On the other end, keeper Matasi had a busy day in office in preventing Rama Salim,Moses Odhiambo and Serunkuma from inflicting further damage.
AFC leopards were clearly the better side in the second period especially after the introduction of Paul Were who came on for Ndayisaba in the 51st minute. The former Tusker man immediate impact was an assist to Mike Barasa who pulled one back for Ingwe.
The goal seemed to have worked magic on Ingwe players who gave a fight of their life to put the green army in great suspense especially in the last minutes of the game. Their efforts however did not yield any more goals.
The win pushed Gor Mahia to the top of the league standings in years while AFC leopards has now been pushed to the third slot, With five games remaining and only a point separating Gor and AFC,the title chase is still a long way to go but for now, Gor Mahia can enjoy “Shemeji” derby winner tag.