Gor Mahia completes the double over AFC Leopards

Ten-man Gor Mahia completed a double over their arch-rivals AFC Leopards with a 1-0 win in the ‘Mashemeji’ derby at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.

The 30,000-seat stadium was filled almost to the brim with supporters of the country’s two biggest football clubs.

The fans wore the colors of their respective teams and created an electric atmosphere in the stadium from the first to the last whistle of the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKF-PL) match.

The match was attended by several dignitaries, including Gor’s patron Raila Odinga.

Midfielder Austin Odhiambo’s goal on the half-hour mark following a howler from Leopards goalkeeper Levis Opiyo was all defending champions Gor needed to extend their dominance in the derby.

In 98 meetings, K’Ogalo have now won 36 times, Leopards 29, while 33 draws have ended in draws.

Gor’s goalkeeper Kevin Omondi was sent off in the 35th minute for a foul on AFC Leopards striker Victor Omune.

Omondi was replaced by Caleb Otieno, with Musa Masika the withdrawn player.

K’Ogalo won the first leg 2-0 at Moi International Sports Center (MISC) Kasarani on October 14 last year, with Benson Omala scoring a brace.

With the win, Gor now tops the FKF-PL position with 57 points.