Gor Mahia came from two goals down to level the scores in an entertaining 2-2 draw match against arch rivals AFC leopards, played at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The highly contested and hyped match was breathtaking as AFC leopards took charge of the first half scoring two goals with no answer from their counter parts.Noah Wafula opened the score by tapping in an Allan Wanga perfect cross. Wanga took advantage of the weak left flank making beautiful crosses that created good scoring opportunities.
Both teams were well organized in the midfield making brilliant moves that kept the fans cheering at every sleek move displayed by their side.
From time to time Afc’s goalkeeper Patrick Matasi made notable blunders but Masika was there to save the day. Rama Salim’s absence was visible as Dani Sserunkuma and Paul Kiongera’s pair upfront was not that paying but all in all they succeeded in tormenting the leopard defense turning Jonas Nahimana inside out.
Minutes to the end of the first half Paul Were hit in a wonderful left foot thunder leaving Jerrim Onyango for the dead while the blue painted side of the stadium were seen dancing and shouting at the top of their voices.
The leopards thought their claws penetrated too deep in their opponents skin but that was not be as the second half was more electrifying with Gor Mahia determined to contain the leopards.
The green Army knew too well that any loss will reduce their chances to win the long awaited Premier league title.
Dani Sserunkuma finally did what he is paid to do,that is to score sending the K’galo fans into an ecstasy at least keeping their bragging rights in check.
David Owino’s 85th minute goal further frustrated the leopards as their boss tried to make a quick Mike baraza substitution that did not materialize as it was too late.
Gor’s determination and tactical approach of the second half totally outclassed AFC and if they continue with this form they have shown, the league is theirs to loose.
The derby was peaceful as fans hugged and shook hands at the end of the match showing maturity and sanity in the game.