By Erick Banda Ndenga
Gor Mahia Fc bounced back to register an emphatic 3-0 victory against their arch rivals AFC Leopards in a one sided dominated Sportpesa Premier League(SPL) clash played at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday 7th May 2017.
The fifteen times SPL champions demonstrated their intent to bag the maximum points in the opening minutes with Meddie Kagere side stepping his marker Salim Abdalla in the 18yard box but former Mathare United defender Robinson Kamura cleared the ball away before George Odhiambo floated in a lovely cross but Ingwe back line stood firm to keep them at bay.
On the 20th minute Kogallo managed to break the deadlock when Timothy Otieno delivered a through ball setting up Meddie Kagere who connected with brilliant shot past Leopards keeper Ian Otieno giving his side an early 1-0 lead.
Timothy Otieno’s wrath was felt again in the 36th minute when he delivered a killer pass finding George Odhiambo who pulled a magnificent strike burying the ball into the net beating Ingwe goalie Ian Otieno extending their lead to 2-0 as the match headed to the breather.
On the restart Stewart Hall led charges came in strong with Paul Kiongera setting up Ghanian Gilbert Fiamenyo when he delivered a superb through ball but the receiver fired in a feeble shot that landed straight to Gor Mahia Fc custodian Boniface Oluoch’s hands.
Ze Maria led charges sealed the match in the 82nd minute when Godfrey Walusimbi curled in a lovely free kick at the edge of the box that Leopards goalkeeper Ian Otieno failed to catch the ball allowing Timothy Otieno to pounce on the dead ball with a fantastic fly header into the net assuring his side a comfortable 3-0 win after 90 minutes of play.
The win propelled Kogallo to position two on the table with 19points in nine matches two points behind unbeaten premier league leaders Posta Rangers Fc.