Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards shared the spoils in an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Nyayo Stadium on Sunday (27/8/17).
Defensive mistakes from the two decorated clubs saw two goals scored in a span of 15 minutes.
Gor Mahia captain Musa Mohamed scored into his own net in the 22nd minute before Meddie Kagere capitalised on Musa Mudde’s poor defending to equalise.
The result left AFC coach Robert Matano an excited man, insisting that his 13th placed side (24 points) can secure a top 10 finish.
“We are improving game by game and players are pushing themselves. We needed the three points, but lack of concentration gifted them a goal. Gor are currently in top form and getting a point against them is encouraging. With this performance, top 10 finish is still realistic for us. I am proud of my boys’ performance,” indicated Matano.
Despite the draw, Gor are still six points clear (44 points) at the top of the Kenyan Premier League after their title rivals Sofapaka and Posta Rangers also ended in a 1-1 draw in Narok on Saturday.
Gor Mahia manager Dylan Kerr stated that it was a frustrating evening for the 15-time champions as they failed to score a second goal.
“Credit to AFC Leopards. They battled hard and frustrated us. They indeed came into the party, though I feel disappointed to have let our fans down. But for AFC, it is a good result for them as their fans went home happy,” said Kerr.