AFC Leopards failed to break a seven year winless jinx against a arch rivals Gor Mahia in a Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKF PL) fixture in their 95th “Mashemeji Derby” at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday, January 28, 2023.
The last time AFC Leopards beat Gor Mahia was in 2016 in a second leg league match. Ivorian forward Lamine Diallo scored a late goal in the second half to set thousands of Ingwe fans at Kasarani in a frenzy mood.
Last season, Gor won the first leg 1-0 while the second leg ended in a 1-1 draw.
The draw moved K’Ogalo to third on the log on 24 points with two games in hand, while Leopards remain eighth on 18 points. Gor have won 34 times, while Leopards have 28 victories and 33 draws have been shared between the sides.
AFC Leopards XI: Levis Opiyo, Peter Thion’go, Robert Mudenyu, Brian Wanyama (Saad Musa 73′), Kayci Odhiambo, Musa Oundo, Cliff Nyakeya, Lewis Bandi, Ojo Olaniyi, Victor Omune (Moses Lukhumwa 56′), Jaffrey Owiti.
Subs: Maxwell Mulili, Tedian Esilaba, Owen Mboya, Washington Munene, Maxwell Otieno, Collins Shivachi, Boniface Mukhekhe.
Gor Mahia XI: Gad Mathews, Paul Otieno, Geoffrey Ochieng, Joshua Onyango, Dennis Nga’ng’a, Sydney Wahanga (Alpha Onyango 53′), Boniface Omondi (Peter Lwasa 61′), Ernest Wendo, Benson Omala, George Odhiambo, Austin Odhiambo (John Macharia 61′).
Subs: Caleb Otieno, Philemon Otieno, John Nyawir, Peter Oudu, John Ochieng, Lyson Munyanga.