Leopards, Gor draw as last gasp Mwanzia denies Bandari
Gor Mahia were forced to rally to hold AFC Leopards as the derby rivals settled for a one-all draw at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.
The result saw Gor’s charging momentum towards the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title checked as their winning streak came to a halt although their seven-point lead remained intact as their closest rivals – Sofapaka versus Posta Rangers – fashioned a similar result a day earlier.
The Leopards went ahead in the 19th minute when Musa Mohammed turned the ball into the back of his own net from Samuel Ndung’u’s ball with the forward gifted a start after two impressive cameos against Wazito FC and champions Tusker FC.
The visitors failed to protect their lead beyond half time as Meddie Kagere equalized minutes before the break, pouncing on Robinson Kamura’s unsuccessfully attempted clearance for the easiest of finishes.
Elsewhere, substitute Elijah Mwanzia scored with his first touch that came in injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Mathare United to break Bandari hearts in a cracking match at the Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa.
Shaban Kenga had put the hosts ahead after only 13 minutes but Mathare offered a quick response as David Mwangi tucked in the equalizer 10 minutes later.
Bandari were back in front through Enock Agwanda with what looked like a winner in the 76th minute only for Mwanzia to come off the bench to snatch a draw for his side and maintain their impressive revival.
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