The Lens: How Gor Mahia caged Leopards and bagged Derby Jackpot

There were no surprises in the 85th meeting between Kenya’s biggest rivals, Gor Mahia against AFC Leopards played at the Moi International Sports Center (MISC) Kasarani on Saturday 9 February.

The team on form, Gor Mahia ran out 2 – 0 winners, with Kenneth Muguna and Francis Kahata getting the goals either side of half time and here are some action pics picked from the game:

Gor Mahia’s Philemon Otieno (left) and AFC Leopards’ Isaac Kipyegon vie for the ball in the KPL clash at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2019
Gor Mahia’s Boniface Omondi skips off a challenge from AFC Leopards’ Isaac Kipyegon in the
KPL clash at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
Leopards’ Isaac Kipyegon finds the ball elusive in the
KPL clash at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
AFC Leopards had to put their heads together to restrategize after a torrid start to then Mashemeji Derby at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
Gor Mahia’s Jacques Tuyisenge bears down on goal in the
KPL clash against AFC Leopards at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
Kenneth Muguna was all ears in celebration after scoring the opener against AFC Leopards in the KPL clash at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
Gor Mahia’s Boniface Omondi chases for the ball in the
KPL clash against AFC Leopards at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
AFC Leopards skipper Robinson Kamura wins the ball ahead of Gor Mahia’s Nicholas Kipkirui in the KPL clash at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
An all alert Gor Mahia defence kept Ingwe at bay- here, Captain Harun Shakava keeps tabs on Saad Musa….
….and clears it.
Philemon Otieno putting his usual shift of the right of Gor Mahia’s defense against Jeffary Owiti in the
KPL clash at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
Whyvonne Isuza in possession for Leopards in the middle of the park during the
KPL clash at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
Striker Wai Yeka saw little of the ball upfront for Ingwe as he came up against stalwarts Joash Onyango (R) and Shakava Haron (C) in the
KPL clash at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
At some moment in the game tempers flared and referee Anthony Ogwayo had to step in and calm matters between Dennis Sikhayi (L) and Ernest Wendo (R)
AFC Leopards defender Christopher Oruchum goes for a high ball under Gor keeper Boniface Oluoch’s challenge in the KPL clash at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
No way through. Shafika Batambuze (C) and Francis Kahata (R) hunt down Whyvonne Isuza.
Just what was AFC Leopards keeper Eric Ndayishimiye doing back there?
Dejection was the order for AFC Leopards as they took in yet another loss in the derby
Gor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge walked off early after picking an injury in the second half in the KPL clash at MISC, Kasarani on Saturday 9 February, 2018
Uganda national team head coach Sebastien Desabre (right) and his Kenya counterpart Sebastien Migne were also in attendance
A reunion of sorts. Kenneth Muguna (Gor) and Dennis Sikhayi (Leopards) might have met for the very first time since leaving Western Stima at the end of 2016.
This was the reaction from Leopards players at the close of the game; a fourth straight defeat in the league
There was so little to take home after the game, judging from Christopher Oruchum and Isaac Kipyegon’s faces
After a job well done, don’t we all need that refreshing sip? Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay had a good one