Gor Mahia stretches their dominance over AFC Leopards
On Wednesday, Kenya's record champions Gor Mahia FC recorded their seventh consecutive win over their arch-rivals AFC Leopard in their 90th derby at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi.
Boniface Omondi’s first-half goal earned three points for Gor in their second match of the Football Kenya Federation Premier League.
The results took the 19th time champions to second position in the leg with 6 points.
On the other hand, Leopards remain in position eight with 4 points.
Mashemeji Derby, loosely translated as In-laws derby, is one of the most fancied derbies in the East African country.
Recently, Gor has dominated the derby, recording nine wins in the last 12 encounters. The last time Leopards beat their perennial rival was in March 2016.
Gor Mahia coach Mark Harrison said the victory boosts morale ahead of their CAF Confederations Cup return match against Sudan's Al Ahly Merowe on Sunday in Nairobi.
"It was a fantastic performance, and the boys stuck to the script perfectly." "This is unquestionably a significant lift as we prepare for our return leg against Al Ahly Merowe," Harrison remarked.
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