Gor skin Leopards to shoot to the top of the table in style

Saturday September 22 2012

PHOTO | MOHAMMED AMIN Gor Mahia’s Teddy Akumu (right) tackles Allan Wanga of AFC Leopards during their Premier League match at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, on September 22, 2012. Gor won 2-1.

PHOTO | MOHAMMED AMIN Gor Mahia’s Teddy Akumu (right) tackles Allan Wanga of AFC Leopards during their Premier League match at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, on September 22, 2012. Gor won 2-1. NATION MEDIA GROUP

By NATION REPORTER [email protected]

Dan Sserunkuma scored a brace as Gor Mahia edged out arch rivals AFC Leopards 2-1 to go top of the Tusker Premier League with 46 points on Saturday.

Sserenkuma struck first the 13th minute after tapping in a rebound from Kevin Omondi’s shot. From a harmless short corner, Sserunkuma’s rasping shot in the 36th minute, a strong contender for the goal of the season, went past AFC goalkeeper Patrick Matasi to put Gor 2-0 up at the break.

Leopards pulled a goal back through Mike Barasa in the second-half but could not find an equaliser as Gor continued their amazing recovery after an abysmal start to the season. Gor are now unbeaten in 14 league matches.

Gor lead standings

Following the win, Gor lead the standings with 46 points, one ahead of defending champions Tusker who have a game in hand. Leopards drop down to third with 45 after suffering their third defeat in four matches.

Going into the match, Gor were favourites and settled into match quickly, dominating the first half.

Leopards made a double substitution at the break, bringing on Paul Were and Abass Kiwalabye and the move paid off as a neat Allan Wanga flick put Mike Barasa through on goal and he coolly scored at the near post.

The home side were energised by the goal pinning Gor back in their own half with skipper Martin Imbalambala going close on 73 minutes.

But Gor held on for victory with the final whistle sparking off a massive party as the Green Army celebrated a win over their arch nemesis.