Ingwe Rally From Behind to Hold Gor.

AFC Leopards moved to ninth on the Kenyan Premier League table after coming from behind to hold Gor Mahia 2-2 in a match played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday July 27, 2014. Ingwe who were the hosts came off the blocks a stronger side with Noah Wafula finding space behind Geoffrey Walusimbi but his low cross was miscued by the impressive Bernard Mang’oli. Nigerian import Austin Ikenna was at it again three minutes later but an alert David Owino cleared the danger to keep Leopards at bay. The Gor Mahia defence could however not keep out Wafula in the 32nd minute when he lashed on an Ikenna flick to make it 1-0. The lead lasted for only ten minutes when Gor got their equalizer from a corner kick and it was Danny Sserunkuma again at the end of things.

With the halftime scores tied at 1-1, the second half was more of a seesaw affair but it was Gor Mahia who settled fast in the game. Danny Sserunkuma pounced on a Charles Okwemba’s bad clearance to send the league leaders infront. With scores at 2-1, coach Pieter Hendrick De Jong decided to change tact. The Dutchman sent in Jacob Kelli for Musa Mudde and Humphrey Mieno for Edwin Wafula and this added more width to the Ingwe attack as they raided the K’Ogalo defence in search for the equalizer.

With nine minutes to go, came the man; captain Martin Imbalambala got the equalizer for Leopards to send the Ingwe faithful into frenzy. The ‘Captain Fantastic”, spotted Gor Mahia keeper Jerim Onyango off his position and his well taken half volley beat the back tracking keeper who dived helplessly as Ingwe celebrated with their fans at the “Poolside end.”

Moments earlier, Leopards had missed chances with Musa Mohamed clearing the ball off the line from a James Situma header and keeper Jerim Onyango getting down well to keep away Kenyan International Jacob Kelli. Gor Mahia FC is still at the top of the KPL table with 38 points while AFC moves to position 9 with 23 points.

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