Connect with us

Sports

Kipkurui on a brace as K’Ogalo skin Leopards

Published

on


Nicholas Kipkurui celebrates his second goal against AFC Leopards during the Mashemeji Derby on May 19, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 19 – Nicholas Kipkurui scored a goal in either half and created the third as Gor Mahia continued their dominance over arch rivals AFC Leopards beating them 3-1 in the Mashemeji Derby at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Sunday.

AFC whose last victory over the 17-time Kenyan Premier League champions was way back in March 2016 could not find a way past the league leaders who now only need to win against Vihiga United on Wednesday to clinch an 18th league crown.

Kipkurui scored in the 23rd and 60th minute before his brilliance opened up a door for Jacquies Tuyisenge to score the third five minutes later while AFC’s consolation was scored by Vincent Oburu with six minutes to go.

The game had a temporary stoppage just after Gor scored the third with a section of AFC supporters breaking seats and throwing them into the pitch, but calm was restored just four minutes later.

Gor broke the deadlock after 23 minutes thanks to a howler from keeper Ezekiel Owade who all evening had looked shaky on his line.

The keeper went low to pick out a shot from range by Samuel Onyango but instead of collecting calmly under his waiting arms spilled it a yard infront of him and Kipkurui was quicker than all defenders and the keeper to react to the ball and he tapped it home.

Before that, the home side, AFC Leopards had done well to create scoring opportunities though none of them troubled the keeper much.

In the third minute, a beautiful pass from David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng who donned the arm band for Ingwe found a running Whyvonne Isuza, but the forward was tackled down well at the edge of the box by skipper Harun Shakava who had raced back to cover.

A minute on the turn, AFC were almost punished when Salim Abdallah fumbled with the ball as he tried to shield it from Kipkurui. The forward set himself up with the first touch and tried to curl the ball beyond the keeper but the effort was wide.

AFC had a great chance in the eight minute when Paul Were’s long cross found Brian Marita on the other wing, who in turn set the ball up at the edge of the box but a lack of communication between Isuza and Vincent Oburu saw the latter pick the ball and take an awry aim at goal.

Fredrick Odhiambo in the Gor goal was troubled for the first time when A cheeky freekick from Were curled goalwards and the keeper had to adjust quick to parry it away for a corner. Were looked as though he was going for a cross but aimed on target.

But a minute later, AFC were punished.

They had been a man down with Cheche out being attended to by the medics having appeared to be struggling with a knock on his knee.

Five minutes after conceding, AFC survived when Jack Tuyisenge ran on the blindside of Salim Abdallah to win the ball ahead of him, but instead of cutting back the ball the striker went for goal himself from a tight angle and the shot was blocked for a corner.

Were who had been well manned by Philemon Otieno on the right side of Gor’s defense switched to the left side where his main aim was to run at the defense and cut back to his favorite left foot.

He achieved that three minutes to the break when he danced away from Geoffrey Ochieng and moved to the middle, but his shot was straight at Odhiambo in the Gor goal.

A miss pass from Ochieng almost cost AFC as the ball landed on Kipkurui who sent Tuyisenge through, but Ochieng rushed back and made a timely tackle to deny the Rwandese a shot at goal.

%thecontent%

Comments

%sidebar%
","opedarticle":"","sidead1":"ff","sidead2":" ","sidead3":"","homestory":"

%title%

%game%%date%
Read More
","taxonomyitem":"

%title%

%game%%date%
Read More
","fixtureitem":"
%name1%
%score1%
VS
%score2%
%name2%
%time%
","home":"
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn

More Headlines

rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn
rn
rn

rn Green triple-double fuels Warriors’ comeback winrn

rn
rn Basketballrn rn rn rn 6 hours ago rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn
rn
rn

rn Wilder retains WBC title with brutal first round KOrn

rn
rn Footballrn rn rn rn 6 hours ago rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn
rn
rn

rn Pep relentless as City’s financial muscle pounds rivalsrn

rn
rn Footballrn rn rn rn 6 hours ago rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn
rn
rn

rn Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Rome title at stakern

rn
rn Gamern rn rn rn 6 hours ago rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn
rn
rn

rn Lyon cruise to sixth Women’s Champions League titlern

rn
rn Footballrn rn rn rn 5 hours ago rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn

All Sports

rn
trn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn

Green triple-double fuels Warriors’ comeback win

rn
rn rn Basketballrn rn Sunday, 19th May 2019rn rn
rn
rn
rn Read Morern
rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn

Wilder retains WBC title with brutal first round KO

rn
rn rn Footballrn rn Sunday, 19th May 2019rn rn
rn
rn
rn Read Morern
rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn

Pep relentless as City’s financial muscle pounds rivals

rn
rn rn Footballrn rn Sunday, 19th May 2019rn rn
rn
rn
rn Read Morern
rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn

Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Rome title at stake

rn
rn rn Gamern rn Sunday, 19th May 2019rn rn
rn
rn
rn Read Morern
rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn

Qatar officials say 48-team World Cup will not be ‘imposed’

rn
rn rn Footballrn rn Sunday, 19th May 2019rn rn
rn
rn
rn Read Morern
rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn

Poll Question

rn
rn
nt
ntt

ntt

ntt

Will Barcelona win the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League?

    ntt
  • ntt
  • ntt

View Results

nt
n
n
Loading ... Loading ...
n rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn

Lyon cruise to sixth Women’s Champions League title

rn
rn rn Footballrn rn Sunday, 19th May 2019rn rn
rn
rn
rn Read Morern
rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn rn
rn Read Morern
rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn

Griezmann jeered on last Atleti appearance

rn
rn rn Footballrn rn Sunday, 19th May 2019rn rn
rn
rn
rn Read Morern
rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn

Bucks rout Raptors to take 2-0 NBA Eastern Conference lead

rn
rn rn Basketballrn rn Saturday, 18th May 2019rn rn
rn
rn
rn Read Morern
rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn

Koepka sets 36-hole major record as Tiger misses PGA cut

rn
rn rn Golfrn rn Saturday, 18th May 2019rn rn
rn
rn
rn Read Morern
rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn
rn

Sponsored

rn
rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn rn
rn
rn

Featured

rn
rn
rn
rn
rn Timothy Olobulurn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn
rn AGENCE FRANCE PRESSErn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn
rn AGENCE FRANCE PRESSErn
rn
rn rn rn rn
rn
rn
rn AGENCE FRANCE PRESSErn
rn rn
rn
rn AGENCE FRANCE PRESSErn
rn rn
rn
rn
rn rn
rn
rnttt","sidebar":"
rn rn rntrn rn rn rn rn
","articleerror":"

Oops...Something broke on our end

"},"messages":{"accessdenied":"Access to the account has been denied ","httperror":"Oops, something went wrong...please try again","contactgoogle":"Contacting Google","firsttime":"Seems this is your first time with this signin system. Please wait as we get your name","signinsuccess":"Cool. You're now signed in. This signin will close automatically now","pendingrequest":"Still communicating with the server","signedout":"Seems you were signed out. Try submitting again after you've been signed in","trackingerror":"Couldn't track Analytics","xhrnotconfigured":"To webmaster: Please confirm the xhr/ajax receptor is configured on the server","loadmore":"Load more stories"}}; /* ]]> */




Source link

Comments

comments

Share this:

Up Next

Mashemeji derby: Kipkirui scores brace as Gor Mahia silence AFC Leopards 3-1 at Kasarani ▷ Kenya News

Don't Miss

Kipkirui at the double as Gor Mahia sink AFC Leopards

The Kenyan Digest Team

Facebook

Trending