Despite being smacked 3-1 on Sunday July 24, 2011 by rivals of yore Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards will be happy to look back at the records and console themselves ahead of the next K’ogalo – ingwe derby in the second leg of the 2011 Kenyan Premier League season.
According to Ingwe Fan, a Fans’ Magazine, Gor and AFC Leopards, prior to the latest derby, had locked horns 68 times in the league with AFC Leopards winning 24 (35.3%) of the games with Gor winning 18 (26.5%). The rest of the games – 26 (38.2) ended in stalemates.
In the first ever meeting between the two back on May 5, 1968 at the City stadium, Gor overcame Leopards 2-1 thanks to a brace from William Chege Ouma. Leopard’s consolation came via Misango.
The two teams met for the second time on 26th January 1969 and posted their first of 26 draws as the two locked to a 1-1 all draw. Current Minister for Public Works Chris [Mogere] Obure scored for Gor with AFC’s goal coming from Noah Wanyama.
The two teams had to wait till 1970 [August 29] to clash once again and it was Leopards who got their first win after claiming the derby 1-0 thanks to goal scored by David Asibwa.
From then on it has been interchange in the outcome to date.
The records show that Gor won the first encounter played at City stadium, Leopards the first at Nyayo and the first ever between the two at Kasarani ended in a draw.
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Despite Leopards having their own in terms of wins, Gor Mahia tops the records for the derbies in other ways.
According to the Magazine, Gor Mahia carries the biggest winning margin – a 5-1 smacking of their rivals in only the sixth meeting between the two. The game played on February 22, 1975 saw Laban Otieno enter the record books as he became the only Gor Mahia player to have scored a hat trick against Leopards. Morris Ouma and Francis Mudany added the other two as Vincent Mwenje scored ingwe’s consolation.
But from that game, Gor was never been able to send more than two goals past Leopards till February 28 2008 when goals from Habil and Zablon Otieno led K’ogalo to a 3-2 win. Former Gor defender Allan Huma Ogal gifted Gor with an own goal while Francis Xavier got a brace for Leopards.
Sammy Onyango Jogoo of Gor Mahia has the most individual goals – five against Leopards as ingwe’s highest scorer against Gor is Wilberforce Mulamba with four.
Since his hat trick in 1975, Laban never scored against Leopards again to allow Peter Omuga Dawo, Maurice Ochieng and Dan Ogada to match his three goals past leopards.
John Odie and Abdul Baraza who scored a goal in three consecutive games in 1978 and 1979 scored thrice past Gor.
When former Leopards reject Dimonde Selenge Mangili scored the second goal for Gor on Sunday, he became the only player in the history of the two clubs to have scored against the other side. Selenge scored the lone goal when Leopards squeezed a solo goal past Gor Mahia in a first leg tie in the 2010 season played on May 26, 2010.
AFC Leopards hosts Gor Mahia in what will be the league meeting between the two on September 18, 2011.