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AFC Leopards move joint top, Gor Mahia wins in Mumias

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | May 27th 2021
AFC Leopards' Elvis Rupia (Front) celebrating in a past match. [File, The Standard]

AFC Leopards moved joint top of the Football Kenya Federation Premier League with KCB after defeating relegation-threatened Mathare United 1-0 at Ruaraka Grounds on Thursday afternoon. 

Elvis Rupia scored the solitary goal in the eighth minute to give Ingwe the win that takes their tally to 36 points, same as leaders KCB who have a better goal difference. 

Rupia also took his tally to 12 goals in the race for the golden boot, two goals behind 2018 winner Erick Kapaito of Kariobangi Sharks.

The victory was 11th of the season for Ingwe who are coming from a disappointing 0-0 draw with Posta Rangers which would have seen them go two points on top on Thursday.

In Mumias, record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia narrowly edged out Vihiga United 1-0 to register their fourth straight win as they continued with their push to reclaim top spot.

Clifton Miheso scored in the 40th minute as KÓgalo avenged their first leg loss at Kasarani in January.  

Following the win, Gor rise to fifth place with 28 points from 16 matches, eight points behind joint leaders KCB and rivals AFC Leopards but with a game in hand. 

Meanwhile, three matches are on the cards on Friday as Posta Rangers host Kakamega Homeboyz, Ulinzi Stars play Nzoia Sugar and Western Stima entertain Bandari FC.

Gor Mahia FC's Clifton Miheso (left) and City Stars FC's Bolton Omwenga during an FKF Premier League match at Utalii Sports Club on Sunday, May 16, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, The Standard]

FKF Premier League

Thursday Results

AFC Leopards 1-0 Mathare United

Vihiga United 0-1 Gor Mahia

Friday Fixtures

Posta Rangers v Kakamega Homeboyz

Ulinzi Stars v Nzoia Sugar

Western Stima v Bandari FC

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