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Gor skin Leopards to clinch 17th league title

Gor Mahia are the 2018 Kenyan Premier League champions following their 2-0 win over bitter rivals AFC Leopards in the Mashemeji derby on Saturday at Kasarani Stadium.

Two first half strikes by Boniface Omondi in the 31st minute and Bernard Ondiek nine minutes later were enough for the runaway league leaders to maintain an unassailable 20 points gap at the top of the table with just 6 matches to play.

Leopards gave as much as they received in the cagey contest but were undone by a missed penalty by Whyvonne Isuza on the stroke of halftime that pretty much summed up the team’s poor finishing.

17TH LEAGUE TITLE

With the win, Gor Mahia moved to 71 points while Leopards, who went into the match at third place on 48 points, fell back 23 points behind their eternal rivals.

Bandari, who beat Nzoia Sugar 1-0, in an earlier match stayed second on 51 points.

With a record extending 17th the league title all sewn up, K’Ogalo now shift focus to Wednesday’s crunch encounter with USM Alger away in Algeria in a do or die clash with a quarter final place in the Caf Confederations Cup at stake.