Ingwe lift GOtv Shield
Midfielder Peter ‘Pinchez’ Opiyo scored a second half goal to help AFC Leopards edge out rivals Gor Mahia in GOtv Shield final played at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.
There was however a negative ending in the game as Ingwe raided the pitch with stones and other paraphernalia after the final whistle.
Police were forced to lob teargas canisters to disperse the rowdy crowd in the stands and one officer was seriously injured in the fracas.
AFC Leopards’ had started the second half well and it resulted in the goal after having failed to do much in the attacking front during the first half.
Dan Sserunkuma, who has always scored against Ingwe, was a highly marked man with Jackson Saleh being tasked with taking care of him.
Jerim Onyango saved well Abdalah Juma’s free-kick from the left on 25 minutes, with Juma’s set piece again evading the target by inches minutes later.
Sserunkuma tried his luck on 37 minutes with his flying shot going wide.
Allan Wanga almost shook the net on 42 minutes but his tap from Charles Okwemba’s cross went wide.
Antony Akumu would have broken the deadlock with a minute before the teams returned to the dressing room but Martin Musalia saved off the effort.
Seven minutes from the restart, Noah Wafula pulled off a moment of brilliance from the right, taking on Musa Mohammed and leaving him for the dead before slicing in a 45 degree cross into the box.
Peter Opiyo was at the right place at the right time and he banged in the ball with ease.
Gor Mahia coach Bobby Williamson changed his pre-match tactic pulling off Wanyonyi, Akumu and Mutiso and bringing in Edward Lavatsa, Kevin Omondi and Kiongera but they were unable to find a way past the Leopards defence.
Ingwe held on for the win, pocketing Shs 2 million.