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Mathews saved two penalties as Gor Mahia edged out AFC in Mashemeji Derby FKF Cup Final

Gor Mahia FC players celebrate winning FKF Cup during their FKF Cup final at Nyayo National Stadium on July 04, 2021. (PHOTO/Kelly Ayodi/ Sportpicha)

Gor were crowned champions after beating AFC leopards 4-1 in post-match penalties following a scoreless draw in regular time.

Goalkeeper Gad Mathews saved two penalties as Gor Mahia edged out AFC Leopards 4-1 on penalties to win the 2021 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup in a tight final played behind closed doors at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on Sunday

After a 0-0 draw in regular time, the match proceeded to penalties without extra time where former Kisumu All Stars keeper Mathews saved Said Tsuma and captain Isaac Kipyegon penalties to hand Gor the advantage with Washington Munene scoring Ingwe’s sole penalty.

Sidney Wahongo, Kenneth Muguna, Clifton Miheso and Sammy Onyango each converted their penalties to hand Gor the title which sees them qualify for the 2021-2022 CAF Confederation Cup.

Only a handful of spectators were allowed to grace the occasion at Nyayo as two of the most successful teams in the country battled it out for a chance for their first silverware of the campaign.

Muguna was named as the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament with Oyemba winning the best keeper award after keeping five clean sheets in the entire showpiece. While both players were present to collect their accolades, Bandari’s Benjamin Mosha, who emerged as the tournament’s best scorer with five goals was not there to pick his accolade.

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