It was a high voltage game of 90 minutes that was decided by seven tense spot kicks, Gor Mahia goalkeeper Gad Mathews the hero of the afternoon after parrying away AFC Leopards’ first two penalties.
After both teams progressed to the finals on post match penalties, the rivalry between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia was bound to have a familiar twist of post-match shootouts.
Just four minutes into affair at the Nyayo National Stadium, Elvis Rupia blasted the woodwork in what turned out to be the highlight of the first half.
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After the intermission, AFC Leopards had their penalty appeal turned down after Rupia went down in the box under a challenge from Gor Mahia defender Harun Shakava.
Centre referee Peter Waweru called for penalties after a barren stalemate in regulation time.
Captain Isaac Kipyegon and Said Tsuma missed the first two spot kicks for Ingwe as Gor Mahia’s Sydney Ochieng, Kenneth Muguna, Clifton Miheso and Samuel Onyango coolly converted to win 4-1, despite Ingwe head coach Patrick Assumes calling on his penalty trump card of goalkeeper Ezekiel Owade just seconds to the final whistle.
Gor Mahia who avenge for their 2013 GOTV shield cup 1-0 final loss against AFC Leopards seal a return to the CAF Confederation Cup along with 2 million shillings cash prize.
Ingwe who are the most successful club in the competition having won the competition 10 times, walk away with one million shillings.
Earlier at the same venue, Bidco United dispatched Division One side Equity FC in the third place playoff following their 1-0 triumph.