Archives - September, 2010



27 Sep 10

Kitawi and Kevin Omondi celebrate the 1st goal

In a match played at the City stadium, A goal in each half enabled Kogalo to sink Mahakama 2-0. Fan favorite Ibrahim Kitawi scored the match opener in the 30th minute with a well taken free kick. Kevin Omondi scored the second goal when he converted a free kick by skipper Julius Owino.
Gor Mahia dominated the proceedings in the second half with Makori, Baldwin Ngwa and Blackberry each coming close. Keeper Jerim Onyango had to be replaced in the 70th minute following a collision. The win enabled Kogalo to consolidate their second position in the Kenya premier.


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16 Sep 10

Amid vocal support from the Kogalo faithful and the loud drum beats of the Sofapaka cheering squad, the two teams played to a tie in an evenly contested encounter that saw both teams miss golden chances.

It was Gor Mahia who took the lead when skipper Julius Owino converted a penalty that resulted when James Situma handled the ball in the penalty box. Gor Mahia went into halftime leading 1-0.

Sofapaka brought on the pressure in the second half. It resulted in a goal 5 minutes into the second half through John Baraza.

The tie leaves Kogalo in 2nd place trailing Ulinzi by 3 points


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14 Sep 10

Adapted from the Standard:

By Ben Ahenda

“Sports Minister Paul Otuoma should flex his muscles and rein in on the feuding football factions to restore sanity in local football,” says former Kenya international winger, Nahashon Oluoch ‘Lule’.

Oluoch said Kenya should rather face a three-year Fifa ban, but put its house in order.

He feels certain officials have for a long time hidden behind an eminent Fifa ban to do great business with local footballers to rake in millions of shillings annually.

“It is time to stop all this nonsense,” an angry Oluoch told Fever Pitch in an interview at a Nakuru hotel, on Monday.

He pointed out that the formation of Football Kenya Limited (FKL) was a technique by its owners to avoid competition from able and experienced football administrators.

“Let those running football now resign and give others a chance,” he stated. But he maintained that Kenya Football Federation (KFF) officials should be given a hearing because they, too, have a following in the sport.

“After all, a company and its officials cannot be voted out if they mess up, but federation officials, under the Societies Act, can be punished,” he added.

The former international footballer said the only option left for Otuoma is to stamp his authority and prevail upon ‘these disgruntled football businessmen’ from taking the country’s football to the dogs.

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buy shares

“How will a private company have affiliated sub-branches and branches? How will it bring on board referees, coaches and former players? Are these stakeholders expected to buy shares for them to be given a hearing? We are heading nowhere,” he warned.

He noted that Kenya, like the rest of the world, only needs a federation to run football, but not a company (in reference to FKL, who are at loggerheads with the KFF).

“Sports Minister only needs to dissolve FKL and ensure a federation, in which all stakeholders are brought on board, is in charge,” he said.

make money

Oluoch named football stakeholders as coaches, former players, referees and experienced administrators who have the sport at heart, but not those out to make money at the expense of players.

He challenged the Government not to hesitate taking action.

“It will only take us two to three years for the Fifa wrath, but we sweep these disgruntled elements under the carpet for good. We’ll make the future of our talented players bright,” he noted.

Oluoch urged Harambee Stars coach Twahir Muhiddin to resign after failing to lead the national team to victory against the lowly-rated Guinea Bissau on their quest to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Stars lost by a solitary goal to the West Africans, and Oluoch maintains, unfair selection of national team coaches has led to players not respecting them.

Oluoch, who played for Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars in the 1970s and 80s before he flew out to the US in 1982 for further studies, told the local football governing body to own up.

However, Oluoch supports the formation of Kenya Premier League Company (KPL) to run club football on behalf of the federation, where all participating clubs are shareholders

“It is through such sound management by the KPL Company that they have been able to attract sponsors,” he said.


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12 Sep 10

Kogalo kept their hopes of clinching the league title afloat when they beat KCB 2-0 at the Nyayo national stadium on Saturday September 11. Boasting the services of players returning from national team duty, Gor Mahia faced an opponent that has proven difficult to beat over the past 2 years.
KCB lived up to their reputation and proved to be a hard nut to crack. The first half ended scoreless. On 75 minutes, national youth team defender Musa Mohammed scored from the penalty spot to give Kogalo the lead. 10 Minutes later, George Odhiambo “Blackberry” scored yet another classic goal to seal the score.
Gor Mahia are now in second position behind Ulinzi.


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7 Sep 10

Three Points:
1. Cheers to the fans for returning true passion to the terraces
2. Congratulations to the fans for policing themselves and behaving. Not only will this encourage more fans to come, but it will attract sponsors
3. Let us petition the Prime Minister to add terraces to City stadium. Harlequins rugby club added new terraces at a cost of only ksh 12m. As the club becomes more poular, seating needs to be added


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7 Sep 10

It was a splendid performance by Gor Mahia young lads at Dar-es-salaam National stadium on Saturday when they demolished a fluid Simba side 3-1 in an extremely exciting match played in front of a sparse crowd. Duncan Makori took only 2 minutes of play before finding the back of the net after he was beautifully put through by industrious midfielder Collins Okoth, who later, turned scorer in the 13th minute after Wycliffe Opondo marvellously tapped an over head first volley on his path. He made no mistake latching on it clinically with his left foot, a mazed Simba goal keeper Ally Mustapha could do very little to stop the ball from landing in the roof of the net.
Baldwin Ngwa, who had his best day in Kenyan football scene, was a constant threat to Simba’s defence line. He marshaled his way through the box before releasing a fine pass to unmarked Francis Ochola at the edge of Goalkeeper’s area. Without making any mistake, Ochola cleverly made it 3-0 at 44th minute.
Second half was a tale of missed chances with Duncan Makori missing a great opportunity to make it 4-0 at the 65th minute there after it became a balanced affair with Jerry Santos rattling the cross bar in the 75th minute. Earlier Amri Mafutah had missed a glaring chance after failing to tap in a cross after he had beaten Gor’s offside trap. Amir Mafutah would later console their home fans by pulling one goal back at the stoppage time after converting a similar cross he missed earlier.
Gor’s lineup
Ronnie Kagunzi, Solomon Nasio, Chris Wekesa, Eric Masika, Musa Mohamed, Anthony Akumu, Wycliffe Opondo (John Kiplangat 59′), Collins Okoth (Robert Onyango 85′), Baldwin Ngawa (Duncan Owiti 85′) Francis Ochola, Duncan Makori (Tonny Onyango 77′).
Reserves not used
Jerim Onyango, Francis Akang’o and Andrew Murunga
Coach
Charles Omondi
Scorers
Duncan Makori 2′ Collins Okoth 13′ and Francis Ochola 44′. Amri Mafutah 90′
The second proposed friendly match against Yanga in Arusha today has been shelved due to lack of a venue. Its said that Sheikh Abeid stadium is booked for a political rally for today and tomorrow.
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Ronald N. Ngala

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6 Sep 10

Andrew Murunga and Eric Masika (15) keeping tabs on Salim Gilla of Simba

Amid the miserable failure of the national team, Kogalo supporters had something to lift their spirits. Gor Mahia reminded Simba of the good old days of the 70s and 80s when Tanzanians would shake in their boots at the prospect of facing Kogalo as it often happened in the CECAFA Club Cup.

Gor Mahia beat Simba 3-1. Goals from Makori, Francis Ocholla and Collins Okoth sunk the Msimbazi based side who finished second in the Tanzanian league last season. All goals came in the first half.

Kogalo celebrates the 3rd goal as Simba are left mesmerized


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3 Sep 10

After being bundled out of FKL cup and not engaged in the KPL matches due to involvement of National team in CAN qualifiers, Gor Mahia is heading to Tanzania to play two friendly matches against soccer giants Simba SC on Saturday 4th September at the National stadium at 4pm before traveling to Arusha to meet Young Africans popularly known as Yanga on Monday 6th September at Sheikh Abeid stadium. The trip is organised by CXC Africa (T) limited, a sports promotion company based in Dar-es-salaam.
Charles  ‘Korea’ Omondi assisted by veteran Zablon ‘Pro’ Otieno will head the technical bench while Jolawi Obondo and his assistant Maurice ‘Ole Tunda’ Ouma are among the delegation together with long serving team doctor Samson Ogutu.

 
 Francis Akang’o, Christohper Wekesa, Solomon Nasio, Musa Mohamed and Eric Masika will mann the defence in the absence of Julius Owino while Anthony Akumu is back in the team and will do duty at the midfield together with Collins Okoth, Tonny Onyango, Wiclif Opondo, Duncan Makori and John Kiplang’at. Baldwin Ngwa will definately miss his regular partner George Odhiambo upfront though Duncan Owiti’s presence will definately cushion this worry. Newly signed Andrew Murunga will also have a chance to appear in Kogallo’s jersey in the absence of Abdimalik who has been given time off to clear holly month of Ramadhan while Fredrick Onyango will be a sure starter between the post  with Ronnie Kagunzi compltes the list of 18 players and 7 officials.
 
Vice chairman David Kilo and Ronald Ngala represents the office.
 
Regards
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Ronald N. Ngala
assistant Secretary-General operations.

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2 Sep 10

Kogalo players: Julius Owino(far left) , Kevin Omondi (2nd left) and George Odhiambo (2nd right)

Three Kogalo players, Julius Owino, Kevin Omondi  and George Odhiambo will travel with the national team which is to face Guinea Bissau in a Nations cup qualifier this weekend. All three started the friendly match against Tanzania 2 weeks ago and all three have a chance of starting or seeing some action this weekend. For Blackberry and Kevin, this is their first full FIFA internationals. Blackberry has played in the CECAFA cup and in a series of friendlies. Kevin Omondi has only played in friendlies. For him, it is quite an achievement to make it into the national team only one year removed from secondary school when he captained Langata high to the national title. Yet his lack of experience has not overawed him. Indeed Omondi has impressed whenever he has won the national team colours.

Other Gor Mahia ties in the team : Norway based goalkeeper Arnold Origi is the son of former Kogalo captain, the legendary Austin “Makamu” Oduor who skippered the club in the late 1980s, the clubs glory years. Also as is well known, Dennis Oliech is the younger sibling of former Gor Mahia striker Steve Okumu who played for the club in the 1990s and Andrew Oyombe who featured for Kogalo 2 years ago.


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