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A brace from Danni Sserenkuma and one goal each from Rama Salim and Edwin Lavatsa extended Gor Mahia’s unbeaten form to eight matches in a row and cemented their position in the Kenyan Premier League top six. The one sided encounter was played at a packed City Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Gor Mahia showed intent to score from the time kick-off whistle was blown. Danni Sserenkuma won a free kick in a promising position but Victor Ali wasted it.
A minute later on the other end, a casual mistake by Donald Mosoti allowed experienced Francis Thairu space to shoot but the hawk eyed Fred Onyango parried the shot for a corner. The corner went inside the net but the referee came to Gor Mahia rescue when he ruled that Ibrahim Kitawi had pushed keeper Onyango from behind.
Gor Mahia continued with their attacks. In the 15th minute Donald Mosoti’s header from a free kick well was dealt with well by former K’Ogalo keeper Roy Kagunzi who was between the posts for the Kawangware side.
Red hot Danni Sserenkuma opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a beautiful shot that City Stars defender Nicholas Ochieng had a slight touch of. Kevin Omondi provided Sserenkuma with the pass.
Nine minutes later Sserenkuma again beat his marker again then placed his shot past the keeper for his brace that doubled Gor Mahia’s advantage.
In the 33rd minute City Star’s Francis Thairu stole the ball in midfield then set-up Justus Basweti who fired off target.
The other close chance fell to Gor Mahia through Victor Ali who rifled a shot from distance but despite City Stars keeper spilling the ball, no Gor striker was in place thus allowing the defenders time to clear the threat.
Gor Mahia led 2-0 at half time..
Ten minutes after the break, an advancing Danni Ssereknkuma missed a clear opportunity after Rama Salim did well to beat two City Stars defender then send a cross.
A minute past the one hour mark substitute City Star’s George Mwangi who had come on for Francis Thairu wasted a great chance with only the keeper to beat.
Rama Salim made it 3-0 in the 63rd minute with a solo effort. He rounded the keeper then calmly slotted the ball into the empty net.
Satisfied with the result, Gor Mahia coach Logarusic brought in Edwin Lavatsa and Itubu Imbem for the goal scorers Rama Salim and Dann Sserenkuma.
The pair had an immediate impact but Itumbu Imbem’s goal after a great effort from Lavatsa was ruled offside.
Edwin Lavatsa showed some class with a great move and goal two minutes to the end of regulation time to compound city Stars misery.
Gor Mahia : Fred Onyango,David Owino,Chris Wekesa,Donald Mosoti,Ivans Anguyo,Anthony Akumu,Kevin Omondi (Moses Otieno 64) ,Joseph Njuguna,Dan Sserenkuma (Edwin Lavatsa), Rama Salim (Itubu Imbem) , Victor Abondo
Unused Subs: Wycliff Kasaya,Solomon Nasio,Musa Mohammed,Oscar Mbugua
City Stars: Ronny Kagunzi, Mark Ongwae (Peter Ashango), John Amboko, Nicholas Ochieng,Arthur Museve , Boniface Onyango, Dennis OKumu, Justus Basweti, Ibrahim Kitawi (David Kingatua 67), Francis Thairu (George Mwangi) , Duncan Owiti.
Unused Subs:Fredrick Majani, Simon Ogutu,Alex Achoki, Joel Shebuliba.