Those who were worried about Gor Mahia players losing their motivation or worried about a seemingly porous defence need not worry. Gor Mahia dismissed those fears with a clinical demolition of Sofapaka on Wedensday by a score of 2-0.
Ali Abondo confirmed his return to scoring form when he picked up a loose ball following Olunga’s header to plant the ball in the net in the 21st minute. Michael Olunga moved closer to the league top scorer slot when he found the back of the net in the 77th minute.
Gor Mahia dominated the early exchanges. Only three minutes into the match, Innocent Wafula’s effort was cleared off the line. Meddie Kagere and Karim Nizigiyimana had a field day operating on the flanks. The Sofapaka full back duo of Heritier Luvalu and Anthony Ndolo had no answer for them. Kagere came close to doubling the lead in the 35th minute when he latched onto a cross from Olunga but his effort went overboard.
Sofapaka came back a better side in the second half and even forced a penalty in the 61st minute when Boniface Oluoch in the Kogalo goal was adjudged to have fouled a Sofapaka player. But Oluoch stifled Sofapaka when he punched John Baraza’s corner out.
The marauding Kagere was at it again in the 77th minute when he picked up a through ball from Nizigiyimana but his attempt was blocked by Sofapaka custodian David Okello. Olunga latched onto the loose ball to score. Olunga now has 16 goals but still four behind Jesse Were in the league scorers chart.