Michael Olunga scored four times as Gor Mahia hammered Chemelil Sugar 4-1 at Afraha stadium Nakuru.
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Michael Olunga was the star of the match scoring four goals as Gor Mahia drubbed Chemelil Sugar 4-1 in a Kenyan Premier League match played on Saturday 27 June at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.
The youngster opened the scoring for the champions after 36 minutes of play but the hosts responded three minutes later as the two sides left for a breather with scores level.The second half was dominated by the Green Army with Olunga scoring three in a span of 27 second half minutes.
Chemelil Sugar started the game as the stronger side with Stephen Wakanya and Stephen Kariuki forcing Boniface Oluoch on Gor Mahia goal into early saves in the match. Daniel Murage also had a chance to break the deadlock in the 6th minute, he cut in from the left and unleashed a ferocious shot from inside the area but Oluoch was equal to the task parrying the ball out for a corner.
Gor’ first clear cut chance came on the 13th minute with Michael Olunga connecting to a Sibomana cross but Jairus Adira on Chemelil goal was equal to the task easily picking the ball. Olunga had another chance to break the deadlock on the 19th minute,he received the ball from midfield and with a fantastic turn put himself through on goal but Adira once again was equal to the task blocking the striker’s shot for a corner. Adira made it a hat-trick of saves against Olunga on the 26th minute denying the former Thika United man who headed direct on goal from an Ali Hassan Abondo corner.
Olunga finally got the breakthrough on the 36th minute, he received a precise pass from Karim Nizigiyimana on the right controlled the ball and fired into the bottom right corner to give the champions the lead. Chemelil responded three minutes later through Alloys Mangi, Daniel Murage on the left looped the ball over an advancing Boniface Oluoch, the ball hit the cross bar and bounced back to the field of play and Mangi who was unmarked on the right headed into an empty net to draw the Millers level.
Gor showed more after the breather and got two goals in a span of three minutes through Michael Olunga. On the 56th minute, the player received a pass from strike partner Meddie Kagere finishing past Adira who was out of his position for his second of the match. He completed his hat-trick three minutes later looping the ball over advancing Adira with a fantastic back foot flick to give Gor a two-goal buffer.
Meddie Kagere thought he scored his 10th of the season in the 78th minute but the goal was disallowed as he was adjudged to have been in an offside position, he had another chance two minutes later but failed to connect to a Walusimbi cross from the left.
Michael Olunga grabbed his fourth goal of the match finishing past Adira to complete the rout.
Starting XI: 22.Jairus Adira 19. Jonathan Mwaniki 6. Indimuli Robert 5. Omino James, 13. Titus Wamalwa 9. Odero Charles, 2. David Ojuang, 26. Ouko Smith, 12. Daniel Mutahi, (88’ Nelson Dranny) 7. Alloyce Mangi, 8. Kariuki Stephen (69’ Mwachiponi Mohammed) 18. Stephen Wakanya (60’ Joshua Oyoo)
Unused ubs: 30. Fredrick Onyango (GK) 23. Kevin Migunde 28 20. David Oriki, 16. Mwanzo cresten
Starting XI :23. Bonface Oluoch. 5. Musa Mohamed. (85’ Bernard Odhiambo) 14. Karim Nizigiyimana. 3. Abouba Sibomana. 29. Innocent Wafula. 30. Ali Abondo. (80’ Eric Ochieng) 18. Harun Shakava. 22. Meddie Kagere. (86’ George Odhiambo) 2. Godfrey Walusimbi. 19. Michael Olunga. 10. Khalid Aucho.
Unused subs: 1. Jerim Onyango. 7. Ronald Omino. 20. Ernest Wendo. 24. Enock Agwanda