courtesy of futaa.com
Diminutive Ugandan striker Dan Sserenkuma goal from the spot was all Gor Mahia needed to beat Chemelil Sugar FC in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday 28 September.
Willis Ouma should have put Chemelil ahead as early as in the fifth minute of the match but he was judged to be offside while in a good scoring opportunity.
David Owino made a good run from deep in his own half, brought in a wonderful cross but there was no Gor Mahia player insight to tap it in in the sixth minute.
Chemelil won a freekick just outside the box after Donald Mosoti’s handball in the 14th minute. Victor Omondi hard shot was however parried away by the hawk-eyed Gor Mahia custodian Jerim Onyango.
Chemelil wasted another glorious opportunity to level the scores in the 17th minute, this time Jared Obwege being the culprit. He beat the off side trap after an incisive pass from Willis Ouma but hesitated in shooting, giving Jerim ample time to collect the ball.
Innocent Mutiso released a good pass to the impressive Kevin Omondi in the 19th minute but the latter shot wide from close range.
Omondi was at it again in the 28th minute, cleverly chipping the ball to Moses Odhiambo whose resultant hard shot hit the bar with Chemelil custodian Jairus Adira well-beaten.
Chemelil brought it Francis Oduor for Jonathan Mwaniki in the 49th minute as they continued their search for an equalizer. Gor won a freekick in the 52nd minute after Sserenkuma was fouled at the edge of the box but Omondi blasted it wide.
Gor Mahia tactician Bobby Williamson brought in former Qatar-based youngster Joseph Wanyonyi for Moses Odhiambo in the 56th minute.
James Omino was yellow carded in the 69th minute after a foul on Kevin Omondi, Gor winning a freekick just outside the box that Kevin Omondi, again, shot wide.
Chemelil brought in John Onami for Jared Obwege in the 76th minute while Kevin Omondi was substituted for Paul Kiongera by Gor few minutes later.
The changes however had no impact in the outcome of the match as it ended 1-0 in favour of Gor Mahia. With the win Gor are still at the helm of the KPL log with 44 points from 24 matches.