Gor Mahia recovered from their midweek loss to edge Mathare United 1-0 in a match played at Nyayo stadium on Sunday.
The all important goal came in the 55th minute. Veteran defender Edgar “Fighter” Ochieng fouled Dan Sserunkuma in the 18 yard box. Sserunkuma himself stepped up to take the penalty and made no mistake to give Gor Mahia the crucial winner.
The match was evenly balanced in the early exchanges. It was Mathare who almost took the lead as early as the 2nd minute when former Gor Mahia player Kevin Ochieng forced a save from Jerim Onyango from a freekick.
Edwin Lavatsa was lively throughout the game giving the Mathare defense some tense moments. In the 27th minute he forced a fine save from Joseph Ruto when he picked up a through pass from Ali Abondo forcing the Mathare custodian to come off his line and make a save.
In the second half, Ivan Anguyo came in for Joseph Njuguna while Moses Odhiambo came in for Kevin Omondi. Mathare too rung changes in a bid to grab an equalizer but Kogalo defense thwarted their efforts. However Mathare’s Emmanuel Tostao kept Gor Mahia defenders busy and twice came close to scoring after beating his marker. Only innacurate finishing stopped him from equalizing.
Gor Mahia now have six points from three matches.