Gor Mahia kept the pace with the leading pack in the Kenya premier league by beating hard fighting Thika United 1-0 on Sunday at the Nairobi City stadium in front of a capacity crowd. Thika were playing under a new coach, John Kamau, after the long serving Abdallah Juma was fired.
Gor Mahia, sporting their new Tuzo jerseys, dominated possession and attacked the Thika goal relentlessly. Wycliffe Ochomo and Demonde Selenga were most active. But poor finishing let Kogalo down. At half time the score was 0-0.
Gor Mahia continued to mount attacks in the second half. When Wycliffe Ochomo was injured, veteran Moses Odhiambo came in. Hajji Mwachoki came in for Dan Makori. Gor Mahia’s attacks were finally rewarded in the 80th minute. Former Kogalo player, Peter Opiyo fouled Kevin Ochieng near the penalty box. Moses Odhiambo scored with a sublime free kick home to give Gor Mahia 3 precious points. Kevin Ochieng was red carded in the 85th minute for time wasting.
Gor Mahia are now in 5th position with 26 points from 14 games. Rangers maintained their lead by destroying Congo United 4-0 that gives them 30 points.