Gor Mahia floor Sofapaka 2-0

Gor Mahia scored a convincing 2-0 win over second placed Sofapaka at Kisumu on Sunday. The goals came from the in form Samuel Onyango and reliable scorer Jacque Tuyisenge. The win puts Gor Mahia in a commanding position.

Additional reporting from the Nation

Champions Gor Mahia are two wins away from lifting the SportPesa Premier League title for unmatched 18th time after they edge visitors Sofapaka 2-0 in a thrilling heavyweight clash at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday.

Samuel Onyango and Jacques Tuyisenge scored a goal a piece in the second half to stretch K’Ogalo’s lead to 66points. Sofapaka remains second on 56points.

A delighted Gor’s coach Hassan Oktay said he was now sure of lifting the title.

“Now I can say that we are champions because we have opened a big gap. This game was very important for us,” said Oktay.

At the fully packed stadium, Gor supporters sent early their call for a win with jeers on Samuel Onyango when he failed to slot home from a free-kick at edge of the box.

Sofapaka also won a free-kick the other end just moments later, Jacques Tuyisenge rising high to send away Omar Moussa’s strike.

Eight minutes into the contest, Sofapaka goalkeeper Justine Ndikumana was forced to a double save to deny Tuyisenge from close-range after being assisted by Kenneth Muguna.

The visitors had not settled in the “heavyweight” clash as K’Ogalo dictated the exchange and always threatened from the flanks.

Regarded the perfect free-kick taker in the coach Oktay’s squad, Muguna was called into action on the 23rd minute, the latter bending a beautiful shot, which went wide by few inches.

John Avire attempted to find the back of the hosts net on the 25th and 32nd minutes respectively through long-range efforts, but luck was not on his side.

Gor’s goalkeeper Fredrick Odhiambo had to be alert in his area five minutes to the break and make a timely save from George Maelo’s free-kick, before several waiting yellow shirts inside his area could connect.

Gor almost took the lead immediately after the restart when Francis Kahata found Onyango upfront with a low pass, the latter’s one touch finish going wide.

Onyango left the thousands of K’Ogalo supporters singing on the 57th minute when he raced to beat Sofapaka’s goalkeeper Ndikumana with a rising shot.

The shot-stopper had left his line early in attempt to make a clearance before Onyango arrived.

Both sides then made substitutions, the visitors resting Kilume Mohammed for Ibrahim Kajula, while the hosts brought in Erisa Ssekisambu for Nicholas Kipkirui.

Center referee Felix Ekai was forced cool tempratures in the clash on the 76th minute before players from both side almost engaged in a fight.

One minute later, Tuyisenge netted the second goal to move Gor to two wins away from winning the domestic title.

The Rwandese collected a pass from Kahata and dribbled inside the box, before rounding goalkeeper Ndikumana to slot home in the empty net.

Five minutes to the break, Pistone Mutamba would have pulled one for his side but his header from a corner-kick delivery went wide.


38 thoughts on “Gor Mahia floor Sofapaka 2-0

  1. A win for Gor Mahia in the next match against Nzoia Sugar will hand Kogalo the FKF Premier League for the 3rd consecutive time. Almighty God, help team Gor Mahia.

  2. Congratulations are in order. This team is above KPL let’s see how we can conquer Africa. God bless Kogalo.

  3. Congratulations team, so sweet especially that Tuysenge goal. Now Baraza of mews can talk. Looking forward to the time we will be flooring the likes of Al Ahly, TP Mazembe, Esperance, Mamelodys of this continent. This calls for early and thorough preparations

  4. By the way this victory has simplified the math, a win against Nzoia next week will just seal it for Kogalo

  5. Congratulations team k’ogalo for putting sofapaka fc to the sword. The boys played well and even Baraza admitted that Gor mahia fc won fairly and he congratulated Gor mahia fc. He said that Gor won on the pitch meaning we were not favoured as kalekwa would want people to believe. Samuel have remained consistence by scoring in every game and is now our sure bet.I predicted that he will score and he did exactly that. Muguna is a Joy to watch and with kahata also maintaining fitness, k’ogalo midfield mambo biad. Am still waiting for that team who will beat us. Because I don’t see.

  6. Congrats team. Now let’s put ingwe in a situation where they must set up a guard of honour for us.
    @Jasego, we need to hear from you

  7. . Now let’s put ingwe in a situation where they must set up a guard of honour for us.
    @Jasego, we need to hear from you

  8. Any plan of impending discipline should be totally shelved until further notice. These Gor players play all their heart out to win difficult matches and this is a sign of indiv commitment and determination to their employer.Beating Ulinzi,Bandari,Tusker and now sofapaka is not an easy task and the boys must be appreciated for the work well done.By the way,what happened to BlackBerry? Injured or suspended?

  9. @Ambrose Rachier, Gor Mahia players (boys) are young and need to be guided. Shelve any disciplinary action against any player. You are a father figure to them, pardon and advise any who might have erred. After all they have really worked hard this year. Congratulations to the boys is in order. Surely, what happened to George “Blackberry” Odhiambo?

  10. Whilst the ease with which we swatted our most immediate opponent should be a cause for celebration , it is equally a reason to worry because the lack of a serious opponent , a lack of any discernible pressure becomes our Achilles heel when we go continental , the unfortunate part is that there is nothing we can do about it because its the forte of the rest of the pack to raise their game , it is what in France is called the Paris Saint Germaine (PSG)problem ( Absolutely no Local competition) .
    When we witness a situation when we are busy away in Africa for weeks and come back still ahead of the log while having played 3-4games less , then there is a problem and when we can still come back with all the congestions , jetlags , fatigue , exhaustions and injuries but still emerge unscathed then it is even a bigger problem .
    These wannabes have tried their best for years now but we can now acknowledge the fact that there best will never be good enough , the only team that has the wherewithal if managed well to summon enough gravitas to threaten our kingdom is Afc Leopards and for this , we must pray because its only an Afc win of the league that can give as the shock therapy that we need .
    When Tusker or Ulinzi or Sofapaka win the league like they have done in the near past , it never seems to pain us enough like it would were it Afc.
    Otherwise for now , we have no choice but to celebrate the routine wins while it lasts , boring though as it is and while at it , lets tear Shemeji to unrecognisable shreds next weekend .
    You may have noticed that I didnt mention Nzoia , coz mimi hapan tambua .

    1. Congratulations Gor Mahia.
      This dominance is not good for Gor, not good for Kenya football, not attractive for sponsors, not good for funs who do not experience FOOTBALL butterflies anymore, not good for players who must just play for Gor or Gor Mahia

      If it takes Ingwe beating Gor to help organize Kenya football, so be it.

  11. Let’s also not forget to notice and appreciate our three African stars in England who have shared golden boot in the world’s most popular and prestigious EPL.Kudos to Mo salah, Auboumayang and Sadio Mane.Africa is truly rich in football talent. Meanwhile as we pray for Ingwe to offer serious challenge to us let’s also remember Man united in our prayers although praying for the devil is like mixing water and paraffin. Joash and Philemon should immediately start preparing on how to frustrate Mane and Mahrez during Afcon. It will be Gor verses Liverpool and Mancity

  12. Even as we start our early celebrations to retaining the title , lets spare a wish for our very own Kisumu Allstars who are also on the brink of a comeback to the Premier league .
    Were they to succeed , then the biggest beneficiary of it would be Gor Mahia , since Kisumu Allstars like their predecessors Kisumu Hotstars and Kisumu Hotstars would be the de facto Gor Mahia youth team where Prospective bright talents from around the Lakeside would hone their skills , acquire the experience and transition to Gor Mahia based on whatever agreeable arrangement , those are the kinds of arrangements that produced the likes of Bobby Ogolla , John Okello Zangi , Charles Engine Otieno , Tobias Juakali Ochola plus many many many more .
    The fact that we had an endless supply of such European league quality material means that it is natural quality that abounds in plenty just like the natural quality of athletes from the Rift .
    Going back to these basics , scouting and signing these boys while still in school and then loaning them out is more beneficial than the unsustainable corruption prone recruitment policy if you can call it one , that we currently apply , we have better quality footballers than Rwanda , Burundi , Uganda and Tanzania .
    As the league winds up , now is that time when @Jasego would be giving as a heads up on Which players maybe coming in and similar right from the inside Gumzos but like they say , a Prophet is never honored in his own home , when we had him , we pelted him with online stones and cowardly hurled choice insults at him while safely hidden behind our keyboards , Now we are Malnourished due to lack of information .

  13. Congrats boys for a great performance.

    Oktay continues to prove his credentials. Good job.

    I see many fans asking where Blackberry is. The boy has fallen down the pecking order. He is even below Boniface Omondi who couldn’t get game time. He was benched and never took it kindly and that affected his performance. He needs to stay positive and work hard.

    The reason we keep succeeding is because of our foreign coaches who only play those ready to deliver. Any other option like picking players on emotion and history would make us fall like ingwe.

  14. I think Gor should park the bus in our next game and feature unused players like Asudi for our next game and hope for a draw. We need to win it where it matters most against who else than Ingwe. The stakes are always high but this would raise it a bit.

  15. There are romours that the derby might be played at Nyayo as the official opening of the stadium.

  16. First I thank God who made our boys to win and always want to urge the supporters to keep on praying for the boys for them to surprise the country and the world by conquering Africa. By this I mean that when they qualify for champions league cup we pray that God Help them do better as we believe they can, and also they can beat Esperence, Zamalack Mamelody Tp Mazembe, and this “Berkane” and more others. We want them to have never die spirit in them. Play till the last whistle. I know what Gor Mahia Team can do if they are in a good state of mind and physically fit. we wish to see GM of 1987 when they won Mandela Cup. I wish you the best team GM. May God Bless you abundantly.

  17. Congratulation to the Team. Indeed it is said that hard work pays. Admittedly, it has not been easy. Playing back to back matches and being involved in the continental assignments is no mean task. Staying focused and tactical I think has been the main style of handling such matters. For me this is why one needs to be very patient when times are hard. If one was to operate with emotions, things tend to take twists and turns. It takes teamwork of people with resolve to come out good. I am imagining a scenario when we lost and drew some matches that all of a sudden things just began to go berserk. I think that as we get into the next face of FIFA’s requirement of aligning the leagues, we should be better placed to perform better in the continental fixtures, with right recruitment or right players. For the league, it is a forgone case. In simple terms, we are back to where we belong.

  18. We need 4 points to be Champions, meaning if we beat Nzoia Sugar on Wednesday this week then we just need a draw against Ingwe to lift the Diadem. But then again, who wants to draw against Chingwe? Thorough beating will serve as a reminder to them that we call the shots when it comes to Kenyan football. I rest my case.

    1. If Bandari draw or loss then the next three points are enough. bandari play Chemelil then Tusker within this week. All the same we can win it by beating ingwe just like we did last year

  19. If Sofapaka wins all their remaining 4 matches they can attain a maximum of 68 points. If Gor beats Nzoia we will be 69 points.So the league might be won on Wednesday.

    1. @ODHIS muga check Bandari. If they will all they can go to 71. A draw in one of their two matches this week will do us a favour

  20. EPL was exciting because it was decided on the last day, EPL has produced four teams in the finals – the league winners not part of them. Leagues dominated by Barcelona, Juventus and PSG are suffering because of the dominance of these teams in their local leagues. It is clear now. Dominance is not good.

    That Gor can win this cup for the 3rd time (6th time in seven years) will inform you of what awaits Gor in the continentals next year if they do not wisely, Recruit, Recruit Recruit. Then Motivate, Motivate Motivate (this is the hard part), Look for sponsors, sponsors sponsors Then hope you can go far in the continental tournaments and get some good money and replicate it all over again.

  21. Good performance, congrats team. We need to prepare well for continentals and this should include possible frendlies with the African heavyweights. It’s been proven, there isn’t a serious opposition within sportpesa premier league

  22. @Sylvester, I agree with you on this matter. looking at the gap that Gor gives other teams, it is too wide. It has exposed our the kind of coaches we have in our league, more so the local coaches. they are not helping our league. I had suggested some times back that many good coaches be allowed in our league for the sake of good football. Look at the just concluded Epl, how many English coaches are up the table? Why not KPL? Our local teams are really pulling us down. Let us get up back up, where we belong.

  23. Those who doubted His Excellency Hassan Oktay “Oktal”, are tongue tied. This man is a good coach. If we can keep him for another season or two, I see Gor Mahia reaching Semi finals if not Finals of champions League. With some good recruitment, it can be done.
    Amor, Piny Mor, Polo bende Mor. For God and my beloved club – Kogallo


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