Gor Mahia go down to Kakamega Homeboyz 2-1

Gor Mahia suffered a surprise defeat, going down 2-1 to Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu on Sunday. Gor Mahia’s goal was scored by Nicholas Kipkirui

Additional reporting from the Nation

Kakamega Homeboyz beat reigning champions Gor Mahia 2-1 for the first time in their history in a Kenya Premier League match at Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega on Sunday.

Shami Kibwana and Ali Bhai each scored in either half to hand the host the important win, while Nicholas Kipkurui scored the lone goal for Gor, who were handed their second defeat of the season.

K’Ogalo looked exhausted during the match having travelled to Kakamega the same day and Homeboyz outclassed them in the entire match.

Kibwana scored in the 20th minute after receiving a long pass from David Odhiambo then moved past Gor Mahia defenders to fire a low shot past goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch.

Kipkurui levelled matters for K’Ogalo five minutes to half time through a free header after a loose ball from captain Kenneth Miguna.

Six minutes after the hour mark, the hosts goal keeper Gabriel Andika kicked a long ball to Allan Wanga, who navigated through K’Ogalo’s defence then released the ball to Ali Bai to fire a strong shot past Oluoch.

The result leaves Kakamega Homeboyz in the third position with 36 points, while Gor drops to fourth on 32 points having played four games less than league leaders Tusker.

Meanwhile, ugly scenes were witnessed before the match kick-off when Gor Mahia fans mercilessly beat Nation Sport reporter Titus Maero.

Maero, who was to cover the match, was thrown out of the stadium as K’Ogalo fans turned their anger on Kakamega Homeboyz fans and stewards.

“I had to run for my dear life and jump over the fence. They rained kicks and blows on me while some aimed clubs on my head. Police just watched and some even ran a way out of fear,” narrated a devastated Maero.

He said the fans alleged that he had posted a photo of Nzoia Sugar FC fans celebrating after beating Gor Mahia in one of the Facebook groups last year, an action vehemently he denied

12 thoughts on “Gor Mahia go down to Kakamega Homeboyz 2-1

  1. The run up to this game was pathetic to say the least. No information on what was going on in training (if at all there was any), nothing about the players concerns, no advertisement towards the game… Nothing. We are totally blacked out….am actually not surprised by the result. You reap what you sow!!!

  2. Due to non payment of their salaries and failure to meet their basic needs, Gor Mahia players never trained for a whole week. Loosing 2-1 to Home Boyz , a team which is financially stable, Gor Mahia players did well, in my opinion.

  3. Gor Mahia Augmentin Fund

    Gor Mahia Augmentin Fund is a nonpolitical, cross-cultural group of Gor Mahia F. C. fans worldwide with an objective of mobilizing a sustainable fund to improve the welfare of Gor Mahia F. C. players and coaches.

    The Fund targets to reach at least 25000 K’Ogalo supporters who can contribute 200/- annual membership fee and then 125/- per month or 1700/- per year. The money will enable Gor Mahia to pay salaries and medical insurance for the players.

    K’Ogalo fans, let us join hands and be the sponsors of our club.

    Join Gor Mahia Augmentin Fund and together we can raise our support for Gor Mahia F. C. to a higher level.

    With Gor Mahia Augmentin Fund, you pay only 200/- annual membership fee and 125/- per month. All the money goes to:
    1. Paythe players’ salaries.
    2. Pay NSSF and NHIF for our players.
    3. Finance Gor Mahia’s signing of the best players in Africa.

    To contribute:
    KCB Pay Bill 522522
    Account 1267562560 Then forward M-PESA message to 0748844410 for reconciliation of records.

    For more information text 0748844410

    GMAF Caring for K’Ogalo Boldly, Transparently and Directly.

    Follow this link to join Gor Mahia Augmentin Fund Telegram group:

    https://t.me/gmaf1219

  4. Yawa if we can’t afford to boycott training and player matches… This ain’t amateur football.. Lastly this players will get injuries.. Unfitnes is bad.. Most of the players could barely run in the second half.. This is turning out to be an embarrassment to all kogalo fraternity

  5. The match today was as if they just wanted to give us the fans and the office the message that their is more to come,the just gave away cheap goal smthng needs to be done urgently.lastly jasego is also quiet leaving us hanging

  6. In line with its commitment to be transparent and account GMAF publishes its:

    GMAF Income & Expenditure as at 11/01/2020 KES

    Total Contributions See Schedule
    268,102.00

    Interest received 38.50

    Total Receipts 268,140.50

    Deduct:
    Direct payment to players & TB on 20/12/2019. -200,000.00

    Contributions received after statement was
    printed on 2/1/2020 (See note 1)
    -26,163.00

    Bank Charges -2,525.80

    Total Deductions. -228,688.80

    Reconciled GMAF Fund Balance as at 02/1/2020
    39,451.70

    Balance as per Bank Statement (provided for you to confirm)
    39,451.70

    For more information/ reports
    Follow this link to join Gor Mahia Augmentin Fund
    Telegram group:

    https://t.me/gmaf1219

  7. I don’t think the payers gave away the match. They were simply psychologically distracted by off pitch issues, more precisely the salary. How do you play well if you have not paid rent for 2, 3 , 4 or even 5 months? In addition there are other personal needs to meet. Also there was fatigue as a result of last minute travel. The players cant be blamed for the loss.

  8. It’s unfortunate we demand so much from.the players even in the current situation. What are we as fans doing now that we have the GMAF tool to use to financially stabilize the team? You cannot demand results where the odds are heavily tilted against you

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