Gor Mahia’s march to the 2019-2020 Kenya Premier League title was slowed down on Saturday at Narok when they went down 3-1 to Sofapaka.
Additional reporting from futaa.com
Sofapaka got their revenge in Narok after stunning Gor Mahia 3-1 in a Kenyan Premier League clash played on Saturday 8th.
High flying Sofapaka got themselves ahead seconds after kick-off with a brilliant header from Chinonso. However, Samuel Onyango leveled the scores in the 15th minute. In the second half, John Baraza’s men had a brilliant display and restored their lead through Chinonso who grabbed his brace. Minutes to stoppage time Ikekhai Sunday’s stunning goal put the game beyond Gor Mahia’s reach.
Sofapaka took the lead inside 28 seconds of play through Promise Chinonso who headed in a cross from close range. Gor Mahia lost the possession after kick and Sofapaka took the chance to counter, Esieche had the ball on the left before delivering a searching pass to Chinonso, who made no mistake by nodding home to hand his side an early lead.
K’Ogalo were on a mission to respond after going down early. Confusion at the back saw Juma Balinya get the ball outside the 18 area, he took a shot which was parried by Richard Aimo with the ball hitting the post.
Gor Mahia found the equalizer in the 15th minute from a corner. Kenneth Muguna stepped up to deliver a corner that met Samuel Onyango who was in between two Sofapaka defenders and the Green Army were level.
Another attack from the men in green was on the cards, Balinya had the ball on the right, delivered a searching pass to Onyango, who was left one on one with the keeper but failed to beat Aimo from close range.
In the second half, Sofapaka were controlling the match, making a number of attempts with Gor Mahia forced to clear the ball from the line twice. In the 55th minute, Sofapaka restored their lead through Chinonso. Captain Asieche delivered a beautiful corner that was headed in by unmarked Chinonso.
With 6 minutes remaining to stoppage time, Sofapaka grabbed the third goal and it was an absolute stunner. The hosts had a throw-in on the right side, Gor’s defence failed to clear the danger fully with the ball landing on Ikekhai Sunday’s leg. He took a touch before unleashing a hard shot that beat Mapigano.