Gor Mahia hammer Mahakama

Gor Mahia started their 2016 GoTV shield campaign by flooring Mahakama of Mombasa 3-0 at Kasarani on Saturday
Additional reporting from goal.com
After an entertaining five minutes of passes and beautiful runs, defender Abouba Sibomana scored from a free-kick on the 7th minute to give Gor Mahia their first goal.

The pot kept boiling and on the 15th minute former Western Stima forward Baron Oketch was picked out with a cross but instead of drilling in a shot past keeper Athman Mohammed, he blasted wide out.

Mahakama then piled up pressure playing in Gor Mahia’s half and cleared a potential threat on the 16th minute when Gor Mahia won a corner-kick. Two minutes later, Jacob Keli was fed with a good chance after Wellington Ochieng asmd Ronald Omino had combined well on the right wing.

Ochieng’ played well with Omino from a set-piece on the 22nd minute giving the former Muhoroni Youth defender a clean chance to unleash a shot which landed on keeper’s safe hands. In the 25th minute, Jacob Keli made use of a goalmouth melee to double the score line for K’Ogalo a minute before Baron Oketch blasted the ball wide over the bar from a free-kick.

At the half-hour mark, Enock Agwanda saw his shot hit the side net in what was an open chance for the third goal. In the 39th minute, Mahakama keeper saved his side denying Agwanda an opportunity to put his name on the score sheet just inside the box. Welington Ochieng then did all the work on the right wing tossing the ball to Jacob Keli but the latter failed to connect it to the net two minutes later.

Gor Mahia coach Ze Maria then brought in Francis Kahata few minutes to the break just to stir-up the team. His classic touches in the midfield empowered the likes of Baron Oketch and Keli upfront but efforts didn’t bare fruits to halftime whistle. Both teams showed intention of scoring on resumption with notable move by Mahakama’s Salim Mohammed, who tasted Boniface Oluoch’s hands in the 51st minute from a free-kick.

Youngster Amos Nondi then got an open chance for Gor Mahia but his shot was deflected by a Mahakama defender to find Enock Agwanda, whose effort was thwarted by the keeper five minutes later. Baron Oketch had readied himself for the job on the left. In the 64th minute, keeper Mohammed rose to the occasion once again stopping Agwanda from scoring. He did that again in the 70th minute.

The introduction of Jaques Tuyisenge and defender Eric Ouma thereafter energized Gor Mahia. Tuyisenge almost scored from a Kahata cross twice as Ouma did his duty on the left flank. Ouma did not rest. He crossed from the left corner to find right-placed Jacob Keli, who used the opportunity to complete his brace with a brilliant header. That became the third goal

15 thoughts on “Gor Mahia hammer Mahakama

  1. False 9

    That was an excellent way to gauge the strength and depth of Gor Mahia. Opponents must be quacking in their boots even before the ball is rolled for the 2nd leg kick-off. Wellington, Kahata, Marcelo and Oscar are pure class and I believe more is yet to come. Returning Saleh to Efusi proves that the coach has confidence in the under-studies ie Calabar Jnr and Luke Ochieng. To think that Gor fielded mostly reserve players and still won comfortably is music to my ears. The Signing of Kagere if possible, will help strengthen the spine of the team even more. I am impressed by how well Wellington acquainted himself with the “Nzigiyimana style” of twende twende while not forgetting his primary duty of defending. I hope Kelly and Agwanda will recover their form and chip in with a fair number of goals to help alleviate the pressure on Jausenge. Its my sincere prayer that Gatusso’s injury isn’t serious as we need him to provide competition in the middle of the pack.

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    1. musymo

      Good analysis of the game @False 9. Plus I am of the very few(maybe the only one) who believe Keli still has fire in him. Even though it was against lower level opposition the way he took his goals showed a player still hungry. The pressure and poison directed in his direction definitely has affected him and his confidence in front of goal has taken a real beating. Nondi was pure class and Baron is going to be every defender’s nightmare. Good game Omino but should have gone out earlier than Baron. But the coach knows best!!!!

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      1. musymo

        And Gatusso was like a player reborn. Too bad we had to lose him to injury again. Would love to see him back in the engine room.

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  2. jambita tiny

    Abouba’s opening goal was a result of poor goalkeeping. Keli’s second goal was a result of Agwanda’s counter. Keli’s third goal came about after defenders overslept.
    This team demands appreciation and more game time in order to bond and sharpen. I like Keli’s desire to regain his form. Agwanda should add some skills to his ability so as to be top notch, otherwise the team as a whole deserves a round of applause. Anybody with news of Kagere?

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    1. Jamigori

      @Janam quote the source or refers us to the news source. As much as our work is to support Kogalo, it will really be wrong for the coach not to sign the proven striker like Meddie and he will be judged at the end of the season. His fellow Brazilan has failed to impress and there is no need of keeping the coach’s brother in the team.

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  3. Marto

    You are not alone @Musymo. I also believe that Keli is a lion that has been rained on hence is currently looking like a cat. One of these days he may just dry up and start to roar again. All he needs is support and encouragement from TB and fans. So we should drop this ‘passenger 27’ refence of him and urge him on. MY CONGRATS TO KELLY FOR THE BRACE AND TO THE ENTIRE TEAM FOR THE WIN.

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  4. Kazzara

    The Truth Is,keli Wested Alot Of Open Scoring Chances Than Any One Else,he Need Self Confidence And Stop Being In Hurry,the Same Goes To Jowi,of And On Not Gud For Adependable Striker And The Team,baron Is Gud But After Leaving Defender For Dead He Should Be Calm And Give An Accurate Pass To Enable Strikers Have An Easy Time, The Way Marcelo Did To Keli For The Third Goal

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  5. Dan Original

    Looks like we are already having contractual ssues wth Thiago. Red somewhere that he was given a contract before the trials and we are now legally ‘stuck’. I only hope none of that is true since we need Kagere ASAP

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  6. NGESTO

    Good game GMFC but it seems fkf has a hidden agenda when it comes to KOGALO games, Gor vs MAhakama 300/-, afc vs Mumbi 100/-, NM anataka kununua ploti na gor

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