Gor Mahia moved a step closer to claiming a third succesive Kenya premier League title when they registered an impressive away win against Bandari at Mombasa county stadium. Just as important, Gor Mahia maintained their momentum towards an unbeaten season.
The absence of Michael Olunga gave Enock Agwanda a spot in the starting line-up. Agwanda almost put Gor Mahia ahead as early as the 4th minute, but he missed the target narrowly. Gor Mahia took the lead in the 24th minute when Geoffrey Walusimbi’s effort was mishandled by goalkeeper Wilson Oburu for Gor Mahia first goal.
Bandari gave a good account of themselves and pressed forward for an equalizer with George Abege and Shaban Kenga leading the charge. They claimed an equalizer in the 62nd minute from the penalty spot after Haron Sjakava was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box. Kevin Kimani stepped forward to score.
Walusimbi was on the mark again in the 78th minute to give Gor Mahia the winning goal.
Eloquent Gor Mahia assistant coach Bobby Ogolla was elated after the match.
““We are marching on I can say. Winning 2-1 in Mombasa is not an easy task. Bandari have a good side and they battled throughout this fixture but I am happy we have managed to bag maximum points.” said Bobby to goal.com
Gor Mahia now need two more wins to secure their third title which will entitle them to keep the trophy for good.
Gor Mahia Line-Up: Bonface Oluoch – Musa Mohamed – Harun Shakava – Karim Nizigiyimana – Abouba Sibomana – Collins Okoth [Ernest Wendo 90’] – Khalid Aucho – Innocent Wafula – Enock Agwanda [Ali Abondo 83’] – Godfrey Walusimbi – Meddie Kagere