Gor Mahia beat Tusker FC 1-0 at Moi stadium Kisumu on Sunday to maintain their unstoppable march towards a perfect season. The all important goal came via Michael Olunga. In the process, Olunga brought his goal tally to 17, only three behind the leader Jesse Were who failed to score today.
Tusker gave a good account of themselves, giving as much as they received. But it was Gor Mahia who had the first attempt on goal and it came via Collins Okoth. The Tusker duo of Jesse Were and Clifford Alwanga kept the Gor Mahia defence busy. In the 4th minute, Alwanga put Jesse Were through but the latter fluffed the chance with only Boniface Oluoch left between him and the goal. The two were at it 10 minutes later. Alwanga’s shot was parried by Boniface Oluoch. Were latched onto the rebound and passed to Alwanga who was then foiled at the last minute by Harun Shakava.
Gor Mahia came back much more composed in the second half. They routinely pressured the Tusker goal with George Odhiambo “Blackberry” proving to be a live-wire. Meddie Kagere’s shot in the 55th minute was parried by Martin Musalia in the Tusker goal. 10 minutes later, Blackberry put Kagere through but his effort struck the upright.
The pressure finally paid off in the 70th minute when Olunga picked up a cross from leading assist man Karim Nizigiyimana to score. Gor Mahia continued to pressure the Brewers with Kagere in particular proving to be a handful.
With the win, Gor Mahia have now ammased an incredible 72 points in 28 matches. Another win will see them equal the KPL record for points, held by SoNy Sugar which was set in a 18 team league. The next match is against Western Stima on Wednesday October 28, also at Moi Stadium.
Gor Mahia Starting XI: Bonface Oluoch (GK) 5. Musa Mohamed. 14. Karim Nizigiyimana. 25. George Odhiambo (Timothy Otieno, 80). 29. Innocent Wafula. 6. Collins Okoth. 18. Harun Shakava. 22. Meddie Kagere. 30. Ali Abondo (Ernest Wendo, 85). 19. Michael Olunga and 10. Khalid Aucho.
Substitutes: 1. Jerim Onyango. 25. Enock Agwanda. 17. Eric Ochieng. 20. Ernest Wendo. 7. Ronald Omino. 9. Timothy Otieno and 15. Bernard Odhiambo.