Unstoppable march: Gor Mahia trounce Bandari 3-1

Oliver Maloba in action against Felly Mulumba

Gor Mahia’s unstoppable march towards the 2017 Kenya Premier continued unabated in Kisumu on Saturday when they hammered Bandari 3-1. The goals came via Francis Kahata, Meddie Kagere and Wellington Ochieng.

Additional reporting from sportpesa news
KISUMU, Kenya- Gor Biro Yaw Ne Yo (Gor is coming) boomed around Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Saturday as K’Ogalo faithful savoured SportPesa Premier League (SPL) leaders Gor Mahia FC’s comprehensive 3-1 victory over Bandari FC.

Victory, a third in succession over the dockers, brought the record 15-time SPL title winners closer to the promised land of a 16th crown leaving the ecstatic Green Army to belt their full repertoire of tunes in praise of their beloved side.

Goals from Francis Kahata, red-hot Meddie Kagere and Wellington Ochieng’ is all Dylan Kerr’s charges required to complete a double over the struggling Bandari and move 11 points clear of second placed Kakamega Homeboyz FC.

Michael Apudo pulled one back for Bandari but it proved to be a mere consolation in the end.

Elsewhere, Western Stima FC and Nzoia Sugar FC played out to a barren draw.

In Kisumu, both sides came into this match on the back of contrasting fortunes; the hosts having picked back to back wins over champions Tusker FC and title rivals; Sofapaka FC to underline their credentials as the favourites to lift the trophy when the 2017 SPL is eventually done and dusted.

No respite

Bandari on the other hand were smarting from defeats to the brewers and Chemelil Sugar FC but found no respite in the steamroller that is Gor.

Eager to steady his ship, Ugandan Paul Nkata who masterminded the dethroning of Gor last season with Tusker, made three changes to his Bandari side.

Compatriot Andrew Waiswa was handed a defensive midfield role to provide cover to the back four while the attacking duo of Darius Msagha and Wilberforce Lugogo replaced Mohammed Siraj and Anthony Wambani.

His opposite number Kerr summoned the solid Wellington Ochieng’ to take up the place Karim Nizigiyimana at right back as he kept faith in the squad that slay Sofapaka in midweek.

As has been the norm at the Moi Stadium whenever K’Ogalo are in the mood, Gor started brightly, exchanging neat passes with the midfield trio of Kenneth Muguna, Ernest Wendo and Kahata dictating the pace early on.

Kahata thought he had handed his side an opportunity to grab an early lead when he was appended in the box by Waiswa but the centre referee, Moses Simiyu, waved away his appeals for a penalty.

Cautious not to concede early like the first leg when they found themselves trailing inside the opening quarter, courtesy of Innocent Wafula’s goal, the Dockers opted to soak in pressure.

Finally cracked

The experienced duo of Felly Mulumba and Noah Abich did well to thwart K’Ogalo but they finally cracked moments before the break when Kahata showed his class to notch the opener and send the Green Army to a frenzy.

If Kahata’s goal had soured Nkata’s mood heading to the half time, break then what transpired shortly after the restart left the Ugandan a frustrated man.

Mulumba played a dangerous back pass to Joseph Okoth with Kagere lurking and the Gor forward made him pay with a clever interception before slotting past Okoth to put Gor in control.

Staring at his fourth consecutive loss in the SPL, Nkata played his first card introducing Kelvin Omondi for Lugogo yet the storm never abated.

As if to justify his inclusion ahead of Nizigiyimana, Wellington planted a bullet header beyond the despairing dive of Okoth to settle the tie as a contest.

A late surge by Bandari saw them plant some respect on the score line with nine minutes to go. Michael Apudo arriving early in the box to tap in Shaban Kenga’s cross from close range.


47 thoughts on “Unstoppable march: Gor Mahia trounce Bandari 3-1

  1. Bravo to the entire team, the EC, the fans and the TB ……i asked for 10 straight wins to wrap up the league, you have delivered 11 straight unbeaten run and some10 wins in the process. just amazing stuff !!!! AMAZING STUFF

    Going forward, RUTHLESS is the word we need to instill in Kogallo dictionary…therefore my urgent appeal to legendary chairman aka almighty AR is the following…

    1. please ugently invoke sportpesa to engage in contract renewal or if non committal, early terminate the sponsorship ASAP so that we start the process of negotiating with new sponsors before it is toooo little tooooo late in January

    2.please scout for players to reinforce the club’s glaring weaknesses early – i.e strikers and wingers in the recently concluded WAFU in west africa, the upcoming CHAN in morroco and most importantly the uganda league…there are two strikers in uganda today that are the talk of the entire country..can somebody have a look at this two amazing boys ! Derrick Nsibambi and Shafiq Paul Mucureezi.

  2. Thank God for the win,what the office must start now is proper recruitment for the continental assignment we must reinforce a bit so as to march the giants of Africa,but all in all God is good

  3. Sir Kerr,i put up for you in trying times with faith akin to jumping in unknown waters depth but you have in my own words steadied the kogalo ship which is now cruizing undaunted in uncharted oceans like a Collosus.Ero Kamano and congrats to the TB and entire Mayienga playing unit

  4. Great stuff our team,Ker and TB. Halafu winning bonus zilipwe without delay. It is refreshing that some are finally asking the +10 year old AR administration very fundamental questions about very basic 1st year issues or structures, BUT WILL HE/EC EVER RESPOND OR ACT? I again advocate season tickets cum membership of kes. 3,250 for Russians & kes. 6,500 for center stand. 10,000 “russian” membership will raise kes.32.5M plus with 2,000 VIP giving kes.13M that’s a total of kes.45.5m. I repeat use GOMA LOTTO as an attraction to encourage membership cum season ticket uptake. The season ticket cum membership must be a long term project but there’s no better time to launch it then now when the club is winning. It is better than “harambees” as fans will be getting something (right to watch all home games) in exchange for their cash/contribution. SP should adopt GMFC as its flagship side in East Africa courtesy of winning the first SP Cup in TZ.

  5. Ja’Asego perhaps you should listen to Jakoyo “….Can somebody have a look at these two amazing boys ! Derrick Nsibambi and Shafiq Paul Mucureezi.*.

    Ja’Asego you are the only reliable scout we have left. I have been wondering how we missed Umaru Kasumba? I think people are not serious. Don’t fall this time round. Congratulations Ker and Team.

    1. Relax Bandit. There may be great players out there but for the last few years we have had a great team. That’s the difference with Ingwe. They try to buy great players but Siang’as foundation was for a ‘TEAM’ and it has helped us alot. Teams win championships.

      Congratulations Kerr and the boys.

    2. BB i know abt Mucureezi who hsas earned a call up to Ugabda Cranes national team for the upcoming world cup qualifiers against ghana’s black stars.Due attention will be accorded to him in due season our foreign quota stress notwithstanding.In the meantime my brother Jakoyo must cease blaspheming with wanton impunity by referring to AR as Almighty much to the chagrin of heavenly angels…

    3. @BB I beg that we should not do a Bayern Munich here, I think we need serious competition and those good players should stay there so that we savor our win in a grand style

  6. Did we know that by the time Gor Mahia legend John Bobby Ogolla joined Gor Mahia at the age of 18 , he already had 3years top level experience in the premier league courtesy of Kisumu hotstars fc that he joined while in Form 2 at Kisumu Technical High School .
    The same would be said of John Okello Zangi , Hamisi Gedion , Hamisi Shamba , Anthony Ndolo , Tobias Ochola all from either Kisumu Boys /Day , Erick Omonge – Kisumu Blackstars-Luo Union , George Aartillery Odembo etc etc . . .Now its well and ok as a such term measure to identify players from yonder to fill gaps that we feel needs to be strengthened , my foundation of this article was to be a reminder that players we so seek , are indeed already with as but we long abandoned the system that long enabled as to identify and embed them , if we didnt , like it happened then , I would be able by now to identify a Gor potential 2018 by now .
    Which then brings me to mu request to the current Kisumu Governor and indeed all the Nyanza governors , kisii included , to adopt a team like Akaranga did with the current NSL leaders Vihiga United , identify players all the way from form1-4 , embed them in the adopted teams and theiren shall we then have a reliable identifying and monitoring mechanisms with players we would as at then had some sort of contractual obligations to most importantly protect them from scavenging agents like we experience with Marcelo .
    In a nutshell , its beyond my belief to accept what has been allowed to gain currency that Uganda has better quality players than kenya , that is an assertion that is not backed by any facts but rather is a product of escapism and laziness .
    We as Gor Mahia must arise from the ashes and be a club that if we have to sell , sell only to the best of Europe and not to the likes of Sijui Simba , Yanga , Zesco in a situation akin to co Barca selling to West Bromwich Albion .
    We have that potential and that ladies n gentlemen is the fact we must unbury our heads from the sand and confront , the question is , beyond the routine , Can We ?? ?

    1. Beautiful old “analogue” memories. Get proper treatment for the “bird flu” so that you don’t unknowingly contradict yourself.

  7. Congratulations to the team led by Kerr, technical bench, players, EC led by Wakili Ambrose Rachier and our great fans for the job well done. We return the glory to the Almighty God for this continued victories.

    @Oduor 12, you sometimes amazes me. I think it is the same bloated EC members that finally pay all the outstanding allowances. The EC office has never gone public to solicit for funds from either the public or the fans to pay players’ outstanding allowances. A delay in paying allowances can sometimes happen but finally the payments will be made by the same bloated EC office.

    1. Am not surprised because yours is a “token/handout” mentality. For you the kes.65M SP sponsorship is twisted to “personal” finances someone is favouring GMFC with. In addition when you say “never” either like the proverbial ostrich “you’ve stuck your head in the sand AGAIN” & forgotten about the paybill no.35XXXX or maybe you just don’t know the meaning of never. JUST TELL MUGABE TO PAY PLAYERS FOR WINNING AS AGREED/PROMPTLY TO AVOID GO SLOWS. YOU/EC ARE NOT DOING THEM OR ANYONE A FAVOUR ETI “finally” like for Nasio and Dawo! My considered view is that UG’s Cranes & KCCA’s performance on the continental scene is a sign of having better quality players & administration( structures) or both. However what matters is results since GMFC is a club not a national team. Ker & most foreign coaches seem focussed on results & performance rather than a player’s origin. Boni has failed to keep a clean sheet for the second time, will Odiambho step in, competition is high in GMFC courtesy of Ker!

    2. The Gor Mahia paybill no.350100. Yours is either a case of amazing selective amnesia (aka memory ya kuku). Such pretence of forgetfullness makes it difficult to engage with you. Anyway I “agree” with you, GMFC will “finally” win a continental title again, when “Jesus comes back”. HAVE A BLESSED DAY.

      1. I think you have psychiatric problems that need to be sorted out ASAP so that you do not repeat posting same and similar postings in all your posts. I thank the former British Commissioner on the word of selective amnesia that you have paraphrased wrongly depicting your own picture, image, character and memory lapse. Meanwhile let us support Gor Mahia which is our common goal and move forward together.

    3. Congrats in advance for winning KPL 2017. This is as good as done.

      An wach @Oduor12 mako ga mana dhoga nono. Ngat ma dichuwo to yuagore mana ka dhako yawa. Running a club like Gor Mahia is not a child’s play. This may not run the way each one of us would have liked but at least somebody is trying. If allowances delayed once, does it mean that it does daily. Iolowa. Please vie for Chairmanship when elections are called instead of boring us with the same line every other weekend.

      Never worried about nothing. In playing unit, TB and EC, I Trust. For God and my beloved club – Kogallo

      1. Hehehe
        @Albert Kosero , am reminded of the analogue Record Player when the Record had a scratch and it would for eternity repeat one part e.g Bloated . . .bloated . . . .bloated . . . .bloated . . . .bloated , EC/ Bloated . . .EC/Bloated . . . .Bla bla Bla bla . . . . . .forever n ever . .

  8. Mambo ya almighty AR tafadhali jakoyo usituletee nuksi with your psychophancy to AR, Almighty is a title belonging to one (God), anyway sponsorship tuanze kutafuta Mapema to avoid instability incase we get to ccl

  9. @ngesto, jasego….as a die hard jadala my little english tells me that ‘almighty’ means having complete power; omnipotent, very great; enormous such as when used in….. “the silence was broken by an almighty roar”.

    Some people dont believe in religion brought by mzungu and their lofty english descriptions to describe the Gods – So keep religious feelings and sentiments to yourselves / off this site and lets focus efforts on building this club. –

  10. The Gor Mahia I watched in Kisumu yesterday is a really strong team ..too strong for Kpl.
    I decided to seat in Russia and the fanfare is still alive…new jo choir are doing their thing and the turnout was amazing…Gor is the unifying factor since time immemorial

  11. Ulinzi has done us proud by falling to KK Homeboyz. That has reduced the workload by a win. So we need 3 wins and a draw and 2 losses out of the remaining 6 games in order to win the league, notwithstanding the wins registered by other teams. K-Sharks have ashamed me by allowing Thika United to beat them. Posta also registered their regular draws while Ingwe was beaten by Sofapaka as was expected.

    1. I am sad that Ogwang’ fell to Sofapaka. I hope they will clinch GoTV for us.

      As for the remaining matches, a loss should not appear anywhere in our vocabulary. Let us clinch the championship with 3 matches to go then we give the likes of Maqbul, Simiyu, Oliver Twist and Softie the remaining matches so that they can showcase their talent as they did in Dar.

  12. Jowi Jowi Jowi. Now I Know that it was the genius what s coach ! aka tiki piti who was clueless. Otherwise I hope the Nyangis are already appreciating the bangi effect of their handout guy. Ambrose Robert must steer this great club to greater heights. We need visionary leaders. I don’t intend to vie for any post in Kogallo so I don’t need shallow lectures. Otherwise pod antie.

  13. Congratulations Kogalo biro!
    We know as ardent supporters of Gor Mahia that this club has what it takes to win all the leagues that will ever be played in Kenya. Nothing can stop you. Keep on bagging all the remaining games as you’ve got what it takes.
    My appeal: Gor you did become champ in the continent years back, is there truly anything that can stop you now? Definitely non! Besides, you squared it out with Everton AF, so who can buogoyou? Win this league and proceed to be champ in Africa!
    Good luck and feel champion and play as the champion till the last game!

  14. Hehehe, of course you must be talking from your invaluable +10 year experience being the maid,cleaner, messenger, member, secretary general, treasurer,chairman of the single member Kampala Branch- only you have the experience to run GM better e.g delaying payments even more. Now I understand where you are coming from. Yes, K’Ogalo players & TB continue winning weekend in, weekend out, training day in, day out but you’ll be “finally paid later” when you strike not as agreed. You’ve had it from from the horse’s mouth,CHAIRMAN cum S.G,treasurer, cleaner etc of GOR MAHIA KAMPALA BRANCH. WHY DOES IT PAIN SOME PEOPLE THAT GMFC PLAYERS MUST BE PAID ON TIME WHEN THEY WIN? DOES EC NOT ANTICIPATE A WIN EVERYTIME GM PLAYS?

      1. @Albert Kosero, this guy has become nuisance to Gor Mahia fraternity and I think he could be having psychiatric problems. Waol kod wach mar bloated, allowance, Mugabe etc. when will this great fan of Gor Mahia grow up to see that running a club of Gor Mahia stature is not a walk in the park. Allowance can be delayed but eventually they will be paid by the same EC.

  15. Congrats team. I hope FKF/KPL and Nyamweya will resolve their issues so that we know our position on the table vis a vis other clubs. In other words do we remain with seven or eight games. Our points difference is what? Do we go with the 18 team table or the 16 team. Though barring a miracle the 16thcrown is in the bag we want all the confusion to stop. Personally after all the bruising battle for the 16 vs 18 and settling for the 18 we need to accept and move on

  16. Thank-you for things and times analogue e.g 1987 Gor Mahia Mandela Cup Champions, 1979 and the CECAFA victories in the ’80s. Birds of feather flock together. How come the “Kupe/sofaset” branches whose motto is “players & TB must win but also strike to be paid their winning bonuses-branches that want free winnings” are all (nay both) UG based. It may just be one branch pretending to be two, so what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Talking of bird brains, i recall with sympathy that Entebbe was hard hit by avian flu early in the year, the effects may still lingering, cross infection from birds to humans are known. Let the +72 year old chairman and his digital kingdom guards at least reach the CAF group stages ama you need another +10 years.

      1. hahaha, ouch that hurt kucho is where? “en e internet cloud”. Very, very few bloggers have ever stooped so low as to hurl pure one line abuses as posts. Is it that kupe(sofaset) branches entebbe & kampala are one or that coupled with the “bird flu” side effects. Now surely and seriously from 62 to 72 and GMFC has not gone beyond the preliminary rounds in CAF, is a blot Jakom should seek to correct in his record/era cum 2018.

        1. England last won the World Cup in 1966 and recently the U20(or was it U23). Has that changed the way we view their soccer? We still flock to watch EPL at the expense of all other leagues. I believe God has something for us in store. We waited for 18 years to win the league but are now winning it hands-on when we feel like. We even played against Roonie. Matano, Nkana, Nzoia etc are all saying they lost or admire the way Gor is run and the quality in it. Surely there must be something we are doing right. But that does not mean there are no things to improve. Plenty. some are long term e.g. our own stadium and or hostel for sustainability, Permanent and financially-able fan base, order and more professional EC. Ma
          ybe a board of directors/trustees and an active secretariat

          1. Agreed with you @Dan Original. We need to appreciate what we have achieved through the office of Ambrose Rachier. With the dwindling and tough economic conditions, our gate collections are not enough to run the club expenses. We thank Lord that Sportpesa is taking care of the salaries. Our match attendance has also gone down due to lack of stadiums in Nairobi and retrenchment associated with difficult economic conditions hence affecting our fans not to grace our home matches.

    1. Tibim. Ambrose Mugabe has not achieved much as a chair. Weri gi the sycophants. Most of them are beneficiaries of the loot. They must defend AR at all costs. Air your views don’t mind them. Jo mbekhu mbekhu club Rachier mbekhu!

      1. Okombe okombo okombe okombe……what achievements are you talking about? Those with eyes will see but those who are blindfolded will not see. Learn to appreciate and God will reward you for the little.

    2. @Oduor12, I think you need to see a psychiatric ASAP. Your postings could be coming from mental brain damage that need corrective intervention. Please see a doctor or I can refer you to one of the best psychiaric doctors.

    1. Don’t worry comrade, as you can see at least @ D.O raises issues.
      @ D.O you are right about England but the there is a small point you’ve missed.
      England actually regularly go past the qualifying rounds and qualifies for the World Cup proper.
      The quality of the EPL is also boosted by the higher quality foreign players which makes it that more attractive.
      Even Kenyan is represented by Victor Wanyama.
      As for our own stadium it should never take priority over players welfare / sweat.
      Further more why not partner with the counties.
      Once even half the counties build stadia, then there will be excess capacity,especially given the attendance of most other SPL clubs.
      @Jamigori, it takes one to know one and its good that you even know the best doctors- you’re a regular client?

      1. A club with such a fanatical following Ni one kata Kama jotugo nyalo gweyo e opich ajuala. Ni ka spot kiangowa one to club okwamo. Well uru baro wiwa gi chair chieth. Chair chieth no is mortal. Gor is here to stay. Yaye joka mbekhu mbekhu! Usuru tusade gor ma fake mos week uru thing’owa.


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