With the league having been wrapped up weeks ago, now it’s just a question of how many points Kogalo will amass and whether any Kogalo player will finish as league top scorer. And Kogalo continued to keep their foot on the accelerator pedal when they beat Kakamega homeboyz on Saturday 1-0. The goal came via Jacques Tuyisenge who tapped in a George Odhiambo cross. BlackBerry leads Kogalo in assists this season and it will be critical for Kogalo to bring him back next season.
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A Jacques Tuyisenge first half goal is all Gor Mahia needed to down 10-man Kakamega Homeboyz 1-0 in a Kenyan Premier League match staged at the Mumias Sports Complex on Saturday 11 November.
The Rwandan scored the all important goal in the 44th minute tapping home a George Odhiambo cross. The hosts missed a penalty in the 20th minute and had striker Wycliffe Ochomo sent off in the 37th minute for elbowing Gor Mahia midfielder Ernest Wendo.
The game started on a balanced note as both teams looked to control of the clash. The chances were few in the opening minutes as they both approached the match cautiously. The first chance of the match came in the 20th minute when Shaban Odhoji fouled former Gor Mahia striker Wyclifffe Ochomo in the area and a penalty was awarded to the hosts. Jeremiah Wanjala stepped forward to take but Odhoji did well to save the spot-kick.
Ochomo red card
Three minutes later Homeboyz nearly paid for the miss when Jacques Tuyisenge was put through on goal but with only keeper Michael Wanyika to beat the forward shot directly at the shot-stopper who did well to save. Eight minutes before the break, Homeboyz were reduced to ten men when Ochomo was given his matching orders for elbowing Ernest Wendo.
With a one man advantage, Gor Mahia began raiding Homeboyz in search of the opening goal which they got just before the break when Tuyisenge tapped home a George Odhiambo cross much to the dismay of the home supporters.
Gor continued dominating proceedings after the interval in search of more goals, Wanyika did well to deny Tuyisenge on a one on one situation in the 59th minute and a minute later the forwards’s powerful header from a Francis Kahata corner kick hit the side net as they went all in attack. Homeboyz’ lone attacking outlet was half-time sub David Okoth whose crosses from the left flank were not utilized. Collins Kisuya had a go at goal from range in the 70th minute but his attempt narrowly missed the target.
Wanyika visibly the busier of the two keepers once again came to Homeboyz rescue in the 72nd minute parrying a George Odhiambo dangerous cross in the 72nd minute with Jacques Tuyisenge ready to pounce. Francis Kahata saw his shot go wide while Meddie Kagere’s looped effort seven minutes from time went narrowly wide. The champions couldn’t find a second goal as Homeboyz defended deeply to win.
Homeboyz Starting XI: Michael Wanyika (GK), Hedmond Mauda, Collins Kisuya, Charles Momanyi, Moses Chikati, Wycliffe Opondo, Estone Esiye, (75′ Festo Omukoto) Moses Mudavadi (76′ Andrew Kulecho) Wycliffe Ochomo, Ali Bai, Jeremiah Wanjala (46′ David Okoth)
Unused subs: Arakaza MacArthur, Eric Ambunya, George Odiwuor, Francis Ochola
Gor Starting XI: Shaban Odhoji, Innocent Wafula, Joash Onyango, Wellington Ochieng, Harun Shakava, Ernest Wendo, George Odhiambo, Kenneth Muguna (90′ Oliver Maloba) Meddie Kagere, Francis Kahata . (90′ Boniface Omondi )Jacques Tuyisenge,
Unused subs: Fredrick Odhiambo, Mike Simiyu, Joachim Oluoch, Jeconia Uyoga. Anthony Mbugua