Tag: 2018 Kenya Premier League

15 Feb 18

Gor Mahia continued with their perfect record in 2018 when they hammered Zoo Kericho 4-2 at Kericho Green Stadium on Thursday.

Additional reporting from the Nation

Defending champions Gor Mahia on Thursday returned to the summit of the Kenyan Premier League table after thrashing Zoo Kericho 4-2 in their rescheduled tie at the Kericho Green Stadium.

The record 16-time champions, who brushed aside Nakumatt 4-0 in their league season opener before easing past Leones Vegetarinos of Equatorial Guinea 2-0 in the first leg of their Caf Champions League tie last weekend, went up 1-0 through Rwandan star Jacques Tuyisenge on the 35 minutes before Boniface Omondi added a second after the break.

Zoo Kericho skipper Johnson Ligare halved the deficit with a thumping header in the 68th minute before Joachim Oluoch pounced onto a rebound to score the third in the 70th minute and three minutes later, substitute Samuel Onyango slotted home after goalkeeper Martin Elungat failed to hold onto Meddie Kagere’s shot. Striker Nicholas Kipkirui scored his second goal of the season and Zoo’s second in the 75th minute but the record champions had done enough to claim maximum points.

The win saw Gor, turning half a century on Friday, go top on six points similar to Mathare United thanks to a superior goal difference.

Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr handed former Tusker midfielder Cercidy Okeyo, Joachim Oluoch and Bernard Ondiek their first starts of the season with the likes of Francis Kahata, George Odhiambo and Humphrey Mieno all missing from the starting line-up with the Englishman keen on their Caf Champions League return leg match against Vegetarinos away in Malabo next week.

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15 Feb 18

Gor Mahia fans in Kericho least season.

So far in 2018, Kogalo have won their three competitive matches, beating AFC in the Super Cup 1-0, before beating Nakumatt 4-0 and Leones Vegeterianos 2-0. They will be looking to take their good form to Kericho Green stadium in Thursday.

Last season Gor Mahia beat the Kericho based side 1-0 and drew 1-1 in the second leg. But captain Haron Shakava expects a tough outing.

“We have played Zoo twice and we know how stubborn and tricky they can be. Remember, they also lost their opening match. So, we expect a very tough match tomorrow (Thursday),”  said Shakava to goal.com

Sammy coach, the Zoo Kericho coach is determined to put on a good performance.

“We respect Gor Mahia, but we are not afraid of them… and in football, anything is possible. We know their capabilities. It’s no doubt they have quality players and everything favours them, but for us this is a chance to bounce back and redeem ourselves after the Ulinzi lose.

“We are ready psychologically and in a right state of mind. We are ready to give 100 per cent in this tie. It will not be a walk in the park for both teams. But we just need to remain focused, play our game and see what happens after the 90 minutes,” he told the Standard.

Captain Shakava also called on fans to come in numbers to support the team. Attendance for the opening match against Nakumatt and against Leones Vegeeranos was way below par.

“We need your support,” said Shakava.

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3 Feb 18

It was a flying start to the 2018 Kenya premier League for Gor Mahia as they completely destroyed Nakumatt FC 4-0. Returning to Machakos for the first time in years, Gor Mahia completely overwhelemed Nakumatt with three goals from Kagere before Wellington Ochieng sealed the score.

Additional reporting from futaa.com

KPL reigning champions Gor Mahia have sent a resounding statement after smashing opponents Nakumatt 4-0 in their opener played on Saturday 3rd February at the Machakos Stadium. 

Meddie Kagere was the day’s hero stretching from his Super Cup prowess to record a hat-trick in the match, two goals in the second half and one in the first half while Wellington Ochieng’ sealed the win with a late goal. 

Gor Mahia was evidently the better side in the first half fresh from their Super Cup win over arch rivals AFC Leopards last weekend. Francis Kahata, Meddie Kagere and Earnest Wendo enjoyed a  brilliant combination in the match managing to expose their opponents’ defence on numerous occasions. The goals were however not easily forthcoming as Nakumatt remained vigilant.

Goals galore 

The Rwandan would however soon break the Shoppers defence with a shot inside the 18-yard area having controlled in from a counter attack for a one nil lead into the halftime break.

The second half was no better for the Nakumatt side with Kagere resuming to haunt them and pile misery in the 54th minute; sealing his double. The striker who also netted during the Super Cup sent in a low driven shot from inside the box into the bottom corner sending the travelling fans into a frenzy.

Cercidy Okeyo also enjoyed a fine form after coming on in the second half to supply the killer cross that was finally buries by Kagere and continued to show brilliance into the rest of the match.

It was things fall apart for Nakumatt in the second half after Kagere sealed his hattrick in the 80th minute from an easy tap-in into the bottom left corner of the post with Lucas Indeche well beaten on goal.

Two minutes later, Wellington Ochieng’ made it four goal to nil after shooting straight into the net at close range from an assist by Boniface Omondi. The goal ensured that Gor Mahia recorded a zooming start to the 2018 season building on their 1-0 win over AFC Leopards in the Super Cup.

Gor Mahia: Boniface Oluoch, Harun Shakava, Joash Onyango, Wesley. Onguso, Wellington Ochieng’, Eernest Wendo, Humphrey Mieno, Francis Kahata, Samuel Onyango, Boniface Omondi, Meddie Kagere

Sub: Shaban Odhoji, Charles Momanyi, Kevin Omondi, Laurence Juma, Cercidy Okeyo, Ephraim Guikan, Stephen Otieno

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2 Feb 18

Gor Mahia players celebrate after Walusimbi’s freekick resulted in an own goal by Nakumatt in this 2017 match

Defending champions Gor Mahia will take on Nakumatt this Saturday February 3 at Machakos in their opening match of the 2018 KPL season. The 2018 season promises to be a tough one. Last season Gor Mahia won at a canter. In response, other teams have sought to strengthen their sides in order to compete with Kogalo. Most notably Sofapaka who have signed Kenyan international Kevin Kimani as well as Stephen Waruru, Ian Otieno, Kepha Aswani and Ibrahim Kitawi. Arch rivals AFC Leopards were also busy in the transfer season, signing two Ghanaians, a Nigerian and a Ugandan.

But Gor Mahia are confident, having started the season on a sound note by beating Ingwe in the Super cup. And coach Dylan Kerr is happy with the new signings who include the returning Kevin Omondi, Humphrey Mieno, Samuel Onyango and Ivorian Ephrem Guikan.

Sunday’s opponents Nakumatt, also strengthened their side by signing experienced players Noah Abich, Timonah Wanyonyi and Lucas Indeche.

Last season, Kogalo won both matches against Nakumatt, winning 2-0 and 1-0. A win against Nakumatt will put Gor Mahia in a confident position ahead of the CAF champions league match which will happen the following weekend.


Match Details

Kickoff: 3pm Saturday February 3

Venue: Machakos


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