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Gor Mahia U20 floor Sofapaka in 3rd place playoff

Thiongo scored one and set up another

The December edition of KPL U20 came to an end on Sunday. Gor Mahia beat Sofapaka 3-1 to finish in 3rd place while Mathare United retained the crown by beating AFC U20.

The opening goal was scored in the 35th minute by Hillary Ojwang who scored from the spot after Sofapaka player handled the ball in the penalty box. The goal awakened Sofapaka. Two minutes later they too scored from the penalty spot following a handball. And three minutes later, a well taken effort was cleared off the line by Steve Otieno.

Nahashon Thiongo ran unchallenged into the Sofapaka goal area to score the second goal in the 80th minute. With four minutes left, Thiongo was on the rampage again. This time his shot hit the upright and Reagan Odede picked up the resulting loose ball to score.

As third place finishers, Gor Mahia colled Ksh 200,000 in prize money.

Gor Mahia youth bow out of KPL U20

Image courtesy of Harry Jr Bor

Gor Mahia U20’s run in the KPL U20 tournament came to an end when they lost 1-3 to Mathare U20. The match was highly competitive and the scoreline is not a true reflection of the match. Mathare United is the same team that beat Kogalo Youth in the final of August edition of the tournament.

It was Gor Mahia who struck first through Hillary Ojwang. The Kogalo lads dictated the pace in the first half, created many chances but wasted them. That would come back to haunt them as Mathare came back stronger in the second half. Ahmed Abdalla equalized for the slum boys and John Mwangi added a brace to seal the Mathare win.

Gor Mahia U20 through to semis

Gor Mahia line-up before the match

Image courtesy of Odhiambo KGM

The Gor Mahia Youth team continued their march towards the KPL U20 title when they beat Muhoroni Youth U20  1-0 in a quarter-final match played at Camp Toyoyo on Tuesday. The soliatary goal came in the 80th minute.
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Edwin Musyoki grabbed the match winner within four minutes of entering the field of play as Gor Mahia downed Muhoroni 1-0 in the KPL U 20 quarterfinal clash played this Tuesday at Camp Toyoyo.

Gor Mahia were slow to assert their dominance in the match as Muho forceda couple efforts on target.

Gor’s best chance saw a tricky curling effort from Hillary Ojwang stinging the crossbar on its way out in the balanced first half action.
Muho kicked the second half on a double change with Kamau Peter and Andrew Victor sent on but the first half slow encounter proved the case in the early exchanges of the final half.

The first chance at goal however fell on Gor. Teddy Osok beat his marker but his deft cross close range got cleared despite causing a brief confusion at Muho’s goal mouth.

Gor’s mounting dominance almost paid off at the hour mark but keeper Taribo West did well to turn behind a fierce shot from Hillary Ojwang.
Alexander Abok was next in the guilty list as he poked over the bar from close range as Gor Mahia got of the hook at the far end.

Nashon Thiong’o should have scored from arguably the games best chance but the competition’s joint top scorer went for far too much after beating the keeper, allowing Muho back line to clear their lines for a corner.
Osok Out for Musyoki
Gor Mahia opted to rejig the team a bit as a Teddy Osok, visibly on his last legs was replaced by Edwin Musyoki.

A move that would pass for a normal build up play later saw the new entrant pick up a backward pass from his captain Alpha Onyango, it however turned the master stroke that unlocked the clash.

The midfielder had perhaps noted of the keeper’s struggles in dealing with first time shot and when his 80th minute shot from range proved the case as it slipped between the keeper’s grasp .

Muho intent was well blunted by the late goal and Gor’s quest for doubling the result ended with another chance crashing off the bar.
The victory was ultimately realised as Gor claim a semid spot for the third time of the competition.

Gor Mahia Thrash Ulinzi in KPL U20

Gor Mahia players celebrate
Image courtesy of Odhiambo KGM

Gor Mahia’s slow start to the KPL U20 tournament will soon be forgotten as they have now won their second match in a row and won convincingly.
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Hillary Ojuang bagged a stylish hat trick as Gor Mahia U20 powered from a goal down to thrash Ulinzi Stars U20 5-1 in an enthralling clash played this Wednesday 21 December at Camp Toyoyo.

The Soldiers were the first to strike but were left to struggle against a marauding display from Maurice Onyango’s charges who three second half goals with Nahashon Thiongo claiming a brace in the big win.

Gor Mahia started off the better side and dominated the game that kicked off on a rather tough tackling note.

Its Ulinzi Stars who hit the front first with following a Mohammed Mahmoud Maqbull corner kick that was nodded in for the Warriors early opener.

Ojuang star

The strike did less in suppressing Gor’s onslaught with Hillary Ojuang coming close with a deflected effort before Stephen Otieno’s swerving strike also veered off wide.

There was no denying the latter when his strike slipped through keeper Brian Bwire’s grasp to level matters.

The marksman extended Gor’s lead minutes to the break, slotting into an empty net after Nahashon Thiongo danced past his marker and the keeper to set him for an easy tap in.

Francis Martin had Ulinzi’s best chance after break but could only sky his effort from the right flank delivery.

Soldiers wastefulness went on as another one on one wasted chance.

Nondi in

Gor unleashed Amos Nondi in latter stages of the final half and one of the senior team member combination with Teddy Osoko almost saw the team 3-0 only for Teddy to blaze wide.

The Nairobi Stima man was next to birth a promising move that ended with Ojuang’s going within inches of a hat trick only to be denied by the upright after beating the keeper.


The was still time for Ojuang to complete his hat trick after capitalizing on a defensive lapse to poke past Bwire before Thiongo adorned the score line further with a late brace to add his group stage tally to four.

The win saw Gor Mahiua advancing as Group winner with Western Stima who held Posta Rangers to a 1-1 draw alos securing a knock out stage slot.

Gor Mahia U20 recover to beat Western Stima U20

Scorer: Nahashon Thiongo

The Gor Mahia junior side put their title aspirations back on track when they beat Western Stima 2-1. Earlier on the Gor Mahia junior lads started their campaign on a sour note losing to Posta Rangers. This tournament represents Gor Mahia’s last chance for any silverware this season.
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Gor Mahia recovered from their first defeat to collect maximum points against Western Stima on Monday

Gor Mahia youth team beat Western Stima 2-1 to register their first win in two matches of the ongoing KPL U-20 tournament.

Coach Maaurice Onyango was keen not to make any mistake after falling to Posta Rangers on the opening day and let his tactics walk the talk on Monday, December 19, at Camp Toyoyo grounds. Hillary Ojwang’ opened the scoring in the 35th minute guiding K’Ogalo juniors to a 1-0 lead at half-time before adding another goal in the second half.

Nahashon Thiong’o was the lad with the second goal few minutes from the breather but his goal acted as a wakeup call to Western Stima who scored their lone goal in the 70th minute courtesy of Victor Ogendo. Hesbon Nyabinge’s hopes of gaining momentum to equalize never materialize as Gor Mahia proceted their lead to the final whistle.

Gor Mahia U20 through to quarter-finals

Gor Mahia’s hopes of winning the 2016 KPL U20 tournament are still alive. On Wednesday they beat their Sofapaka counterparts 1-0. The all important goal was scored by Amos Nondi in the 37th minute. Gor Mahia thus topped the group despite their poor start where they lost 0-2 to AFC Leopards. Gor Mahia will meet Chemelil Sugar U20 in the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile Gor Mahia’s defender Eric Ouma is among the players who has been named by CAF as ineligible for the Africa U20 tournament. A CAF circular mandated that only players born after January 1997 could play. Kenya fielded a number of players born in 1996 and have thus been disqualified.

The ineligible players are :

Erick Ouma Otieno, born on 27/9/1996;

Nicholas Kipkirui, born on 31/5/1996;

Boniface Muchiri, born on 23/8/1996;

Eugene Moses Mukangula, born on 22/6/1996;

Theodore Kibet Kilele, born on 25/9/1996

Message from Mannaseh Otieno regarding the U20 team

This is for your information, the Youth Team was allocated Ksh 375,000 as disbursed by the KPL to cater for the KPL U-20 tournament expenses. Our budget for this tournament amounted to Ksh 283,600, leaving us with a balance of Ksh 91,400 that will finance our league obligations once the KPL U-20 tournament comes to an end. Out of the 283,600, Ksh 60,000 was earmarked for the purchase and printing of one set of kit because the club could only afford to give the juniors one set, yet the tournament rules required each team to have two. This left the juniors with Ksh 223,600 to spend during the two week competition. Ronald Ngala received the Ksh 60,000 directly from the club treasurer to purchase and print the kit on behalf of the Youth team, since it was an EC’s decision that the juniors purchase the kit from the tournament kitty. For those who might not know, the Youth Team’s affairs are normally handled by Ronald Ngala. I hope this clears the air on why the youth team had to spend on playing kits.

Manaseh Otieno
Chair: Gor Mahia Youth