Tag: Gor Mahia vs Chemelil Sugar



25 Apr 18

Philemon Otieno in action against Chemelil Sugar


Gor Mahia let a two goal lead slip and were held 2-2 by Chemelil. The match was played at Kericho Green stadium on Wednesday.

Additional reporting from the Nation
Chemelil Sugar rallied from two goals down to hold 10-man Gor Mahia 2-2 in a Kenyan Premier League match at rain drenched Kericho Green Stadium on Wednesday.

The defending champions looked to be cruising as Humphrey Mieno and Ephrem Guikan put K’Ogalo in charge at half time.

However, the sugar millers capitalised on Gor keeper Boniface Olouch’s sending off in the 54th minute after handling the ball outside his area, with Charles Kwakha and Benedicto Mwamlangara scoring to restore parity.

Gor, who reclaimed top spot on Sunday following a 5-2 demolition over Thika United, have now accumulated 26 points from 10 matches and still have two games in hand over second placed Mathare United who are on 23 points.

Chemelil coach Charles Odera hailed his side’s fighting spirit after falling two goals down. His side are now on 18 points.

Gor Mahia’s Philemon Otieno (left) and Chemelil’s Abdul Hassan vie for the ball during Kenyan Premier League match at Kericho Green Stadium on April 25, 2018. The match ended 2-2. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI |
Gor Mahia’s Philemon Otieno (left) and Chemelil’s Abdul Hassan vie for the ball during Kenyan Premier League match at Kericho Green Stadium on April 25, 2018. The match ended 2-2. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

“We were down by two goals at halftime but we played well in the second half and managed to fight back. We had very few chances, but I am happy the boys capitalised on them and saved the point,” he said on Wednesday.

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Humphrey Mieno opened the scoring for the defending champions three minutes into play, when he tapped from close range after connecting well with Ernest Wendo’s dangerous cross inside the box.

Six minutes later, Guikan was on the offensive in the left wing but he was flagged offside before he made a shot at goal.

The hosts then managed to cut through Gor’s defence minutes later but Collins Neto was denied by the safe hands of Boniface Oluoch with Maxwell Onyango’s rebound failing to find the back of the net.

After missing two successive open scoring chances, Guikan finally got his name on the score sheet in the 26th minute with an easy finish, when he found himself unmarked inside Chemelil’s box with Innocent Wafula providing the assist.

Attacker Francis Kahata drove a dangerous shot on target but it was comfortably claimed by Chemelil’s goalkeeper John Waw.

Chemelil gained some momentum in the dying minutes of the first half, launching two attacks through Faraj Ominde, but Oluoch was alert.

‘DEAR LIFE’

The hosts improved in the second half making the first attempt at goal through Neto, but his short went wide.

The game’s turning point came in the 54th minute when Gor keeper Oluoch was sent off after he handled the ball outside the box.

Gor coach Dylan Kerr sacrificed scorer Guikan as second choice keeper Peter Odhiambo took his place.

The numerical advantage seemed to have have favoured the hosts with wave of attacks on the K’Ogalo goal.

Their efforts bore fruit in the 69th minute when substitute Charles Kwakha found the back of the net with a low drive from outside the box to reduce the deficit.

Kerr made changes to his team bringing in Samuel Onyango for Ernest Wendo and Lawrence Juma for Jacques Tuyisenge, while Odera brought on Philip Muchoma for Yusuf Juma.

Benedicto Mwamlangara levelled matters in the 75th minute with a top corner goal after being set by Nicholas Akoko, who was fantastic after he managed to beat Gor Mahia defenders with his pace and impressive dribbling skills.

Chemelil went in search of the winner but Gor hang on to dear life and the precious point.


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14 Sep 17

Two goal hero: Tuyisenge

Gor Mahia players put aside their frustrations with club officials and continued to storm towards the 2017 KPL title. On Thursday they beat Chemelil Sugar 3-0. Jacque Tuyisenge struck twice and Kenneth Muguna sealed the score.

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Despite facing a tough week characterized by training go slows over unpaid allowances, record 15-time Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia did not show any sign of a club in crisis as they rolled on to a 3-0 win over Chemelil Sugar in Kisumu on Thursday.

Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge struck twice in the first half with Kenneth Muguna adding a third as Gor romped to their sixth win in seven matches to open up a nine-point gap at the top of the standings, looking well on course to a 16th league crown.

Missing Harun Shakava ,who is on suspension and the injured Karim Nizigiyimana, head coach Dylan kerr who remains unbeaten since taking over Gor made changes in his starting squad, bringing in Wellington Ochieng at right-back while Joash Onyango partnered skipper Musa Mohammed at the heart of defense.

K’Ogalo were fast off the blocks especially buoyed by Sofapaka’s 2-1 loss at the hands of Ulinzi Stars on Wednesday which gave them some breathing space at the top of the standings.

Muguna had a chance with a fourth minute freekick but it went straight to the wall while 10 minutes later, Apollo Otieno was forced to make a hasty clearance off George ‘Blackberry‘ Odhiambo’s feet after keeper Jairus Adira had failed to hold on to a Wellington Ochieng cross.

The early pressure paid off in the 22nd minute when Tuyisenge beat Adira one-on-one after racing on to a George Odhiambo through ball.

The Rwandese added his second in sublime fashion, banging the net with a well taken overhead kick after Meddie Kagere flicked on a cross from Ochieng on the right.

Chemelil, who were off a 4-1 spanking by Sofapaka last weekend, thought they had grabbed one back 10 minutes from half time but Faraj Ominde’s goal was ruled out for offside.

At the start of the second half, Kerr pulled out Tuyisenge as a precautionary measure with the striker having picked up an injury in the weekend win over Nzoia Sugar as Francis Kahata took his place.

Gor continued dominating and looking all comfortable and Muguna struck their third goal in the 62nd minute after a beautiful one-two interchange of passes with Kagere.

With a 3-0 advantage, Kerr made his second sub, pulling out Innocent Wafula who had started on the right offensive side for speedy John ‘Softie’ Ndirangu.

His opposite number Abdallah Juma responded by making a double change, pulling out the ineffective Collins Neto for Philip Muchuma while Erastus Mwaniki paved way for former Thika United forward Moses Arita.

However, not even the offensive changes would make a difference for the sugar millers as Gor managed to hold on to the lead, a healthy boost ahead of their weekend trip to Thika to face hosts Thika United.

Gor would have had the last laugh in a match they dominated with Kahata’s effort being parried away at the stroke of 90 minute by Adira following a good passing move by the league leaders.

Gor Mahia Starting XI: 1. Frederick Onyango, 14. Innocent Wafula (John Ndirangu), 4. Wellington Ochieng, 5. Musa Mohammed, 12. Joash Onyango, 7. Jean Baptiste ( Philemon Otieno), 2. Godfrey Walusimbi, 10. Kenneth Muguna, 22. Meddie Kagere, 25. George Odhiambo, 9. Jacques Tuyisenge ( Francis Kahata).

Unused subs: 16. Shaban Odhoji, 30. 11. Boniface Omondi,20. Earnest Wendo, 8. Francis Kahata, 28. Oliver Maloba,

Chemelil Sugar Starting XI Jairus Adira, Smith Ouko, Yusuf Juma, Kennedy Odhiambo, Benjamin Oketch, Clifford Omondi, Erastus Mwaniki, Appollo Otieno, Collins Neto ( Moses Arita ), Odeny Faraj, Odeny Jeffery ( Shafan Oyugi)

Unused subs: Richard Aimo, Morris Wandera, James Omino, Moses Osure, Philip Muchuma.


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10 May 17

Scorer: Kenneth Muguna

Gor Mahia have not taken the foot off the accelerator pedal. They continued their brilliant run with a 2-0 win over tough Chemelil Sugar. Timothy Otieno and Kenneth Muguna, both of whom had brilliant games in the mashemeji derby, were both on target.

Additional reporting from futaa.com

The host started off more intent and took only ten minutes to find the breakthrough.

Otieno’s goal

Timothy Otieno latched on a well weighted pass from George Odhiambo before tucking a low effort beneath an onrushing Jairus Adira.

The team almost went 2-0 up ten minutes later as Meddie Kagere forced Adira to a fine save from a low drive in 22nd minute.

The wait for a second was to end after series of two corner which Miller’s rear guard proved up to task with.

Muguna doubles lead

It finally came as Kenneth Muguna reacted quickest to stab home after Adira had spilled a low drive from Innocent Wafula in to his path.

For a second time running, Gor were forced to a first half change as Timothy’s involvement was cut short with an injury sustained in build up to his goal.

The striker was replaced by Oliver Maloba at turn of the 36th minute mark

Millers chance

Chemelil’s only effort at goal in the half saw with MUstapaha Adebayo forcing a speculative strike sail over Boniface Oluoch bar.

The second half saw a handful of clear-cut chances worked out with Miller coming close form a left wing delivery that flashed across Oluoch’s post with nolone to turn home.

Gor on their part looked dangerous from a deployed Innocent Wafula, who plied the right flank as starter ahead of Karim Nizigiyimana.

The Ugandan and his compatriot walusimbi combined for a 70th minute effort that was however thwarted as latter saw his shot blocked.

Trailing took a slight tweaking edge going forward with Laban Gambareko inclusion aiding their forward surge.

The team will however left to contend with a defeat on away grounds with two goals conceded for the first time this season wrapping up their second loss of the season

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Starting X1: Boniface Oluoch, Innocent Wafula Musa Mohammed, Joash Onyango, Ernest Wendo, Wellington Ochieng, Kenneth Muguna, Francis Kahata , Godfrey Walusimbi, George Odhiambo, Meddie Kagere,

Subs: Shaban Odhoji, Karim Nzigiyimana, Oliver Maloba, Anthony Mbugua Amos Nondi, Philemon Otieno, Uyoga Jeconia

Chemelil Starting XI: Jairus Adira, Willis Ouma, Yusuf Suf, Smith Ouko, James Omino, David ojwang, Hillary Echesa, Victor Majid, Mustapha Adebayor, Morris Wandera

Subs: Daniel kiptoo, Himidu Kwizera, Benjamin Okech, Oyugi, Laban Gambereko Moses Osure Anthony Chingwa


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10 May 17

Last year Kogalo beat Chemelil 3-1

Fresh from a memorable 3-0 win over arch rivals AFC Leopards, Gor Mahia players (and fans) will need to come back down to earth as they face Chemelil Sugar at Thika Municipal stadium on Wednesday.

Assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno understands that the players now have to forget about the derby and focus on the next task.

“Now we are forgetting about this (‘Mashemeji’ derby win). This is now history. What we have to do is to focus on the next game with a winning mentality.” said Zico to goal.com

Gor Mahia have a very good record against Chemelil Sugar. They have not lost the millers in seven years. Last season Gor Mahia drew 0-0 with Chemelil in the first leg and beat the Millders 3-1 in the second leg. And 2015, Kogalo comprehensively beat the millers, winning 3-1 and 4-1.

But the match will not be easy. To begin with, the venue (Thika Stadium) is the scene of Gor Mahia’s last league loss against Mathare United. Its bumpy surface does not lend itself to Gor Mahia’s style of play. And Chemelil are stout defenders. Their last three matches have ended in draws.

Ze Maria will have to shift tactics given the Chemelil are likely to park the bus, disrupt the match and use the rough playing surface to their advantage. Still the Brazilian tactician may rely on the same players who starred in last weekend’s thrashing of AFC. Timothy Otieno who had a shaky start to the seasoon but played well on Sunday is raring to get on the scoresheet again.

“My target is to score as many goals as I can. It was important for me to play well on Sunday because I did not start in the last three games. I’m happy the coach believed in me and gave me the chance to lead the line.” he said to sportpesa news.

With Jacque Tuyisenge yet to heal from his knee injury, Timothy could lead the attack again.

Coach Ze Maria knows that a win for Kogalo will enable Kogalo to climb to the top of the table, which is a psychological boost and puts pressure on league leaders Posta Rangers.

“Ours is a big club and every match we play is a big game. The pressure of the derby is not different from the pressure that we have when we are facing other teams so we shall have to beat our best to defeat them” said the Brazilian to the Nation.


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10 Sep 16


After a drought that lasted four games without a goal, Gor Mahia blasted three goals past Chemelil Sugar to win 3-1.
Additional Reporting from the Nation
Shortly before kick-off across the three venues on Saturday, teams lined up on either side of the centre circle to observe a minute of silence in honour of veteran coach James Siang’a, who passed away on Friday night.

At Nyayo Stadium, having failed to score in their last three league games, the champions were under pressure to perform, and they showed urgency in the opening minutes of the game with George Odhiambo, Jacques Tuyisenge and Haron Shakava coming close.

Shakava had a good chance in the 10th minute when he rose high to meet a long ball worked from a corner, but he sent his header inches wide.

Willis Ouma and Jared Obwoge also had a chance each for the visitors early on but we’re unable to convert them.
or finally found the back of the net through a sublime Francis Kahata free-kick, which beat Chemelil keeper Ali Kimera for the opener in the 16th minute.

The sugar millers however responded through Jared Obwoge, who beat Gor custodian Bonface Oluoch with a low shot after outpacing Shakava with three minutes to the break.

Youngster Amos Nondi replaced Kenyan international Eric Ouma – who limped off injured – in the beginning of the second half.

Both teams came into the second half in search of a winner but it’s the 15-time champions who scored the next goal.

Nondi was particularly sensational having replaced Ouma and ultimately found the back of the net in the 56th minute. Gor piled on more pressure on the high-flying visitors and George Odhiambo put the score beyond doubt in the 74th minute.

Jacques Tuyisenge, who had also played a role in the second goal, crossed for Odhiambo to slot past Kimera.

“The pressure is not off yet. We can afford to smile a little but the pressure still remains. When you are part of a team like Gor, there will always be pressure of one form or the other,” Gor coach Marcelo Ferreira said after the game.


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8 Sep 16

Gor Mahia will resume their 2016 Kenya Premier League campaign on Saturday when they take on Chemelil Sugar at Nyayo stadium. It goes without saying that Gor Mahia have been below par since the month of August. Three successive scoreless draws against SoNy Sugar, Posta Rangers and Bandari. This was followed by a loss to Nzoia United in the GoTV shield that put Gor Mahia’s hopes of playing continental football in 2017 in jeopardy.

The defence and goalkeeping departments will not be a problem especially if Ze Maria and assistant coach Mathew Ottamax have buried the hatchet. However attacking wingbacks which has been a useful tool in the Gor Mahia arsenal with Nizigiyimana and Eric Ouma has been missing of late. The midfield has been problematic and  Ze maria cannot seem to bury the hatchet with Collins Okoth. And with midfield not creating chances, the attack has been moribund. Most troubling has been the blunt attack. The forwardline combination of Kagere and Tuyisenge has been so dysfunctional that neither one can score. But Coach Ze Maria has had almost two weeks in which to work out strategies.

Chemelil coach Francis Baraza who has been known to bad mouth Kogalo is once again bullish about his team’s chances. And as usual, any team that plays against Gor Mahia, brings their best effort.

I’m going to Nairobi for nothing less than three points. Gor Mahia are champions, we respect them but we don’t fear them. I’m going for maximum points,” he said to the Star newspaper.

Baraza s however aware that Gor Mahia is a sleeping giant that can arise at any moment.

Gor Mahia have been playing very well but they have not been lucky. The game will be tough but I have prepared my team well for the match,” he continued

Ze Maria knows that Gor Mahia are in for a difficult match against a Chemelil side that is highly disciplined and has won their last four matches with identical 1-0 wins over Bandari, City Stars, Muhoroni Youth and SoNy Sugar. A starke contrast to Gor Mahia’s poor form of late. Chemelil are now in fourth position.

The last time these two sides met was on February 17.  Gor Mahia were still under coach Frank Nuttall. The match ended scoreless.


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17 Feb 16

It was an inauspicious start to the 2016 KPL season as Gor Mahia were held to a scoreless draw by Chemelil Sugar at their spiritual home. It is a stark contrast to last season when Gor Mahia started the season with a bang, beating Mathare United 4-2 and quickly signalled their intentions.

Additional reporting from goal.com

K’Ogalo’s win less run in all competitions was extended to three matches after registering a drab draw against Chemelil

Gor Mahia registered a false start in their quest to retain Kenyan Premier League title after they were held to a goalless draw by Chemelil Sugar on Wednesday.

K’Ogalo came into the match without influential custodian Boniface Oluoch, who was allegedly dropped following disciplinary issues, with Jerim Onyango starting in goal for the first time since last season.

After escaping relegation by a whisker, Chemelil Sugar under coach Francis Baraza, were playing their first competitive match this season, and their rustiness was almost exposed in the second minute of the game, only for Enock Agwanda to once again show why Gor Mahia will miss Meddie Kagere and Michael Olunga, as he missed a simple tap in after Francis Kahata’s fine work.

It looked like one way traffic in the first 20 minutes or so, as the hosts were pinned in their own half by the defending champions, who tasted former Tusker custodian Samuel Odhiambo with fierce shots from George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo, and wasteful Agwanda, but the custodian made excellent saves to keep his team into the game.

Gor Mahia thought they had scored in the half hour mark after Odhiambo effort was cleared off the line by David Ojwang’ with the visitors protesting claiming it had crossed the line. By the time the halftime whistle was blown, frustration on faces of the traveling fans was obvious as their team failed to break the dead lock.

The second half was more or the same as the previous one with Gor Mahia remaining wasteful in front of the goal, with Kahata displaying his brilliance with pinpoint passes which were not finished by strikers.

Not even the introduction of Jacob Keli later on in place of Agwanda in the 72nd minute could change the outcome of the game.


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17 Feb 16


Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall is determined to put aside all the setbacks the team has faced this season and start the league on a positive note.
“We expect a tough season opener, but hope to pick some positive results from it,” he said to the Standard.

Goals have been scarce at the start of the season. And Nuttall has admitted that replacing the duo of Meddie Kagere and Michael Olunga is proving difficult.

“The two scored 50 goals last season between them and this is not an easy thing to do,” he continued.

Olunga scored four goals against Chemelil last season and gave their defence nightmares. One person who will heave a sigh of relief due to Olunga’s absence is Chemelil coach Mike Baraza. And whereas Baraza used to be the most vocal proponent of the “Gor Mahia wanabebwa na referee” conspiracy theory, Baraza has now changed his tune after Gor Mahia blasted seven goals past his side last season.

“Gor is a big team, with an admirable heritage and history. We respect them, but as Chemelil Sugar we don’t fear any opponents,” Baraza said to the Standard.

Coach Baraza will depend on the experienced trio of Hillary Echesa, Victor Majid and David Ojwang. The former two have been around for over ten years.
“We are determined to win against Gor and expect nothing short of collecting the maximum three points. We will be buoyed by the fact that we will be playing at our home ground at Moi Stadium, Kisumu,” Echesa said.

Echesa despite his vast experience does not seem to realize that Kisumu may technically be Chemelil’s home ground but Gor Mahia will have far more supporters. Perhaps Echesa has spent too much time outside the country having spent a decade playing in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Tanzania.


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26 Jun 15

Aucho was on target in the first leg

Gor Mahia are back in the hunt for the 2015 Tusker Premier League. This Saturday they take on Chemelil Sugar in an away fixture at Afraha stadium. The match is being played at Afraha because the stadium in Kisumu has banned because of its flimsy perimeter fence that is easily torn down by fans leading to pitch invasions.

Gor Mahia will be looking to pick up from their solid form in the first leg where they did not concede a goal in ten games and convincingly. And judging from the way they dispatched Langata Gremio in midweek match, Gor Mahia are focused and have not lost any sharpness unlike last season when they shockingly lost to GFC 105.

In action for Kogalo this weekend might be new signing Enock Agwanda who is the only player Gor Mahia signed. Paul Were’s move did not happen because his South African side is still interested in his services. Dan Sserunkuma’s return was foiled by a new KPL rule that limits the number of foreigners to five. While Rama Salim was approached by club officials but did not show any interest in returning.

Agwanda says he is ready to produce on the field.

“I have held enough training sessions with the team and even though the squad is yet to be named, I am ready for action if called upon,” he said to the Daily Nation.

In past years, Gor Mahia have signed strikers who though they excelled at other teams, were unable to perform under the high pressure environment that is Gor Mahia. One classic case is Ezekiel Odera who joined the club in 2011 after having been the second leading scorer in the 2010 KPL. He was unable to produce the same form at Gor Mahia. But Agwanda has said that the pressure does not bother him.

“Fear the fans? Even when I was at Sofapaka they still had fans but I used to score against them so what is there to fear? What is important is to deliver on my duties and grow in my career. Those are the things I am focusing on,” he said.

During the first leg, Gor Mahia won 3-1 and thus silenced Chemelil coach Mike Mururi who had insinuated that referees were helping Gor Mahia. Fans will be looking for the same on Saturday.

 

 


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23 Mar 15

Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall has lauded his players for shrugging aside the congested fixtures and winning their third successive match in the Kenya Premier League.

“We had a very tough match against Bandari on Thursday and we knew we were coming to another tough match in a very short time with congested fixtures but I feel we did well. We played well on an overall and we got the three points and that is a very good thing for the team.”

“The players were well motivated and we gave 100% in the game and it is now three wins in three matches but we will not get over ourselves. We want to take one match at a time and now we shift focus to our next game on Wednesday,” he said to supersport.com

Nuttall lauded Khalid Auch for his goal saying he has been working with Aucho on shooting during training and it has paid off.

“Since he joined us, he has been taking shots from five or ten yards out and scoring in training and we have been encouraging him to do so. Today he gave us the lead from something he has been doing regularly in training and I must admit, it was a good strike”, he added

Gor Mahia were ruthless says Mururi

Chemelil coach Mike Mururi has admitted that his side were beaten by a fitter more efficient side. He blames the lack of competitive games.

“Lack of competitive games in a long time also played a part in our defeat. Gor Mahia has been playing continental matches as opposed to us. They looked fitter than us and were ruthless. It was obvious something was wrong with my boys.” he said to goal.com

Fans will remember that this is the same Mururi who last season said Gor Mahia only won because they are helped by referees.


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