Tag: Gor Mahia vs Kakamega Homeboyz

13 Aug 18

Putting aside all the off the field unrest, Gor Mahia continued their surge towards the 2018 Kenya Premier League title, beating Kakamega Homeboyz 3-1. The goals came from Innocent Wafula, Francis Mustafa and Kevin Omondi.

Additional reporting from futaa.com
Innocent Wafula and Francis Mustapha scored two quick fire goals for Gor in the opening half before Benjamin Oketch pulled one back for Homeboyz in the second half but hopes of Homeboyz comeback were extinguished by Kevin Omondi with a last gasp goal.

Early chances

Fred Nkata’s charges were off the blocks from the onset and would have grabbed the lead inside the opening three minutes but Wycliffe Opondo’s header flew over the cross bar after Moses Mudavadi whipped in a dangerous cross. George Blackberry Odhiambo required treatment after colliding with the onrushing Gabriel Andika after Odhiambo was played through on goal but was flagged for offside in the 10th minute. Gor had their first real opening of the game in the 15th minute when Burundian Mustapha tested the palms of Andika with a ferocious shot from a Francis Kahata corner.

Homeboyz continued to press on for an opener with Festo Omukoto’s thunderbolt shot narrowly missing the mark after being set up by Eston Esiye. The new partnership between Blackberry and Mustapha almost yielded a goal in the 27th minute when Mustapha teed up Blackberry but the former Azam midfielder’s effort was gathered by Andika.

Two goal lead

Wellington Ochieng’s give and take pass with Innocent Wafula on the right flank resulted to a goal after Wafula drove in to guide his effort to the top right corner handing Dylan Kerr’s charges the lead in the 31st minute. Homeboyz were rocked with the goal and shipped in another after two minutes later with Mustapha banging his maiden KPL goal after Nzigiyimana played him through on goal. Gor went into the break with a two goal cushion.

After the resumption of the second half, Mustapha was withdrawn with Kevin Ade Omondi thrown into the foray. Nkata rolled his first dice in the 55th bringing in George Mandela for Evans Kiwanuka which was preceded by Masakidi Mata’s inclusion for Estone Esiye. Mata was straight into the thick of things, with his header going agonizingly wide off the cross bar from Mudavadi’s cross. Kerr made his second substitution, introducing Samuel Onyango for Nzigiyimana.

Homeboyz goal

New signing Benjamin Oketch from Chemelil Sugar pulled one back for Homeboyz in the 71st minute courtesy of sublime freekick that deflected off the K’Ogallo wall. In front of his home town fans Wellington produced a lung bursting run from his own half playing wall passes with Kahata and Blackberry but his impressive run was halted by Andika.

Ade goal

Substitute Ade put the game to bed ending Homeboyz hopes of snatching a point in the game when got into the score sheet in the 88th minute with a shot that found the roof of the net for a 3-1 lead. The match ended 3-1 in favour of Gor Mahia as they condemned Homeboyz to their fifth straight loss of the season.

Gor Mahia Starting XI: Shaban Odhoji (GK), Wellington Ochieng, Joash Onyango, Haron Shakava, Karim Nzigiyimana (Samuel Onyango), Humphrey Mieno, Ernest Wendo, Francis Kahata, Innocent Wafula, George Odhiambo, Francis Mustafa (Kevin Omondi)

Subs: Fredrick Onyango, Charles Momanyi, Bernard Ondiek, Cercidy Okeyo, Lawrence Juma, Samuel Onyango, Kevin Omondi

Homeboyz Starting XI: Gabriel Andika (GK), Benjamin Oketch, Chikati Moses, Odhiambo Collins, Mauda Hedmond, Evans Kiwanuka (George Mandela), Festo Omukoto, Mudavadi Moses, Ali Bai, Opondo Wycliffe, Esiye Eston (Masakidi Mata)

Subs: Michael Wanyika, Wycliffe Anekeya, Andrew Kulecho, Benson Mutonyi, George Mandela, Mata Masakidi

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9 May 18

Gor Mahia had to fight back from a goal down and were on the verge of settling for another 2-2 draw before a late goal by Charles Momanyi rescued all three points for Kogalo. Ivorian Ephrem Guikan grabbed a brace.

Additional Reporting from the Nation

Former Kakamega Homeboyz defender Charles Momanyi returned to haunt his former employers as he grabbed the winning goal to give Gor Mahia a 3-2 win in their Kenyan Premier League match at the Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega on Wednesday.

The hosts had taken the lead through Ali Ahmed before the champions pulled levelled through Ivorian striker Ephraim Guikan on the stroke of half time.

Guikan gave K’Ogalo the lead in the second half but veteran striker Allan Wanga restored parity for the hosts before Momanyi struck the winner 10 minutes to the end.

The win sees Gor extend their lead at the top of the table to 30 points, five clear of second-placed Ulinzi Stars.

The 16-time league winners now switch their attention to Sunday’s friendly match against English Championship side Hull City before welcoming Algeria’s USM Alger in their second Confederation Cup match three days later.

Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr praised his charges never-say attitude.

“The victory was good but we need to kill off matches earlier to avoid these late dramas,” he noted.

His opposite number, Mike Mururi said he would work on rectifying the mistakes that cost his side.

“We took a deserved lead but the boys lost focus later on and this something we need to address going forward,” he observed.

Kerr made changes from the side that drew 1-1 away to Rwandese side Rayon Sports last Sunday with lead strikers Meddie Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge both dropping to the bench.

The visitors dominated early proceedings but it was the hosts that created the game’s first chance on five minutes as Wanga drew a fine save from Gor keeper Shaban Odhoji.

Wanga alongside his strike partner Hassan Kikoyo linked up well upfront constantly putting pressure on the Gor defence.

The hosts took the lead after 31 minutes as midfielder Ahmed fired past Odhoji after he was put through by Moses Mudavadi.

Gor however ensured that the teams went into the break level as Guikan finished off Boniface Omondi’s pass.

On resumption, Gor, who are yet to beaten this in the league this season, controlled proceedings and eventually went ahead as Guikan reacted first on a loose ball on the edge of the Homeboyz box to fire past David Juma on 54 minutes.

However, the hosts would hit back as Wanga headed home in the 65th minute to restore parity. Gor would have the last laugh as Momanyi popped up to punish his former side and hand Gor the three points.

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11 Nov 17

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.

Additional Reporting from futaa.com
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.

Tuyisenge strike

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

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8 Apr 17

Scorer: Meddie Kagere

A goal by veteran striker Meddie Kagere enabled Gor Mahia to escape with a 1-0 victory over Kakamega Homeboyz at Afraha stadium on Saturday. Kagere justified the calls of fans who have been calling for him to be given more playing time when he sublimely finished off an assist from Karim Nizigiyimana.

Additional reporting from Capital FM

The Rwandese midfielder wheeled away in celebration, two fingers in the sky signifying his double bundle of joy just 20 minutes after coming on for George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo. He finished off a decent team move, tapping in unmarked from a yard out after being picked up by a Karim Nizigiyimana cross.

The win takes Gor to nine points, two ahead of Bandari and leaders AFC Leopards who will be playing on Sunday in Nakuru and Kisumu respectively.

Gor head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira had been boosted with the return of Rwandese midfielder Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza who tucked in at the centre of the pack alongside Ernest Wendo with Kenneth Muguna playing infront of them.

In defense, the Brazilian coach had taken back Wellington Ochieng into the starting team with Joash Onyango who took his place in last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Western Stima missing.

It was a balanced start to the match with Gor having the first opportunity of the match, a 13th minute curling freekick by Godfrey Walusimbi which was tipped over the bar by Homeboyz keeper Mike Wanyika.

Ten minutes later, skipper Eston Esiye’s swirling shot from distance almost caught out Boniface Oluoch in the Gor goal but he managed to scamper the ball over for a corner.

Two minutes later, Oluoch had to pull an important intervention to cut out Wycliffe Ochomo who had been put through by a Stephen Wakyanya through ball.

The Homeboyz bench was up in arms calling for a foul on their striker but referee Andrew Juma heard none of it.

George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo should have taken his side into the lead but he wasted a glorious chance. A well weighted long pass from Wellington Ochieng released Odhiambo on the right with the winger cutting in, but his shot was blocked.

Almost immediately, Jacques Tuyisenge forced a great save off Wanyika with a header at the far post after the Rwandese rise well to meet a Walusimbi cross from the left.

Both sides passed the ball well around the field, but it was Gor who saw more of the possession with Oluoch left only to dictate terms to his backline.

Just before the referee whistled for half time, Mugiraneza rose high at the back post to meet a Walusimbi corner, but the ball went wide.

At the start of the second half, Ferreira hauled off Odhiambo and brought in goal scorer Kagere with Mugiraneza also coming off for Francis Kahata.

Kagere made his mark known 20 minutes later and K’Ogalo should have gone two up seven minutes later but were denied. From a Walusimbi free kick, Tuyisenge headed the ball into play from the back post but Kahata’s effort was blocked.

The ball fell graciously on defender Harun Shakava, but the ball came off the upright.

With 10 minutes to go, Muguna came close to his second goal in Gor colors but he wasted an opportunity after failing to shoot on his weaker left foot when he broke into the box allowing the Homeboyz defense to race back and clear.

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7 Apr 17

Image courtesy of Holy Bonfire

After a disappointing loss Western Stima Gor Mahia will be looking to immediatey put their title run back on track. They will be at Afraha stadium this Saturday to take on Kakamega Homeboyz. There is no room for error. Arch rivals Bandari, AFC Leopards and Sofapaka are all in good form. A further slip up will see Gor Mahia drop from top of the standings in week 2all the way to the middle of the table in week 4.

The loss last Sunday has fans clamouring for absentee players like Meddie Kagere, Collins Okoth and Innocent Wafula whom coach Ze Maria has opted to leave out of the line-up.

Newly promoted Kakamega Homeboyz will be no pushovers. They have yet to lose a league match in the 2017 Kenya Premier League, having drawn twice and lost once.

Gor Mahia are the home team and have announced gate charges: VIP tickets will trade at Sh500 each while those of the terraces will cost Sh200 apiece. The match kicks off at 4:15 PM on Saturday.

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10 Jul 16

Gor Mahia dropped their first points in several games when they were held 1-1 by Kakamega Homeboyz
Additional Reporting from futaa.com
Ahmed Bhai scored in the final quarter of the game as Kakamega Homeboyz stopped Gor Mahia’s winning streak after 1-1 draw as the sides faced off in Kenya Premier League match played at Moi Stadium Kisumu.

Moses Mudavadi delivered a cross from the left wing at the 82nd minute and Bhai connected it past Boniface Olouch into the net to end their search for a goal against Gor Mahia cancelling Meddie Kagere’s opener.


Gor Mahia had started the match strongly with Francis Kahata linking up with George Odhiambo who paced up on the left wing before delivering a low pass to the six yard box and Gor’s ‘prodigal son’ Kagere sent the ball direct into the net giving Kogalo a lead at the 12th minute of the game.

Kakamega homeboyz had their goal disallowed at the 20th minute of the game after Athmani Buki header was judged as offside by centre Referee Simuyu Dan and his assistants.


Just seconds before Wafula bent in a cross that went straight to Tuyisenge who was unmarked in the box but the forward headed the ball the wide despite being a free header. Kagere and Tuyisenge made a couple of touches before the latter delivered a through pass past Homeboyz back four at the 29th but Wafula Innocent slowly reacted to the ball.

Homeboyz had their chances in the game also with Abass Akinyemi picking up a loose ball and before delivering a pass to Bhai who set up Murunga but Gor Keeper Boniface Olouch denied him a chance to find the net punching the ball back to play.

Second half

In the second half Homeboyz started attacking strongly especially after coach Mike Muiruri introduced Andrew Kulecho, Meshack Karani and David Odhiambo. The side would have scored at the 66th minute but Odhiambo’s shot missed the goal by just an inch wasting the superb build up for the chance. In reply Kahata sent a shot that was deflected towards the goal by Chikati Michael but Michael Wanyika made a superb save to keep the side in game.

This is the second draw between these side in a Kenya Premier League match. Gor have moved to second with same points as Mathare United who have been pushed to third due to inferior goal difference.

Gor Mahia Starting XI: 23. Boniface Oluoch, 14. Karim Nizigiyimana,18. Harun Shakava, 5. Mohammed Musa (C), 20. Ernest Wendo (11. Amos Nondi,) 29. Innocent Wafula (6. Collins Okoth) 8. Francis Kahata, 9. Jacques Tuyisenge, 21. Eric Ouma, 25. George Odhiambo, 22.Meddie Kagere (17. Baron Oketch)

Substitutes:16. Jerim Onyango (GK), 4. Wellington Ochieng , 27. Jacob Keli, 3. Abouba Sibomana

Homeboyz starting XI: 23. Michael Wanyika 11.Athman Buki 30. Robert Ouma 04. Charles Momanyio 25. Moses Chikati 12. Sunday Mutuku © 20. Abbas Akinyemi (14. Andrew Kulecho) 23. Moses Mudavadi 21. Stephen Wakanya (18. Meshack Karani) 28. Andrew Murunga (09. David Odhiambo) 23.Ali Bhai

Subs:39. Jairus Adira 22. Augustine Etemesi 44. Martin Imbalambala 19. Hamisi Mwinyi

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2 Apr 16

Tuyisenge celebrates his dream debut goal Image courtesy of Vickie Kogalo Vic

Gor Mahia registered their first league win of 2016. It was a dream debut for coach Ze maria and Rwandese striker Jacque Tuyisenge

Additional reporting from futaa.com

Gor Mahia attacker Jacques Tuyisenge made a dream debut for the Kenyan giants as he scored one and assisted another as Gor Mahia thrashed Kakamega Homeboyz 3-0 in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match played on Saturday 2 April in Mumias to register their first win of the season. Enock Agwanda, Tuyisenge and Jacob Keli did the job for new coach Jose ‘Ze Maria’ Fereira.

The champions took the lead in the first minute through Enock Agwanda, who smashed into the back of the net after being put through by debutant Jacques Tuyisenge. The Rwandan squandered a great opportunity to get on the score-sheet minutes later shooting wide while through on goal.

Homeboyz chances

Homeboyz slowly grew into the game towards the quarter hour mark pressing for an equalizer but Gor remained solid at the back denying skipper Martin Imbalambala and Andrew Kulecho in quick succession. The hosts made an early change hauling off former Muhoroni Youth midfielder Mike Khaduli for 2015 FKF Premier League top scorer, Keiphas Baraza in search of an equalizer.

Tuyisenge has a chance to double Gor’s lead at the half hour mark but the attacker shot wide while clear on goal after receiving a precise pass from Karim Nizigiyimana on the right. The teams left for a breather with Gor having a goal advantage.

Tuyisenge goal

Two minutes after the restart, Tuyisenge introduced himself to Gor Mahia faithful, capitalizing on a defensive lapse to double the visitors’ advantage and put Gor on course of their maiden win of the season. Substitute Francis Kahata nearly got on the score-sheet at the hour mark but Philip Odhiambo on Homeboyz goal did well to deny him on a one on one situation.


Gor dominated proceedings thereafter with Tuyisenge twice coming close to grabbing his second but was denied on both occasions by resolute defending by Homeboyz defenders. Tuyisenge’s dream debut was cut short in the 72nd minute as he hobbled off injured and was replaced by Jacob Keli who scored three minutes after coming on with a powerful header to complete Gor’s convincing win.

Homeboyz Starting XI 39 Philip Odhiambo, 11 Athman Buki, 15 Eric Ambunya, 4 Charles Momanyi, 12 Sunday Mutuku, 44 Martin Imbalambala, 14 Andrew Kulecho (64’Andrew Murunga) 8 Mike Khaduli (32’ 17. Keiphas Matuu) 7 Jeremiah Wanjala, 24 Ahmed Ali, 23. Moses Mudavadi

Subs : 13 Michael Wanyika, 22 Augustine Etemesi , 10. Dennis Mukaisi, , 9. Odhiambo David

Gor Mahia Starting XI: 1. Jerim Onyango (Cpt), 14. Karim Nizigiyimana, 3. Abouba Sibomana, 5. Musa Mohammed, 18. Harun Shakava, 6. Collins Okoth, 7. Ronald Omino (67’ Innocent Wafula,),20. Ernest Wendo, 2. 24. Enock Agwanda, (64’Francis Kahata) ( 25. George Odhiambo. 9. Jacques Tuyisenge (72’ Jacob Keli)

Unused subs: 23. Bonface Oluoch , 22. Jackson Saleh, , 17. Eric Ochieng, 28. Edmond Murai,

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