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Gor Mahia eliminated from Shield

Gor Mahia’s attempt to win a second major title for 2018 has come to an end when they were beaten by Kariobangi Sharks on post match penalties.

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Gor Mahia were sent home for the second tournament in a week as Kariobangi Sharks beat them 4-2 on penalties with regulation time ending in a barren draw in the Shield clash staged at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday 2nd September.

This was the second time Gor were eliminated on penalties in the same tournament after losing last season to Bandari. Gor Mahia dominated the early exchanges knocking the ball around in their usual style, looking to overwrite the USM Alger defeat that bundled them out of the CAF Confederations Cup. Sharks came close in the 17th minute when Duke Abuya cut the ball back to Harrison Mwendwa but the former Mathare United skied his effort.

In the 21st minute Francis Mustapha swung in a lovely cross but it fell to the wrong man, as Boniface Omondi who was virtually the shortest man on the field couldn’t guide his header on target. Former Talanta FC talisman thought he had put his side ahead Midway through the first half but he was flagged for offside after George Abege laid off Duke Abuya cross onto him.K’Ogalo were forced into a substitution in the 41st minute after Lawrence Juma pulled his harmstring and was replaced by Raphael Asudi. Both teams went into the half time break locked at 0-0.

Second half

Sharks started the second half a much rejuvenated side and went close in the 50th minute when Patilah Omotto struck the upright directly from a corner. Sharks looked menacing in the second half probing the Gor defense on a number of occasions but finishing proved to be their achilies heel. Sharks introduced Sydney Simale upfront to bolster their attacking options.

Mustapha was brought down by Pascal Ogweno just outside the 18 yard area, the Burundian stepped up to take the free kick calling Gad Mathews to a spectacular save. Harun Shakava was introduced to nullify the Sharks threat that was brewing as Ephrem Guikan was handed a rest. Moses Mwangi was thrown into the foray into the the 74th minute in place of an exasperated Shaphan Oyugi. Eluid Lokuwam was handed the final 10 minutes as Innocent Wafula. Sharks exhausted their subs introducing Gambian

Ebrimah Sanneh for George Abege with Sharks having three out and out strikers. Sydney Lokale pounced on Charles Momanyi’s lose back pass and got past goalkeeper Fredrick Odhiambo but his touch was heavy as he could prevent the ball from going out. Penalties were needed to separate the two teams after the end of regulation time.

Penalties

Patilah Omotto couldn’t hold his nerves as Odhiambo saved the first penalty. Mustapha converted the first for Gor to hand them an early advantage after slotting the ball into the top right corner. Ogweno picked the same slot as Mustapha to pull Sharks level. Ondiek ballooned his shot well over the bar with Omwenga scoring from Sharks third penalty kick.

Boniface Omondi sent the keeper the wrong way to make it 2-2. Goalkeeper Gad Mathews stepped up to face his opposite number to score, Joachim Olouch hit the cross bar as the ball went out. Duke Abuya sealed the win for Sharks 4-2 on penalties.

Gor Mahia XI: Fredrick Odhiambo, Innocent Odhiambo, Wesley Onguso, Charles Momanyi, Joachim Oluoch, Bernard Ondiek, Ephrem Guikan, Francis Mustafa, Boniface Omondi

Subs: Shaban Odhoji, Raphael Asudi, Wellington Ochieng, Harun Shakava, Stephen Okiro, Eliud Lokuwom

Kariobangi Sharks XI: Gad Mathews, Erick Juma, Pascal Ogweno, Patilah Omotto, Shaphan Oyugi, Erick Kapaito, John Kuol, Duke Abuya, George Abege, Harrison Mwendwa

Subs: Brian Bwire, Vincent Wasambo, Ebrimmah Sanne, Michael Bodo, Chris Kimathi, Sydney Lokale, Moses Mwangi.

Gor Mahia trounce Kariobangi Sharks 3-0

Before the match
Image courtesy of Felix Ochii

Kogalo returned to local action with a bang, beating Kariobangi Sharks 3-0 at Kisumu stadium on Wednesday. The goals came from a own goal by Sharks defender Shiveka, a second goal by Kevin Omondi and a third by Lawrence Juma.

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A more relaxed Sharks went down in the 25th minute when Geoffrey Shiveka headed into his own as he tried to clear a lobed ball by Francis Kahata. Sharks, before the unfortunate own goal, had thwarted earlier attacks launched by Ephrem Guikan and Lawrence Juma. The Guikan and Juma chances came thick and fast in the 10th and 11th minutes.

Sharks had their open chance in the 19th minute when Eric Kapaito was through on goal but was brought down by Ondiek. The resultant free-kick was fruitless too as Shiveka directed the ball way above the bar.

Juma set up Guikan after a fine run from midfield but the Ivorian handled the ball inside Sharks area five minutes to the first break and there he wasted an open chance for Gor to double their lead. A sublime Kahata cross veered off the goal mouth begging for someone to tap in but no one for the home side was there to tap it home in the 44th minute. Michael Bodo got the first yellow card of the day after bringing down Juma who was engineering a counterattack by K’Ogalo inside the one added minute.

Henry Juma almost made his impact felt after replacing Harisson Mwendwa in the 65th minute. He tested Odhoji with along range shot that Gor Mahia’s custodian had to stretch and punch the ball back into play. Odhoji was called to action once more when he parried Bolton Omwenga’s shot over the bar for a corner. Inside the last twenty minutes, Sharks showed the intent of finding an equalizer but the league leaders stood firm.

Within a minute of introduction, Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi scored the second goal for Gor in the 76th minute. He collected a cool pass from Juma and just lobed it over the young Sharks goalkeeper; Brian Bwire. Juma, who was signed from Nzoia Sugar early this year, got himself on to the scoresheet on the 85th minute when he collected a cut-back cross from Innocent Wafula.

Gor Mahia Starting XI: Shaban Odhoji, Innocent Wafula, Harun Shakava, Charles Momanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi (Wellington Ochieng), Bernard Ondiek, Cercidy Okeyo (Kevin Omondi), Lawrence Juma, Francis Kahata, Ephrem Guikan (Joash Onyango), Boniface Omondi.

Unused subs: Peter Odhiambo, Wesley Onguso, Samwel Onyango, Raphael Asudi.

Kariobangi Sharks Starting XI: Brian Bwire, Pascal Ogweno, Geofrey Shiveka,(C) Bolton Omwenga, Michael Bodo Patilah Omoto Sven Yidah, Harrison Mwendwa ( Henry Juma.), Shaphan Oyugi ( Sydney Simale), Duke Abuya Eric Kapaito (Ebrima Sanneh)

Unused subs:  Gad Mathews, Francis Manoah, Wycliffe Otieno, Vincent Wasambo.

Tuyisenge hat-trick floors Kariobangi Sharks 3-1

Three goal hero: Jacque Tuyisenge

Gor Mahia’s Rwandese striker Jacque Tuyisenge, found the back of the net three times (in the 12th , 20th and 36th minutes) as Gor Mahia recovered from their weekend loss to Mathare to beat Kariobangi Sharks 3-1.

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Stung by losing their fourth game of the campaign last weekend to Mathare United FC, Gor wasted little time in shifting through the gears in a devastating first half that saw Tuyisenge notch his treble in the 11th, 20th and 36th minutes.

Masoud Juma scored the consolation for Sharks from the spot in the second half but the damage had already been done as the two sides reproduced the exact result from the first leg.

The record K’Ogalo signing thus became the first player to notch a hat-trick for the record 15-time SPL winners since LaLiga side Girona FC forward; Michael Olunga, went home with the match ball in their 4-1 demolition of Chemelil Sugar on June 27, 2015.

The league leaders now have 63 points, 18 ahead of second placed Sofapaka FC and still have a game in hand over Ulinzi Stars FC as they closed in on their 16th crown.

Nightmare season

 

In Kisumu, both sides came into this match on the back of underwhelming results in their last outings.

Gor coach, Dylan Kerr rung changes to his team, resting keeper Boniface Oluoch, the injured Karim Nizigiyimana and Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza.

In their place came in Peter Odhiambo, Innocent Wafula and Philemon Otieno.

His opposite number William Muluya, with one eye on the GOtv Shield final against Leopards on Friday, made wholesale changes.

Francis Manoah, Sanneh and Wycliffe Otieno who came in as skipper took their place in the starting XI that had Geoffrey Shiveka leading the list of absentees.

It did not take long before K’Ogalo proved their credentials as title holders in waiting with the trio of Kenneth Muguna, Francis Kahata and Otieno dictating the pace from the middle of the park.

Tuyisenge made their early dominance count with the opener when he mopped up a well constructed move.

Even before the decibel levels could go down in a city that has been rocked by the stench of death following a violent clampdown on political protests, the Rwandese forward notched his double when he gave John Oyemba, in the Sharks goal, no chance with an exquisite finish.

Tuyisenge was not done yet as he claimed the match ball inside 23 minutes for his first SPL hat-trick since he joined K’Ogalo in January 2016 to leave Sharks reeling five minutes to the break and staring at a good old hiding.

And it should have been four for the Rwandese seconds before the breather but on this occasion, his canon shot came off the bar with Oyemba soundly beaten.

With the sizeable Green Army supporters baying for more goals, Gor picked off from where they left after they switched sides, forcing Muluya to resort to damage control in a bid to prevent the rout.

Elly Asieche, Juma and midfielder Ovella Ochieng’ who rejoined the Sharks from what the club stated was an ‘exchange programme’ with Swedish top tier side, Djurgardens where Olunga made his name last season, came off the bench.

Their introduction had the desired effect, stemming the one way traffic and Sharks improvement was rewarded 15 minutes from full time when they earned a spot kick after Wafula was adjudged to have handled inside the box.

Juma made no mistake from 12 yards, sending Odhiambo the wrong way to pull one back and embellish the scoreline but Gor comfortably saw out the rest of the match to inch another step closer to glory.