Gor Mahia were made to battle but managed a 2-1 win over KCB. The goals came from Afiriyie and Juma. The Ghanaian would later leave the field with an injury
Additional reporting from the Standard
Gor Mahia returned to winning ways after stopping KCB Bank 2-1 at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos County yesterday.
Francis Afriyie and Lawrence Juma scored for the league champions who lost in their last outing 4-1 to USM Algiers in CAF Champions League action last weekend. Enock Agwanda scored for the bankers.
Earlier at the same venue, Ugandan Villa Oromchan scored for Western Stima as the power men registered their first win of the season after a 1-0 victory against Posta Rangers.
The bankers will have themselves to blame as they conceded due to poor defending in both instances. First Wellingtone Ochieng’s surprise cross caught the KCB backline napping only for Afriyie to tap home in the 11th minute.
Then a long ball inside their half was poorly cleared and Juma tapped home the second for Gor in the 32nd minute.
Agwanda pulled one back for the bankers in the 37th minute from a penalty awarded after Wellingtone Ochieng had hacked down Stephen Waruru.
Gor Mahia were forced to make an early substitution when Afriyie was benched for Samuel Onyango after the Ghanaian suffered a groin injury.
Onyango thought he had scored a third goal for Gor Mahia on resumption, but the referee ruled it out as he was adjudged to have handled the ball before scoring.
The bankers rested Dennis Odhiambo for Michael Mutinda as they enjoyed possession in the second half.