Gor Mahia edge Muhoroni Youth 2-1

Gor Mahia are now gaining a measure of consistency. As the league resumed after a 2 week layoff, Kogalo consolidated their lead atop the KPL standings with a 2-1 win over Muhoroni Youth. Both goals were scored in the first half by Timothy Otieno.

Additional reporting from the Nation

Gor forward Timothy Otieno scored a brace in a span of six minutes to help K’Ogalo to a routine victory, a result that maintains new coach Dylan Kerr’s 100 per cent start with the team in his third outing.

Otieno’s first came on 22 minutes, when he directed a Jacques Tuyisenge cross from the right-hand side past a stranded Muhoroni keeper Gradus Ochieng with his first touch.

The second arrived six minutes later as Otieno again found himself one-on-one with Ochieng’ after a free-flowing move that had involved Tuyisenge yet again. But this time round, the Harambee Stars trialist directed his effort into the far right-hand corner of the goal.

“I enjoyed every moment of the game because everything I tried came off well,” an excited Otieno told Nation Sport after the match. “I thank the new coach for giving me this chance to lead the attack today.”

Gor Mahia dispatch Muhoroni 2-0

Kagere in action against Muhoroni Youth on Saturday

Kogallo consolidated their lead atop the KPL standings with a convincing 2-0 win over Muhoroni Youth at Kisumu stadium on Saturday. The first goal came via Jacque Tuyisenge in the 41st minute. George Odhiambo who is quickly regaining his goal-scoring form, netted the second goal in the 80th minute. Gor Mahia now have 37 points.

Additional reporting from the Standard
NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 5- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr picked up his third Kenyan Premier League win in a row since taking charge of the team, guiding the 15-time champions to a 2-0 win over Muhoroni Youth at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Saturday.

Jacques Tuyisenge scored his second goal in as many matches for Gor in the first half with George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo adding the second as Gor opened up a four point gap over second placed Posta Rangers who play Nzoia Sugar on Sunday.

This is a record 10th consecutive victory for K’Ogalo but Kerr remains disappointed that his strikers have failed to bury most of the chances they have created.

“It is frustrating because we are still wasteful in the final third. We lack the technique and also there is a lack of understanding with players on the runs especially in the box,” Kerr noted.

“Of course I am delighted that we have won a third consecutive game and kept clean sheets in all. Again our keeper Peter (Odhiambo) was not tested in the match and his concentration levels have been very good.”

Kerr made two changes to the squad that beat Nakumatt 1-0 in midweek with Anthony Mbugua coming into midfield in place of Philemon Otieno while Timothy Otieno started on the right side of attack ahead of Boniface Omondi who dropped to the bench.

However, Mbugua’s first start of the season only lasted 26 minutes as he was forced out with a hamstring strain with Kenneth Muguna taking his spot.

Gor had started well with Meddie Kagere missing a sitter inside the first minute, failing to hit the ball on target from a Timothy Otieno cross. Four minutes later, Kagere had the ball inside the net from a Karim Nizigiyimana cross, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Tuyisenge opened the scoring in the 40th minute when he sneaked in at the near post to head home a Godfrey Walusimbi corner, Gor getting a reward for all their efforts.

In the second half, Gor upped the pressure with Otieno being hauled off for Boniface Omondi. Gor added pressure in attack with Omondi having efforts go wide from range.

Blackberry finally capped off the evening 12 minutes from time, coming on to the end of a wonderful team movement to slot past Salim Sowedi and seal the victory.

K’Ogalo’s next assignment will be away to soldiers Ulinzi Stars.

Gor Mahia 4 Muhoroni Youth 1

Gor Mahia traveled to Muhoroni for a friendly against Muhoroni Youth on Sunday. Per Judith Nyangi, the team traveled by road. Gor Mahia then put on their most convincing performance of 2017 yet when they dismissed a Muhoroni side that is currently battling relegation by boardroom by a score of 4-1.

It was the hosts who took the lead in the early stages of the match. Gor Mahia’s equalizer came via Rwandese import Jacque Tuyisenge who netted from the spot. The teams went to breather at 1-1.  Tuyinsenge was on target again, scoring a Timothy Otieno cross. Then new signing Kenneth Muguna added the third goal. Meddie Kagere added the fourth goal and once again the assist came from Timothy Otieno.

It was Gor Mahia’s first convincing win of 2017 and will go some way towards assuaging fans concerns.

Starting Line-Up
Gor Mahia: Boniface Oluoch, Wellington Ochieng’, Joash Onyango, Musa Mohammed, Karim Nizigiyimana, Godfrey Walusimbi, Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza, Kenneth Muguna, Ernest Wendo, Jacques Tuyisenge, George Odhiambo.

Subs: Peter Odhiambo, Meddie Kagere, Olivier Maloba, Philemon Otieno, Francis Kahata and Timothy Otieno.

Gor Mahia floor Muhoroni 2-0

Gor Mahia continued to keep the heat on Tusker when they beat Muhoroni Youth 2-0 at Moi stadium Kisumu on Saturday. The goals were scored by the Rwandese duo of Meddie Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge..

Gor Mahia came into the match looking determined and dominating proceedings from the beginning. The first goal came in the 9th minute: Francis Kahata sent a cross. Meddie Kagere met it with a header right to Jacque Tuyisenge who scored.

Muhoroni now coached by former Gor Mahia ace Tom Juma, now started to get into the game. Benjamin Mosha was presented with a glorious opportunity when a cross found him unmarked in the six yard box. But he fluffed the chance.

Kagere would then double the lead in the 30th minute after picking a pass from Jacque Tuyisenge.

The second half was no different. Gor Mahia dictated the terms and showed by attacking intent. Francis Kahata, Tuyisenge and Kagere left the Muhoroni defence working overtime. In the 80th minute, Kagere played a neat one two with Kahata before sending a pass to Tuyisenge who was only a second late thus allowing Muhoroni to clear their lines.

With Gor Mahia now one point behind Tusker, they will be hoping that Tusker drop a point against AFC tomorrow. If they do then the last match of the season against Tusker will decide who wins the league.


Gor Mahia:
Bonface Oluoch, Karim Nizigiyamana, Musa Mohammed, Harun Shakava, Eric Ouma, Collins Okoth, Francis Kahata(Amos Nondi), George Odhiambo(Jacob Keli), Godfrey Walusimbi, Meddie Kagere, Jacques Tuyisenge

Unused Subs: Jerrim Onyango, Luke Ochieng, Abouba Sibomana, Anthony Mbugua, Enock Agwanda

Muhoroni :
Faruk Shikhalo, Yusuf Mohammed, Mike Simiyu, Paul Muchika, Kelvin Omondi, Paul Mboya, Benjamin Mosha(Victor Omune), James Ogada, Lwamba Bebeto, Francis Ochola(Calvin Omanga), Samuel Ndungu

Unused Subs: : Timothy Igweta, Wycliffe Nyangechi, Daniel Otieno, Kennedy Rono, Abdalla Hamisi

Gor Mahia take on Muhoroni Youth

Gor Mahia will meet Muhoroni Youth on Saturday at Moi stadium Kisumu. It is the 29th match of the season. Anything besides a win will automatically hand Tusker the 2016 KPL title. A win will keep the heat on Tusker.

Gor Mahia has had a good record against Muhoroni Youth especially at Kisumu. Most notably in 2014 when Kogalo beat Muhoroni 3-0 with goals from Shaban Kenga, Geoffrey Kizito and Eric Ochieng. In 2015 Gor Mahia won with a similar score. In the first leg of the 2016 league, Gor Mahia won 2-0. However Muhoroni turned the tables last month when they beat Gor Mahia in the KPL top 8 final.

Missing from the line-up will be Collins Okoth who is sick.

“Okoth has not trained because he has been down with Malaria. But I cannot rule him out, we will assess him before the game to see if he can feature. Wendo has started light training and we will wait and see if he will feature” said team manager Jolawi Obondo to futaa.com

Also doubtful due to injury are George Odhiambo and Ernest Wendo.

The match will kickoff on Saturday at 2pm

Gor Mahia lose to Muhoroni Youth in Top 8 final

Gor Mahia were stunned by Muhoroni, losing 0-1 and dashing any hopes of lifting silverware in 2016
Additional Reporting from Citizen Sports
Muhoroni Youth completed a stunning smash and grab 1-0 victory over titleholders Gor Mahia in the KPL Top 8 final marred by crowd trouble which saw the game halted for almost a quarter of an hour at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.

Chaos descended when irate K’Ogalo fans set their ire on assistant referee Gilbert Cheruiyot accusing him of not being fair to the two-time winners of the knock-out tournament.

Missiles descended on the pitch as tear gas was lobbied to contain the in another shameful outbreak of hooliganism in domestic football that saw both sets of players dash for their changing rooms immediately after the final whistle with no presentation of the trophy and the Ksh1m prize to the winners possible.

South African pay television channel that was broadcasting the game live across Africa went off air moments later as trouble continued in the stands with defeat too painful to stomach for Gor supporter who saw the Top 8 as the only realistic stab at taking home a trophy this season with their hopes of defending their league crown fast receding.

Amid the rubble of anarchy, Muhoroni celebrated their first ever silverware when Kennedy Rono capitalised on a terrible mistake by the Gor defenders to pinch the ball and coolly round off captain Jerim Onyango for the winner.

His opposite number, Farouk Shikalo Miya put on a match-of-the-match performance to thwart the profligate K’Ogalo who spurned chance after chance to win the game by the margin of daylight before the sucker-punch against the run of play floored them.

Gor Mahia take on Muhoroni Youth in Kisumu

Gor Mahia are back to premier league action on Saturday when they take on Muhoroni Youth. Kogalo are currently in sixth place with 17 points. It is an opportunity to continue there climb up the log. In their last match against Ushuru, Gor Mahia were less than convincing. Brazilian tactician Jose Marcelo Ferreira though seems content with the performance so far.

“There is only one important result in a game of football, and that is to win the game. The boys have done a good job so far and we need to remain on the right track by winning this game,” he said to the Nation.

Though Gor Mahia’s record against Muhoroni Youth has always been good, they will have to watch out for Wycliffe Ochomo, a former Gor Mahia striker who is in rare form. He has scored six goals to put him atop the KPL scorers chart. And he is keen to continue his scoring record on Saturday.

“I have been contracted by Muhoroni Youth to score and that is exactly what I’m striving do. I think being the title holders Gor are the ones who will be under pressure to conjure up a decent result while we will be a composed side,” said Ochomo to supersport.

The match will be played at Moi stadium Kisumu, Gor Mahia’s spiritual home where the match is sure to be well attended unlike what has been going on in Nairobi recently.

Gor Mahia end season unbeaten and with new records

Gor Mahia ended a historic season by beating Muhoroni Youth 2-0 to end the 2015 season with an unbeaten record. In the process, Gor Mahia also set anew KPL record for points with a total of 78 points. The goals were scored by Ali Abondo and Michael Olunga.

It was a fitting end to a stellar season in which GorMahia convincingly dispatched all opponents. Even long after they were assured of the title, Gor Mahia never took their foot off the accelerator pedal. In the last few matches, Gor Mahia has beaten 3 teams that are in the top six : Tusker, Sofapaka and now Muhoroni. They also drew against Ulinzi at Afraha in a match that was marred by a poor playing surface and an Ulinzi side that was determined to spoil the game with rough play.

Also worth noting is that the previous points record of 75 points set by SoNy Sugar in 2006, was set at a time when the league had 18 teams and thus teams played a total of 34 matches. Gor Mahia were able to surpass that total while playing four games less.


Muhoroni was never going to be an easy opponent. In the second leg of the 2015 they rose from the relegation zone to their current 5th position. At one point they went eleven matches without losing. They came into this match intent on ruining Gor Mahia’s party. They started well and had the first opportunity of the match with a free-kick which Wycliff Nyangechi wasted.

But Gor Mahia gradually took control of the game. Khalid Aucho had Gor Mahia’s first opportunity in the 15th minute but his effort was easily dealt with by the Muhoroni Youth keeper. Harun Shakava who of late has found the net with often almost put Gor Mahia ahead at the half hour mark but his effort went inches over the bar.

Gor Mahia started the second half with the same intensity they had finished the first half. A Karim Nizigiyimana cross intended for Olunga almost resulted in a goal but for alert goalkeeping by Daniel Kiptoo.

Gor Mahia’s pressure finally paid off in the 61st  minute: Ali Abondo who has been resurgent of late scored from a well taken direct free-kick, sending the crowd into raptures. Gor Mahia continued to pressure. Khalid Aucho sent a fierce drive which Daniel Kiptoo had to stretch full length to parry. Olunga who was heavily marked throughout the game was next with an effort in the 76th minute. But his header went wide.

In the 85th minute he was finally able to escape his markers attention to score the second goal. It was a fitting end to the match. He ended as second leading scorer in the 2015 league to fulfill the promise he made at the beginning of the season: “Since I scored 12 goals with Thika United, I believe I can score many more goals with Gor Mahia” said Olunga in January




More to come…………..

Unstoppable Gor Mahia trounce Muhoroni Youth

Gor Mahia continued their irrepressible march towards a quadruple title season when they dispatched Muhoroni Youth in clinical fashion.  Gor Mahia came into this match expecting strong resistance from a Muhoroni Youth side that had not lost in their last 12 games. Some pundits even called this match “the clash of the unbeatens”.

In the first 10 minutes it really did look like the Kisumu county lads were going to give as good as they received. Wycliffe Ochomo, a former Gor Mahia player who prides himself in scoring against his old teams was marked out of the game. His attempt at a free-kick fell way short.

But after the first 10 minutes, Gor Mahia gained the upper hand. Innocent Wafula had two attempts blocked by Shikhalo . Meddie Kagere, Michael Olunga and Ali Abondo all had well taken attempts at goal. Muhoroni Youth will thank their goalkeeper Farouk Shikhalo as he made several excellent saves in the first half.

In the second half, Gor Mahia put further pressure on the accelerator pedal as they pushed for a goal. Innocent Wafula almost put Gor Mahia ahead in the 55th minute. But his attempt went inches wide. Meddie Kagere finally broke the deadlock when he beat two Muhoroni defenders before placing the ball beyond Shikhalo in the Muhoroni goal.

Tenn minutes later, Michael Olunga put Gor Mahia further ahead when he picked up the ball on the left flank after being put through by Ernest Wendo then calmly beat Farouk Shikhalo.  In the 78th minute, Muhoroni Youth were awarded a penalty after Eric Ochieng was adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty box. But veteran Franklin Osama’s attempt was saved by Boniface Oluoch.

In the 89th minute, substitute George Odhiambo “Blackberry” sealed the score with a goal the reminded many of his glory years in 2010. He dribbled past several Muhoroni Youth players before finishing with powerful shot.

The win against what was anticipated to be strong opposition shows that the Gor Mahia core of players are still hungry even after having won the league. It also shows that KPL teams simply have no answer for what is a very clinical Gor Mahia side.


Gor Mahia : 23. Bonface Oluoch -GK, 5. Musa Mohamed (cpt), 14. Karim Nizigiyimana, 20. Ernest Wendo, 29. Innocent Wafula, 17. Eric Ochieng, 18. Harun Shakava, 22. Meddie Kagere, 30. Ali Abondo, 19. Michael Olunga, 10. Khalid Aucho.

Subs : 1. Jerim Onyango -GK, 15. Bernard Odhiambo, 24. Enock Agwanda, 9. Timothy Otieno, 25. George Odhiambo

Muhoroni Youth : 39. Farouk Shikhalo, 7. Yusuf Mohammed, 23. Wycliffe Nyangechi, 24. Franklyne Osama, 14.Paul Michuka, 2. Paul Mboya, 10. Abbas Akinyemi (Cpt), 26. George Mandela, 29. Francis Ochola, 30. Mike Khaduli, 12. Wycliffe Ochomo.

Subs: 1. Daniel Kiptoo, 15. Peter Okore, 4. Wellington Ochieng, 8. Kennedy Rono, 28. Abdalla Hamisi, 16. Oscar Oketch, 32. Edmond Murai

Gor Mahia start campaign for 4th title

Timothy Otieno did not see much action this season

Having won the 2015 Supercup and 2015 Kenya Premier League title and having made it through to the next round of the GoTV shield, Gor Mahia will start their campaign for a fourth title in 2015 when they take on Muhoroni Youth this weekend.

So far in 2015, Gor Mahia have not lost to any local team during regular play. They will be looking to continue with their unbeaten streak. But Muhoroni have been in fine form during the second leg of the 2015 season. They have not lost in their last 12 matches, a feat that has seen them rise from the relegation zone to their current fourth position in the KPL standings. Team manager

“That game will be a derby on its own. It will be a match to decide whose unbeaten record is halted. We will really work hard to come out as winners, said their team manager Mike Odongo to futaa.com

For Gor Mahia aside from maintaining their unbeaten run, it is a chance for certain players who have been absent for long stretches to prove their worth. Jerim Onyango or Wycliff Juma should see action between the sticks.

George Odhiambo “Blackberry” was resurgent in 2014 but has spent a lot of time on the bench until recently when he has started to work his way back into the starting line-up.

“I am happy to be able to play wherever I can and to contribute to the team winning. That is the most important thing for me and not personal glory,” he said to supersport.com.

And Blackberry is well aware of the threat posed by Muhoroni Youth.

“The game will be tough and we know we cannot underestimate them at all,” he said.

“They will know that we are favourites and they will have nothing to lose so they will be very dangerous. The season so far has been very good and we know that we have to continue in the same vein and we will be in a good place come the end of the season.” he continued.


Gor Mahia in the KPL Top 8

Gor Mahia has played in every single KPL top 8 tournament since the tournament’s inauguration in 2011.


In 2011, Gor Mahia opened by beating Mathare United 2-0 then lost to Ulinzi  in the semis drawing the first leg 0-0 before losing the second leg 0-1.


Gor Mahia last won this trophy in 2012 when they beat Ulinzi Stars 2-0 in extra time with goals from Rama Salim and Itubu Imbem. In the first round they had received a walkover against AFC Leopards who opted out of the KPL Top 8 in order to focus on their league campaign. In the next round, Gor Mahia beat Tusker 1-0 in the first leg and 3-0 in the second leg. Goals came from Rama Salim, Edwin Lavatsa and a memorable goal from Moses Odhiambo “Dube” who lobbed the out of position Tusker goalkeeper.


In the 2013 opening round, Gor Mahia beat Ulinzi 4-2 on penalties after the game had ended scoreless. In the semis they lost 0-1 to Tusker in the first leg and drew the second leg 0-0.


In 2014 Gor Mahia opened with a 2-1 win over Thika United thanks to goals from George Odhiambo and Dan Sserunkuma. In the semis, they played Tusker. They lost the first leg 0-1 in Meru, before drawing the second leg 1-1 thanks to a goal from Rama Salim.