Gor Mahia continued with their superb performance in the 2018 Kenya Premier League when they beat SoNy Sugar 1-0 at Moi stadium Kisumu on Friday
Additional reporting from futaa.com
Gor Mahia has defeated Sony Sugar 1-0 at Moi Stadium, Kisumu to go fifteen points clear at the top of the league table.
A good combination between Francis Kahata and Jacques Tuyisenge saw the later power Gor Mahia ahead in the 50th minute. Tuyisenge had missed a fabulous chance to score the first goal of the match in the 47th minute when he fumbled the ball from Walusimbi inside the box.
Enock Agwanda’s surge was stopped in the 35th minute when Shaban Odhoji left his line to intercept the former Gor forward. Sony felt that the keeper had handled the ball outside his box and demanded that Odhoji be penalized for that. He was only given a yellow card and that irked Sony’s bench. Patrick Odhiambo, Sony’s coach is allegedly said to have uttered unpleasant words to the fourth official. The center referee was notified and he reacted by sending Odhiambo to the stands. He reversed his judgment almost a minute later and the coach came down to the touchline once more.
Collins Netto was denied by the posts when he sent a fierce shot outside the box in the 46th minute. His ambitious long range was the first real chance inside the second stanza.
Sony looked rejuvenated inside the last five minutes of regular time and Odhoji denying Agwanda twice. Dylan Kerr responded to Sony’s pressure by introducing Humphrey Mieno in place of Philemon Oteino.
Tuyisenge’s goal has made him the club’s top scorer for now with ten goals, two more than Meddie Kagere who has left to join Simba of Tanzania.
Gor Mahia Starting XI: Shaban Odhoji, Innocent Wafula, Godfrey Walusimbi, Joash Onyango, Charles Momanyi, Ernest Wendo, Lawrence Juma (Boniface Omondi), Philemon Otieno (Humphrey Mieno), Jacques Tuyisenge, Francis Kahata, George Odhiambo.
Unused subs: Boniface Oluoch, Harun Shakava, Bernard Ondiek, Samuel Onyango, Kevin Omondi.
Sony Sugar FC Starting XI: Kevin Omondi, Bernard Omondi, Michael Apudo, Martin Pamba, Robert Mudenyu, Fredrick Onyango, Maxwell Onyango (Stephen Onyango), Tobias Otieno, Enock Agwanda, Meshack Karani (David Mwang), Collins Neto (Clinton Omondi, ).