Tag: Gor Mahia vs Wazito



14 Jun 18

Gor Mahia continued their amazing run in 2018 with a 4-0 demolition of bottom side Wazito at Kisumu on Wednesday.

Additional reporting from the Nation

Champions Gor Mahia consolidated their lead at the helm of the SportPesa Premier League with a 4-0 demolition of newcomers Wazito FC in a mid-week SportPesa Premier League match at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Wednesday.

Gor, who comfortably defended their SportPesa Super Cup over the weekend to book a date with Everton at Goodison Park next month, have now accumulated 37 points from 15 matches, while Wazito remain bottom on 17 points after 19 matches.

Boniface Omondi grabbed a brace while on-form striker Meddie Kagere and Francis Kahata scored a goal each in a clash that the 16-time Kenyan champions dominated.

“It is a big win for us as a team and our fans. Again we played very well and we are happy with the win. We are focusing on our next match and we want to win always and make our fans happy,” said Gor’s coach Dylan Kerr.

Kagere picked from where he left in the just ended Super Cup where he won the golden boot, as he fired K’Ogalo ahead after just two minutes into play with a header after being put through by Innocent Wafula from the right.

Immediately after the goal, Wazito made an attempt to restore parity through Samson Ndegwa, but he failed to hit the target with his shot going wide, before Ricky Onimbo was forced to clear to safety with Jacques Tuyisenge lurking.

Wazito goalkeeper Philip Odhiambo responded fast to deny Kagere his second goal and he immediately released David Oswe on the right flank, who then put through Joakim Omollo, but his cross inside Gor Mahia’s box was also cleared for a corner by Joash Odhiambo.

The resulting corner-kick bore nothing for the home side as Odhiambo headed clear.

Kahata then thrilled the fans with a beautiful move at the centre area before he released Godfrey Walusimbi on the left flank, but the Ugandan’s attempt from the tight angle went wide.

Goalkeeper Odhiambo’s mistake to get out of his area almost gifted Gor a second goal as Wafula easily beat him to deliver a dangerous pass to Boniface Omondi, but his effort could only manage the side netting.

Omondi netted Gor’s second goal in the 28th minute with a powerful strike from outside the edge of the box after he beat Isaac Otieno.

Both sides made first half changes with Wazito bringing on Erick Ochieng for Anthony Njeru, while Benard Ondiek replaced Humphrey Mieno for Gor Mahia.

Kagere’s second goal in the 35th minute was ruled out after he fouled goalkeeper Odhiambo who had gone high to gather the ball.

Wazito failed to capitalise on another corner kick which came a few minutes into the second half and Gor launched a counter attack, but Odhiambo was disposed of possession by Onimbo just when he was preparing to shoot.

Kahata placed Kerr’s charges three goals up in the 53rd minute with the simplest of finishes via Wafula’s cross from the right wing.

Another chance for Wazito to reduce the deficit came in the 64th minute when Gor captain Harun Shakava fouled substitute Ochieng at the edge of the box, but Boniface Oluoch easily saved Omollo’s shot.

Gor were then denied by the crossbar before they wasted two successive chances that came their way.

Ivorian Ephrem Guikan, who had replaced Tuyisenge, was not lucky as his finish sailed just wide.

Gor continued piling pressure on their opponents and Guikan managed to cut through Wazito’s defence in extra time to supply Odhiambo, who made no mistake with a low shot that found the back of the net.


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13 Jun 18

Gor Mahia will resume their 2018 Kenya Premier League campaign on Wednesday when they take on Wazito FC. Wazito are the hosts and they have opted to hold the match at Kisumu to maximize gate takings.

Gor Mahia are red hot after having won the 2018 Sportpesa Supercup without conceding a goal. The sportpesa Supercup always brings the best out of Gor Mahia. However the team does have a tendency to let their guard down when they are playing local opposition.

On paper, bottom placed Wazito should not bother Kogalo. The last time these two sides met was on April 11. Gor Mahia won 1-0 with a goal from Jacque Tuyisenge. Aside from being the bottom side, Wazito are in bad shape having lost their two games 0-3 to Nzoia United and 0-3 to Nakumatt. And they will have to play without their key player Pistone Mutamba who is said to be leaving the club.

“I think we have had a very good run as a team and the momentum has been great. We are unbeaten so far and it will be a good thing to maintain the same run but I know it will not be easy against Wazito. Though they have not had a good run of late, for them playing against Gor Mahia is like a Cup final,” Kerr said to michezoafrika.com

However Kerr may opt to  to rest key players since players like Shakava, Kahata and Kagere have played numerous consecutive games.

“I need to assess the players and get to know from them who is in the right frame physically and mentally to play. I have an idea of the squad that will play but we need to make sure we pit in a good squad with fresh legs,” the coach continued.

 


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11 Apr 18

Gor Mahia kept their 2018 KPL title chase on course when they beat newcomers Wazito 1-0 at Machakos on Wednesday.
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Jacques Tuyisenge came off the bench to score the winner as champions Gor Mahia laboured to beat Wazito 1-0 in a midweek Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match staged at a slippery Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Just nine minutes after coming on for Lawrence Juma, the Rwandan striker sent the handful of fans who bothered to turn up for the match into a frenzy with a 73rd minute header from a Cersidy Okeyo free kick.

The win sees Gor move to 22 points, one shy of leaders Mathare United albeit with two games in hand. Wazito remain 12th on 11 points after nine games.

Gor tactician Dylan Kerr retained only Humphrey Mieno and Meddie Kagere in his starting lineup from the team that beat SuperSport United 1-0 in the Caf Confederation Cup play-off, first leg match on Sunday.

“Congratulations to Gor Mahia, hard luck to my boys, we go back to prepare for the next game,” Wazito coach Frank Ouna said after the match.

“The plan was to lock out Gor’s attacks but you need maximum concentration, any slip up costs you and it did today but we shall rectify the weaknesses.”

Despite claiming his seventh win in eight games, Kerr wasn’t pleased with the display.

“It’s still a crime we can’t utilise our chances. We had the possession, fought hard but missed golden opportunities. The field was slippery because of the rain, yes, but little basics would have seen us put the ball behind the net several times,” he said.

Mieno surprisingly played as a makeshift centre-back while Kagere was handed the captain’s armband in the absence of Harun Shakava.

K’Ogalo created a host scoring opportunities in the first half but the striking partnership of Kagere and Ephrem Guikan let them down.

Wazito’s Patience Lukige had his volley picked by Gor custodian Shaban Odhoji in the 10th minute and six minutes later, Lawrence Juma’s free kick was easily collected by Phillip Odhiambo after Harun Nyakha had fouled Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi 20 yards out.

Guikan set up Kagere with a beautiful backheel on 26 minutes but the Rwandan striker’s attempt narrowly missed the target.

A minute to the half hour mark, Samuel Onyango outpaced his markers, delivered a pinpoint cross that Bernard Ondiek headed over the bar.

HIT THE BAR

Kagere was denied by the woodwork at the stroke of halftime as the champions pushed for the opener.

Wazito defenders led by Odhiambo Ricky did well to stop Onyango’s attempt to connect a dangerous Lawrence Juma cross a minute to the hour mark as Gor continued with the onslaught.

Wazito coach frank Ouna introduced Ibrahim Mao for Joakim Omollo in the 62nd minute but Kerr reacted two minutes later by throwing into the fray Tuyisenge for Juma as Kevin Omondi paved way for Boniface Omondi.

George Owiti replaced the jaded Joe Waithira with 15 minutes to time as Raphael Asudi had his debut though for five minutes, coming on for Samuel Onyango.

Boniface Omondi’s long range effort ricocheted off the bar on 88 minutes with the goalkeeper well beaten.

Wazito visit Chemelil Sugar on Sunday while Gor await their Caf Confederation Cup return leg match against SuperSport United in Pretoria next week.


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11 Apr 18

Gor Mahia will take on Wazito FC a they return to the domestic league. The match will be played at Machakos on Wednesday. In addition to the league, Kogalo will use the match to build up for their return leg against SuperPort United.

Coach Dylan Kerr knows that his side holds a slim lead against the South African side. But defending such a slim lead is not in the cards for Kogalo

“This (win) is not enough. We came up against a very different side but we have to go there with a positive attitude, the way we did in Esperance,” Kerr said in a post-match interview.

Kogalo will however have to play without defensive midfielder Ernest Wendo who has been suspended due to multiple yellow cards.

“He is a big loss to the team but we still have great players who have what it takes to fill in his shoes. We have a match against Wazito FC (on Wednesday) which we will use to see who is best placed to replace Wendo,” Kerr Citizen Sports.

Supersport coach Kaitano Tembo, who celebrated the narrow loss on Sunday, is confident that his side will overturn the 1-0 deficit.

“I mean take nothing away from them. A team that goes to Tunisia and loses 1-0 to Esperance is a formidable team and we can’t take them for granted. They worked hard and deserved the victory,” Tembo said after the match.

“They have a decent team and we have seen what they are all about today. They will be difficult to break down in the return leg but we are quite formidable at home and we will be able to get better results playing on a good pitch,” he told michezoafrika.

Tembo nevertheless thinks that Kogalo are a decent team.

Wazito

Against Wazito Kogalo will be facing off against one of their former coaches Frank Ouna. His familiarity with Kogalo has given him confidence.

“This is a fight between David and Goliath, but I have a group of players who are very dedicated and that gives me confidence that we can deal with them (Gor),” Ouna said.

Wazito are currently in 12th place having won three games.

 


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19 Feb 17

Gor Mahia recorded their first win of the 2017 pre-season when they beat Wazito FC 2-1. The match was played at Camp Toyoyo Where the first team failed, Ze Maria fielded a second string side. They did not disappoint him. The score at halftime was 1-1 with a Gor Mahia’s goal coming from Oliver Maloba. When it appeared Kogalo were set for another disappointing result, Anthony Mbugua scored the winner.

In another match at the same venue, the Gor Mahia first unit beat FIN FA by a score of 5-0

 


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