Tag: Gor Mahia vs Western Stima



1 Nov 17

 

Unlike in 2014 when Kogalo won the league and took their foot off the accelerator and ended up losing to KCB, this time Gor Mahia have continued pedal to the medal. On Wednesday they beat Western Stima 2-1. The goals came from Francis Kahata and Wellington Ochieng . The loss puts Western Stima further in peril of relegation. hey are in 1th position only two points ahead of Thika United.

It was Stima who took the lead in the 17th minute from a Victor Omumbo penalty after Musa Mohamed was judged to have pushed a Stima player. In the 28th minute, Evans Kiwanuka should have doubled the lead. But with only Odhoji to beat, he skyed the ball over the bar.

Kogalo equalized when Francis Kahata sent a high ball into the area. The Wester Stima keeper misjudged the ball expecting a cross , only to see the ball sail into the net.

Kagere showed his poaching skills in the 35th minute when he intercepted a backpass but his effort hit the side netting.

Three minutes later, Wellington Ochieng put Kogalo ahead when he deflected a well taken free-kick from Walusimbi into the net. Then in the 44th minute, Ochieng was at it again, this time his shot almost resulted in an own goal as Vitalis Akumu struggled to make a goalmouth clearance.

The second half had far less action than the first. Jacque Tuyisenge who is chaing the golden boot had his best chance in the 58th minute when he met w Walusimbi cross but his effort went over the bar.

In the 80th minute, Bernard Ondiek tested Odhoji forcing a good save from the latter.

For Gor Mahia, this match presented opportunities for players like Shaban Odhoji who has seen little or no action all season and central defender Joash Onyango.  It was also an opportunity for players who are chasing individual awards to further make their case. The game also serves the purpose of keeping the players sharp and motivated.

Next up is Zoo Kericho on Sunday. The match is to be played in Kericho. Given the tension n the country, KPL should consider scheduling the match at a different venue.

Gor Mahia XI: Shaban Odhoji, Wellington Ochieng, Godfrey Walusimbi, Musa Mohamed, Joash Onyango, Ernest Wendo, George Odhiambo, Kenneth Muguna, Francis Kahata, Jacques Tuyisenge and Medie Kagere.

Western Stima starting  XI: Stephen Otieno, Junior Mukisa, Geoffrey Ochieng, Maurice Ojwang, Vincent Omumbo, Evans Kiwanuka, Bernard Ondiek, Vitalis Akumu,(Kevin Okoth) Brian Marita,(Fredrick Nyarombo) Ezekiel Otuoma(Mbumba Hamadi), Herbert Kopany.


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2 Apr 17

Gor Mahia lost their first match of the 2017 KPL season. After having taken a 16th minute lead, Gor Mahia conceded two second half goals.

Additional reporting from Capital Sports

Jacques Tuyisenge had given K’Ogalo an early lead at the quarter hour mark from the spot to see his side go to the breather ahead.

Western Stima returned a better side in the second half with Fredrick Shimonyo restoring parity for the host in the 67th minute before Kennedy Otieno sealed the win with nine minutes to stoppage time.

The win saw Gor remain third on six points same as their rivals AFC Leopards who are second on a better goal difference and a match at hand.

Western Stima on the other hand picked their first win of the season to sit 13th of three points but have a match at hand.

Gor controlled the opening half with Burundian defender Karim Niizigiyimana coming close in the 33rd minute through a wonderful strike but the Western Stima coach was alert to parry the shot for a fruitless corner.

After the break, attacking midfielder Francis Kahata had a chance to double the scores for the 15-time record Kenyan Premier League champions, but saw his attempt calmly collected by the keeper.

K’Ogalo head coach Jose ‘Ze Maria’ withdrew Timothy Otieno for Meddie Kagere but the change could not take immediate effect as Western Stima drew level on the other end.

George ‘Black Berry’ Odhiambo was brought in for Ernest Wendo as Ze Maria strengthened his forward, seeking to reclaim the lead.

However, its Western Stima who went ahead in the 81st minute through Kennedy Otieno, a lead that they held for the victory.


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29 Mar 17

Gor Mahia will carry their two match unbeaten record that has left them at the top of the standings to Kisumu this weekend. There they will take on Western Stima on Sunday. The Powermen are smarting after they lost their opening league match 3-1 to Sofapaka. But coach Ray Omino has vowed to correct all the mistakes prior to their match against Gor Mahia.

“Of course we were disappointed by the outcome of the match on Sunday. But we made many mistakes and conceded many free kicks and Sofapaka capitalised on that. We have been working on the errors that we made and hopefully on Sunday, we will see a very different side,” Omino said to the Star.

Omino attributed the loss last weekend to lack of match fitness but he vowed that this time things will be different.

“It was obvious that our opponents (Sofapaka) were match fit compared to us. Their reaction was quicker while we struggled on the second balls. The late start to the season has in some way disoriented us but we are confident that as the season goes by, we will improve,” he continued to the Star

One Gor Mahia player who will be working to gain match fitness is skipper Musa Mohamed who was injured in the Harambee stars match with Uganda. But the defender is eager to work his way back to fitness and possibly be in the starting line up.

“I have not been able to train, but the pain has subsided considerably. I want to see how it will fare tomorrow because I want to train lightly with the rest of the squad. Hopefully, I will recover in time for the match in Kisumu,” Mohammed said to Supersport

Musa has been a reliable soldier for Gor Mahia and Harambee stars for several years now, appearing in almost every club game. For this reason, coach Ze Maria may choose to give him additional rest as a precaution.

“I think the spirit of the players this season is very high and we have a lot of options in terms of players. This is what will distinguish us from the rest of the teams and I believe we will be consistent,” Mohammed said.

Fans will be hoping that the high spirits that Mohamed speaks of have not been dented due to late payment of salaries.


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19 Oct 16

Gor Mahia were held 2-2 by Western Stima in a midweek clash
Additional reporting from futaa.com
Substitute Bernard Ondiek denied Gor Mahia a chance to close the gap to four points with his late equalizer that ensured a 2-2 draw as Gor Mahia and Western Stima faced off in their midweek Kenyan Premier League match played at Nyayo National Stadium.

Godfrey Walusimbi had scored at the 75th minute heading in from an Innocent Wafula’s cross leaving Gor Mahia poised to win the match until Ondiek’s header came in the dying minutes of the game.

First goal

Western Stima came into this top of the table clash seeking the first win and first goal from Gor Mahia ever since May 2013 and it was Kenneth Muguna who launched the attack setting up former Gor forward Hubert Kopany who floated in a cross to waiting Kennedy Agogo Otieno. Otieno never disappointed as he sent the ball into the net just before halftime.

It was Gor Mahia who had a strong start and Godfrey Walusimbi was the first player to get a clear cut chance but shot over the post. He later set up Francis Kahata who also missed to find the target from the edge of the box.

First Stima chance

Western Stima later started responding as the 20th minute mark approached but Brian Marita was unable to dribble past Boniface Olouch. Otieno tried his luck but Olouch stood tall once again in goal to deny him. Towards the end of the first half both teams came up strongly but it was Stima’s efforts that paid off first.

Five minutes from halftime, Gor Mahia won a penalty after Jacques Tuyisenge was brought down in the 18 yard box. Enock Agwanda took it and sent Gabriel Andika the wrong way to equalize for Gor Mahia.

Standings

Gor Mahia remain second with 45 points, six behind leaders Tusker FC. Western Stima on the other hand are fourth with 41 points from 26 matches.

Gor Mahia Starting XI:
Boniface Oluoch (GK), Wellington Ochieng’, Haron Shakava, Musa Mohammed (Innocent Wafula), Erick Ouma, Anthony Mbugua (Collins Okoth), Francis Kahata, Godfrey Walusimbi, George Odhiambo, Jacques Tuyisenge, Enock Agwanda (Jacob Keli)

Unused Subs:
Fredrick Onyango (GK), Abouba Sibomana, Amos Nondi, Meddie Kagere

Western Stima Starting XI:
Gabriel Andika [GK], Dennis Sikhayi, Wesley Onguso, Maurice Ojwang, Joash Onyango, (Bernard Ondiek) Fredrick Shimonyo, Brian Marita,Kenneth Muguna, Hubert Kopany, Wesley Kemboi (Raymond Murugi), Kennedy Otieno

Unused Sub:
Levies Opiyo, Fredrick Nyarombo, Daniel Makachi, Victor Oduor,Kevin Okoth


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13 May 16

Gor Mahia hope to continue their climb up the KPL table when they play Western Stima at Moi stadium Kisumu on Sunday. The Lakeside venue is proving to be a good hunting ground for Kogalo. Last weekend, Gor Mahia played the best football they have played this season. Fans finally got to see the “Samba Touch” that tactician Ze Maria has been installing.

The Power men could prove to be tough nut to crack. They are currently in 7th place with 18 points, only two behind Gor Mahia. And exactly one year ago, these two teams met at the same venue. That match ended in a 0-0 draw. Gor Mahia won the second leg match 1-0.

Stima’s last match was on May 9 and ended in a 2-2 draw with Mathare. Stima were disappointed at giving up a two goal lead but coach Henry Omino is determined to make amends on Sunday.

“It is eleven against eleven and if we play as we did last weekend, we shall definitely win, that I am sure. We should just be industrious on the pitch and ensure we do not make silly mistakes.” he said to goal.com

Gor Mahia for their part warmed up for their weekend match by beating Jericho All Stars 2-0 at Camp Toyoyo. The goals were scored by Khalid Aucho and Innocent Wafula.

 


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1 Feb 16

Gor Mahia were held 1-1 by Western Stima in a friendly match played on Sunday in Kisumu. Enock Agwanda scored the match opener in the third minute. Western Stima equalized in injury time of the second half.

Agwanda is proving a reliable scorer. He converted one of the penalties against St George, scored against Al Hilal and has scored again. It will be difficult to dislodge him from the starting line-up this season.

It is Gor Mahia’s last build up match before they travel to Uganda on Tuesday to play Uganda giants Sports club Villa.

Other reports suggest that Gor Mahia hae signed KCB goalkeeper Sammy Okinda. He now joins a goalkeeping cores that has Boniface Oluoch, Jerim Onyango and Gradus Ochieng.


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28 Oct 15

Fans turned out in droves
Image courtesy of Kevin Silvance

Gor Mahia beat Western Stima 1-0 in Kisumu on Wednesday. A late goal by Michael Olunga was what Gor Mahia needed to beat a stubborn Western Stima side. Gor Mahia only have one more match left to complete a historic season.

Gor Mahia showed that they have the resiliency to win matches under different condictions.

courtesy of goal.com
Towering striker Michael Olunga made the difference after he powered home the all important goal in the 89th minute to break the hearts of Western Stima, who had looked determined to snatch a draw.

The match looked set for a barren draw before Olunga sneaked between two defenders to beat Gabriel Andika from close range. Stima were the more aggressive side in the opening minutes of the match and were rewarded with a third minute corner.

Despite going into the match after a long travel from Mombasa, the power men looked to be in control of the midfield and were keen to deny their opponents an opportunity to pass the ball around.

Ali Abondo, who has been on fire since returning to Gor Mahia’s starting line-up, got a chance with an 18-yard thunderbolt in the seventh minute. One minute later Michael Olunga, failed to beat Gabriel Andika in Stima goal. Olunga had done well to loop the ball past Andika but the Stima custodian reacted quickly to clear the danger on the goal-line.

Ten minutes into the match, John Kiplangat nearly beat Boniface Oluoch but his effort went over the bar. Gor Mahia danger man Meddie Kagere, made his presence felt with a tricky shot from the edge of Stima’s goal and it should have counted. From there on, Gor Mahia looked to be in control going into the break.

The league champions ended the first half on a high with George Odhiambo’s well executed shot parried out of play by Gabriel Andika for a fruitless corner. Stima coach Henri Omino rested Ronald Okoth for Kevin Okoth as the second half started but it was still Gor Mahia, who made the first attempt to go ahead in the second half with Karim Nizigiyimana sending a well taken cross on the right flank in search of Kagere but Joash Onyango was quicker to clear the danger.

Stima also rested David Okello for an ineffective John Kiplangat. Gor Mahia kept up the pressure forcing their opponents into fouls. Victor Ochieng was cautioned for a foul on Meddie Kagere and then Khalid Aucho and Ali Abondo both had their shots go just wide.

In attendance was Gor Mahia legend Peter Dawo Image courtesy of Jaro Soja


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28 Oct 15

Tusker gave Gor Mahia a guard of honour

Gor Mahia have pitched camp in the Lakeside town of Kisumu. Having beaten Tusker at Moi stadium on Sunday, they will now take on Western Stima in the 29th game of the season. With only two matches left, Gor Mahia players look focused and determined. They are still playing as if the title is at stake, a testament to the motivational abilities of coach Frank Nuttall.

Stima for their part will be fighting doggedly to steer clear of the relegation zone. They are currently in 12th position. The recent announcement by Sam Nyamweya that four teams will be relegated means that Stima are only one place above  the relegation zone.

Coach Henry Omino is concerned that his team has had to travel from Mombasa all the way to the Lakeside town.

“My players are fatigued. They have had a long road trip from Mombasa. Some of them have swollen legs because of the distance and the bus was not very comfortable,” he lamented. “They require some rest and that is why we just had a light work out,” he told the Nation.

Omino further hit out at Gor Mahia for what he called unsportsmanlike conduct.

“We have been forced to travel more than 800kilometers to Kisumu to play Gor Mahia though we had requested them to play the match in Nairobi. I wonder where the sportsmanship is and looks like they are only interested in gate collections,” Omino told goal.com.

Gor Mahia will still be without the injured Abouba Sibomana and Godfrey Walusimbi. But they will be ableto count on the in form Innocent Wafula who has acquited himself well in the full back position. Blackberry and Abondo are seeing a resurgence in their form and will be a handful to the Stima defence.

 


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10 May 15

Gor Mahia drew 0-0 with Western Stima in a Kenya Premier League match played at Kisumu stadium on Sunday.

courtesy of goal.com

It was the fourth draw for Gor Mahia and it slowed them down from hitting the 30 point mark but they will still be glad to remain at the top of the standings

Gor Mahia extended their unbeaten record in Kenyan Premier League despite being restricted to a barren draw by Western Stima in a match played at Kisumu Stadium on Sunday.

It was the fourth draw for Gor Mahia and it slowed them down from hitting the 30 point mark but they will still be glad to remain at the top of the standings. From the start, it was a relatively balanced affair with both teams giving as much as they received.

But as the minutes rolled on, Stima upped their efforts but there was still no clear cut chance to talk about. Stima could only boast of a 30th minute free-kick awarded after Ali Abondo fouled Ronald Okoth inside his box.

For the KPL champions, their best chance of the game came at the stroke of half time when Abondo picked out George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo and the latter set up Meddie Kagere but the last shot was not keen enough to count going above the post.

Going into the second half, Gor Mahia with the backing of home fans, showed some flashes of aggression and they could easily have got a goal. Abondo and Kagere kept the Stima backline quite engaged and they were able to get the third of their opponents half often.

But the best Gor Mahia could create from their efforts were corner kicks with Ali Abondo allowed to take most of them. By the 50th minute, the KPL champions had forced three corners which however, all ended fruitless though it still helped to bring out their opponents.

Kagere was to come close in the 75th minute attempting with a shot that Gabriel Andika in Stima goal dealt with well. Two minutes after that, Gor Mahia’s pressure allowed Ronald Omino to make another attempt at the Stima goal and the hosts attempted a feeble fight back with Ronald Okoth wasting to do something better.

Gor Mahia captain Musa Mohammed was cautioned for foul play. After this, George Odhiambo wasted a free-kick from close range and in the end K’Ogalo had to be content with a single point.

 

Starting XI :Bonface Oluoch  – Musa Mohammed – Karim Nizigiyimana – Abouba Sibomana – Harun Shakava – Ali Abondo – Meddie Kagere – Timothy Otieno – George Odhiambo – Khalid Aucho – Innocent Wafula

Subs: Jerim Onyango – Ronald Otieno – Bernard Odhiambo – Simon Pierre – Eric Ochieng – Ernest Wendo – Kevin Oluoch

 


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