Gor Mahia Youth team gets sponsorship from Sonko

Image courtesy of Judith Nyangi

The Gor Mahia youth team that is currently playing in a lower tier league has been facing acute financial difficulties. The team was founded by the Gor Mahia fans foundation. But starting in 2016, the club assumed control.

In 2016, the club was often late in disbursing funds. Today in 2017, the club has basically stopped funding the club which is now dependent on the goodwill of certain fans who have been contributing their hard earned money on a weekly basis.

Enter Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Mike Mbuvi ‘Sonko’  who has offered their youth team a sponsorship package which will push them until the end of the season.

Secretary general Ben Omondi and Organizing secretary Judith Nyangi both confirmed that Sonko would be funding the team and also paying for an ambulance at each match.


Gor Mahia cannot take their foot off the pedal

This past weekend, Gor Mahia recorded their fourth win of the season. And it was yet another hard fought win. Other than the first match of the season where Gor Mahia won 3-1 against Kariobangi Sharks, every other win has been by one goal. Even bottom side Zoo Kericho made Gor Mahia work hard for a 1-0 win.

Unlike last season’s first leg where Gor Mahia were entirely dependent on Tuyisenge’s goals, this season the goals have come from diverse sources, most notably Meddie Kagere who is returning to the form we saw in 2015, but also Wendo, Mugiraneza, Tuyisenge and Shakava.

But other teams are also breathing down Gor Mahia’s neck. Sofapaka and Bandari both recorded impressive wins this past weekend and arch rivals AFC Leopards are only two points behind. Surprise package Posta Rangers, who are now under former Gor Mahia coach Sammy Omollo “Pamzo” are in second place thanks to a deserved win over Mathare United.

Coach Ze Maria is under no illusions about the task ahead.

“Our plan is to win as much as we can and we shall keep working hard to achieve this plan. We have to keep winning these games. We have to keep winning matches, whether against SoNy Sugar or the champions Tusker. ” he said after the match.

And every team that plays Gor Mahia, comes out with determination.
“Sony was a tough side, especially because they were playing at home, but my boys really came out well and we won,” said Ze Maria.

Gor Mahia play Tusker next. Though Tusker have had a poor start to their season, one can be certain that they will be determined against Gor Mahia as they try to use that match to give their poor season the jolt it needs.


Youth team continues to impress

Gor Mahia Youth 2017
From left standing-Stephen otieno (capt), Vincent Obare(keeper), Ismail Musa, Joseph waruinge, Erick ombija, Raphael Asudi, Erick Odhiambo Front from left-Graphine Okinda, Jack Adera, Kevin Owino,Samwel oluoch
Image courtesy of Judith Nyangi & Willis Odembe

The Gor Mahia Youth team is competing in the Football Kenya Federation Division two Eastern. Of late they have had a run of good form that has put them firmly emong the contenders. This past weekend they beat Eastleigh Youth. Earlier they recorded impressive wins such as 5-1 whitewashing of Kenya Foreast service and a 4-0 win over Victoria Sports.


Gor Mahia U20 floor Sofapaka in 3rd place playoff

Thiongo scored one and set up another

The December edition of KPL U20 came to an end on Sunday. Gor Mahia beat Sofapaka 3-1 to finish in 3rd place while Mathare United retained the crown by beating AFC U20.

The opening goal was scored in the 35th minute by Hillary Ojwang who scored from the spot after Sofapaka player handled the ball in the penalty box. The goal awakened Sofapaka. Two minutes later they too scored from the penalty spot following a handball. And three minutes later, a well taken effort was cleared off the line by Steve Otieno.

Nahashon Thiongo ran unchallenged into the Sofapaka goal area to score the second goal in the 80th minute. With four minutes left, Thiongo was on the rampage again. This time his shot hit the upright and Reagan Odede picked up the resulting loose ball to score.

As third place finishers, Gor Mahia colled Ksh 200,000 in prize money.


Gor Mahia youth bow out of KPL U20

Image courtesy of Harry Jr Bor

Gor Mahia U20’s run in the KPL U20 tournament came to an end when they lost 1-3 to Mathare U20. The match was highly competitive and the scoreline is not a true reflection of the match. Mathare United is the same team that beat Kogalo Youth in the final of August edition of the tournament.

It was Gor Mahia who struck first through Hillary Ojwang. The Kogalo lads dictated the pace in the first half, created many chances but wasted them. That would come back to haunt them as Mathare came back stronger in the second half. Ahmed Abdalla equalized for the slum boys and John Mwangi added a brace to seal the Mathare win.


Gor Mahia U20 through to semis

Gor Mahia line-up before the match

Image courtesy of Odhiambo KGM

The Gor Mahia Youth team continued their march towards the KPL U20 title when they beat Muhoroni Youth U20  1-0 in a quarter-final match played at Camp Toyoyo on Tuesday. The soliatary goal came in the 80th minute.
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Edwin Musyoki grabbed the match winner within four minutes of entering the field of play as Gor Mahia downed Muhoroni 1-0 in the KPL U 20 quarterfinal clash played this Tuesday at Camp Toyoyo.

Gor Mahia were slow to assert their dominance in the match as Muho forceda couple efforts on target.

Gor’s best chance saw a tricky curling effort from Hillary Ojwang stinging the crossbar on its way out in the balanced first half action.
Muho kicked the second half on a double change with Kamau Peter and Andrew Victor sent on but the first half slow encounter proved the case in the early exchanges of the final half.

The first chance at goal however fell on Gor. Teddy Osok beat his marker but his deft cross close range got cleared despite causing a brief confusion at Muho’s goal mouth.

Gor’s mounting dominance almost paid off at the hour mark but keeper Taribo West did well to turn behind a fierce shot from Hillary Ojwang.
Alexander Abok was next in the guilty list as he poked over the bar from close range as Gor Mahia got of the hook at the far end.

Nashon Thiong’o should have scored from arguably the games best chance but the competition’s joint top scorer went for far too much after beating the keeper, allowing Muho back line to clear their lines for a corner.
Osok Out for Musyoki
Gor Mahia opted to rejig the team a bit as a Teddy Osok, visibly on his last legs was replaced by Edwin Musyoki.

A move that would pass for a normal build up play later saw the new entrant pick up a backward pass from his captain Alpha Onyango, it however turned the master stroke that unlocked the clash.

The midfielder had perhaps noted of the keeper’s struggles in dealing with first time shot and when his 80th minute shot from range proved the case as it slipped between the keeper’s grasp .

Muho intent was well blunted by the late goal and Gor’s quest for doubling the result ended with another chance crashing off the bar.
The victory was ultimately realised as Gor claim a semid spot for the third time of the competition.


Gor Mahia Thrash Ulinzi in KPL U20

Gor Mahia players celebrate
Image courtesy of Odhiambo KGM

Gor Mahia’s slow start to the KPL U20 tournament will soon be forgotten as they have now won their second match in a row and won convincingly.
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Hillary Ojuang bagged a stylish hat trick as Gor Mahia U20 powered from a goal down to thrash Ulinzi Stars U20 5-1 in an enthralling clash played this Wednesday 21 December at Camp Toyoyo.

The Soldiers were the first to strike but were left to struggle against a marauding display from Maurice Onyango’s charges who three second half goals with Nahashon Thiongo claiming a brace in the big win.

Gor Mahia started off the better side and dominated the game that kicked off on a rather tough tackling note.

Its Ulinzi Stars who hit the front first with following a Mohammed Mahmoud Maqbull corner kick that was nodded in for the Warriors early opener.

Ojuang star

The strike did less in suppressing Gor’s onslaught with Hillary Ojuang coming close with a deflected effort before Stephen Otieno’s swerving strike also veered off wide.

There was no denying the latter when his strike slipped through keeper Brian Bwire’s grasp to level matters.

The marksman extended Gor’s lead minutes to the break, slotting into an empty net after Nahashon Thiongo danced past his marker and the keeper to set him for an easy tap in.

Francis Martin had Ulinzi’s best chance after break but could only sky his effort from the right flank delivery.

Soldiers wastefulness went on as another one on one wasted chance.

Nondi in

Gor unleashed Amos Nondi in latter stages of the final half and one of the senior team member combination with Teddy Osoko almost saw the team 3-0 only for Teddy to blaze wide.

The Nairobi Stima man was next to birth a promising move that ended with Ojuang’s going within inches of a hat trick only to be denied by the upright after beating the keeper.


The was still time for Ojuang to complete his hat trick after capitalizing on a defensive lapse to poke past Bwire before Thiongo adorned the score line further with a late brace to add his group stage tally to four.

The win saw Gor Mahiua advancing as Group winner with Western Stima who held Posta Rangers to a 1-1 draw alos securing a knock out stage slot.


Gor Mahia U20 recover to beat Western Stima U20

Scorer: Nahashon Thiongo

The Gor Mahia junior side put their title aspirations back on track when they beat Western Stima 2-1. Earlier on the Gor Mahia junior lads started their campaign on a sour note losing to Posta Rangers. This tournament represents Gor Mahia’s last chance for any silverware this season.
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Gor Mahia recovered from their first defeat to collect maximum points against Western Stima on Monday

Gor Mahia youth team beat Western Stima 2-1 to register their first win in two matches of the ongoing KPL U-20 tournament.

Coach Maaurice Onyango was keen not to make any mistake after falling to Posta Rangers on the opening day and let his tactics walk the talk on Monday, December 19, at Camp Toyoyo grounds. Hillary Ojwang’ opened the scoring in the 35th minute guiding K’Ogalo juniors to a 1-0 lead at half-time before adding another goal in the second half.

Nahashon Thiong’o was the lad with the second goal few minutes from the breather but his goal acted as a wakeup call to Western Stima who scored their lone goal in the 70th minute courtesy of Victor Ogendo. Hesbon Nyabinge’s hopes of gaining momentum to equalize never materialize as Gor Mahia proceted their lead to the final whistle.


Gor Mahia U20 to start against Posta Rangers

The Kenya Premier League U20 starts this week. Gor Mahia will kick off their campaign against Posta Rangers on Sunday December 17. According to goal.com, the match will be played at Camp Toyoyo starting at 10:15 am. The Gor Mahia juniors are in group B along with Posta Rangers, Western Stima and Ulinzi Stars.

Defending champions Mathare United,who are pooled in group A will play their first match against Muhoroni Youth at the same venue (as from 8:00am) before Chemelil Sugar- Sony Sugar and Western Stima-Ulinzi Stars matches in the afternoon.

AFC Leopards will play Tusker on the second day (Sunday, December 18) at the same venue as from 10:15am just after the match pitting Ushuru FC against Nairobi City Stars. Bandari FC will then welcome Spofapaka ahead of Kakamega Homeboyz-Thika United match.

In the August edition of the tournament, Kogalo Youth reached the final before losing to Mathare Youth in the final.

This is the first assignment of the newly elected Gor Mahia officials. In the recent past, there has been a tug of war between the club EC and the fans foundation which formed the youth team.


Gor Mahia lose to Mathare in KPL U20 final

Gor Mahia came very close to winning the KPL U20 title but lost to Mathare by a solitary goal that came in the last minute of play.

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Mathare United beat Gor Mahia youth team to clinch their maiden U-20 title in a tight final played at Nyayo Stadium

Mathare United beat Gor Mahia youth by a solitary goal in the KPL U-20 tournament’s final played on Friday to become the August edition’s champions.

The match started in a lukewarm mode with both teams not showing much intent to score goals but the tempo changed in the last quarter of second half to hand Mathare United their sweet maiden title.

Super-sub Alfayo Oyugi stepped in to score past Ishmail Otieno from a free-kick at the stroke of 90th munites to give coach Gabriel Njoroge the biggest smile of the day.

Prior to this, Henry Juma, Davies Odongo and Nahashon Thiong’o had made notable attempts for Gor Mahia while Lawrence Luvanda was very instrumental for Mathare United. Gor Mahia dispatched Ushuru 2-0 in the semi-finals while Mathare overcame last year’s finalists Kakamega Homeboyz 3-1 in post-match penalties after regulation time had left the sides locked in a 1-1 stalemate.

Ushuru finished second runners up after edging out April’s finalists Kakamega Homeboyz 4-2 in post-match penalties in the third place play off staged at Camp Toyoyo on Thursday.

Mathare United: Job Ochieng, Samuel Semo, Mike Odhiambo, Dennis Wanyoike, Martin Ongori,Musa Oundo (C), Dennis Kamau, Deng Jackson, Enock Momanyi, Lawrence Luvanda, Patrick Chege.

Gor Mahia: Ishmail Otieno (GK), Kevin Otieno, Stephen Otieno, Washington Onyango, Elvis Ochieng, Davies Odongo, Alpha Onyango, Nahashon Thiong’o, Hillary Ojwang, Henry Juma, Ismail Musa.

Subs: Bixente Otieno (GK), Kevinton Machika, Fiston Changu, Joseph Lumumba, Kilonzi Mutuku, Tom Otieno, Peter James.


Gor Mahia through to KPL U20 Finals

Despite what looked like a slow start, Gor Mahia appear poised to win the KPL U20 tournament. This after they beat Ushuru FC 2-0 in the semis to advance to the finals.
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Gor Mahia youth team will now face off with Mathare United in the final after knocking out Ushuru FC in semis on Tuesday

Gor Mahia on Tuesday beat Ushuru FC 2-0 at Camp Toyoyo grounds to book slot in the KPL U-20 tournament-August edition’s final.

Having been aware that Mathare United were already in the final, Gor Mahia youth were upbeat for a slot of their own and they knew that Ushuru FC was the only step to the space. Coach Maurice Onyango seemed to have reminded his charges of their 3-1 victory against the taxmen in the tournament’s preliminary encounter and they stepped into the game with clear mindset of a win.

They dominated the better part of the first half with attempts and beautiful runs from Henry Juma, Hillary Ojwang’, Nahashon Thiong’o and Ismail Musa, who occasionally gave Ushuru FC’s backline and keeper Brian Otieno some hard time.

In the 40th minute, Henry Juma hit past Otieno in goal to hand Gor Mahia Youth their first goal from a Hillary Ojwang’ assist. The remaining minutes were a mere panic for Ushuru FC into the breather. Juma came from the tunnel to complete his brace and see Gor Mahia into the final with hopes of clinching the title for the first time ever. April edition finalists Kakamega Homeboyz and Ulinzi Stars had paved way for new champions in waiting.