Gor Mahia 0 AC Leopards 1

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Gor Mahia face a mountain to climb to progress in Caf Champions League after losing at home to Congolese champions Leopards in first leg contest

Gor Mahia face an uphill task in their return leg clash of Caf Champions League against Congolese champions AC Leopards after going down 1-0 at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.

The result means, the Kenyan champions must win return leg fixture by two clear goals so as to progress in the competition. Gor Mahia keen for an early goal went on the offensive right from the word go with Michael Olunga’s first chance in the opening minutes ending up in a corner kick after he was denied by Massa Chansel in goal.

The towering striker was denied again in the seventh minute this time near the goal post as he attempted to score from a Godfrey Walusimbi free-kick. Gor Mahia won their first corner of the match from that effort but it ended up on the upright after George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo had attempted to head it inside the net.

The visitors, who took time to settle, had their first go at Gor Mahia’s goal in 14th minute. Makiese Junior won a free-kick just outside Gor Mahia goal and ?Ntella Tychique delivered it well but Boniface Oluoch picked it equally well.

In 20th minute, the visitors got their first corner as they started to settle. However, it was still Gor Mahia, who should have been up by two goals as in 26th minte Khalid Aucho blasted wide from a free-kick.

Makiese Junior had the perfect opportunity to put Leopards ahead in 28th minute. He beat an off-side trap set by the Gor Mahia defenders but still failed to score with Boniface Oluoch beaten. Oluoch then failed to hold onto a corner kick from Lakoko Preston and Barbov Querros hit the cross bar as Gor Mahia survived another scare just before the half time whistle.

On resumption, AC Leopards shocked Gor Mahia with an early goal when ?Ganzbo Ceciria beat Boniface Oluoch from close range to out his side ahead. Shocked but determined the Kenyan champions fought to get back into the match. George Odhiambo could have equalised at the hour mark but he blasted wide after being put through by Michael Olunga.

Musa Mohammed was then cautioned for rough play. The same fate befell Timothy Otieno as Gor Mahia appeared imobalised by the goal and hardly had a scoring opportunity in a good part of the second half.

Gor Mahia rested Timothy Otieno for Ali Abondo in 75th minute to try and create some chances. ?George Odhiambo was also rested for Ronald Omino but nothing just seemed to work in a poor second half by the home side, who must do better in a fortnight.

Starting XI: 23. Boniface Oluoch (GK), 5. Musa Mohammed, 4. Kevin Oluoch, 18. Haron Shakava 26. Glay Dirkir, 2. Godfrey Walusimbi, 10. Khalid Aucho, 6. Collins Okoth, 9. Timothy Otieno, 25. George Odhiambo, 19. Michael Olunga

Reserves: 1. Jerim Onyango (GK), 24. Israel Emuge, 15. Bernard Odhiambo, 8. Jerry Santo 30. Ali Abondo, 7. Ronald Otieno, 17. Eric Ochieng

19 thoughts on “Gor Mahia 0 AC Leopards 1

  • March 15, 2015 at 2:46 pm
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    The starting point is to sort out the FKF/KPL wrangles. The wrangles are affecting our football negatively

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  • March 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm
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    Didn’t see much out of the game other than the aimless long kicks……was this gor mahia playing ? Otieno was out of form, blackberry out of form, aucho didn’t look 100 percent fit and shakava in the right back ? …..something is seriously wrong.

    We need competitive matches before we meet ac leopards in congo. The team can be beaten !!!!

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    • March 15, 2015 at 5:32 pm
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      @Jakoyo, even if we had won you would still have seen something wrong. It’s typical of you. Do you know that we only have 19 players registered for this tourney? And now Aucho, Musa and Timothy are out because of yellow CARDS

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  • March 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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    Team selection was the main reason for the lose. Shakava at right back was a mistake and leaving timothy otieno for more than sixty minutes was a grave mistake. Lets focus on kpl and cecafa

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  • March 15, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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    Ogwang’ ochwado Gor yoyo yoyo
    Jogo otiyowa tich e pap ma kiparo tee, to ok inindii….yoyoyo
    Yawa koyo ochwoya, paro lal, to koro wuoth otama
    Mpo na nini tokongae jo-K’Ogalo ogwang’ wang’e tek
    Ogwang’ ochwado Gor yoyo yoyo
    Jogo otiyowa tich e pap ma kiparo tee, to ok inindii….yoyoyo

    Nalembiii yoyo yo o…………mmmh!
    Gino lit ndiii… yoyo yo o
    Mpo na nini tokongae jo-K’Ogalo ogwang’ wang’e tek
    Ogwang’ ochwado Gor yoyo yoyo
    Jogo otiyowa tich e pap ma kiparo tee, to ok inindii….yoyoyo
    Tiu tiu tiu ti ti ti titi tarara…. Tiu tiu tiu ti ti ti titi tarara

    However, they are very much beatable despite the away goal advantage.

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  • March 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm
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    Gor didn’t play well at all. I now hear that players haven’t been paid for a while now and are planning a go slow. This is crazy!

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    • March 15, 2015 at 4:57 pm
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      Do efusi even have a team? the last time i checked, opwora and imbalambala were with nyamweya while musalia was playing at tusker and the rest were no where to be seen.

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      • March 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm
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        Leo, the leopard is just shedding it’s old far. Sooner or later you will see the rejuvenated leopard come to life. It will be deadlier than you have ever seen. Please standby to witness this

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  • March 15, 2015 at 4:28 pm
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    The fielding was very poor the wing backs were terrible

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  • March 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm
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    Guys, the odds are really against us but well tried team. Unless we sort out the sponsorship and KPL/FKF wrangles this is the furthest we can go

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  • March 15, 2015 at 5:41 pm
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    Chui ni Chui. It doesn’t matter whether he is from from Kakamega forest or Congo forest. Zote ni Ingwe. 🙂

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  • March 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm
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    I watched the whole match. Gor Mahia players were physically stronger than AC leopards. First half was evenly distributed. Coming into the second half AC leopards players started to hold the ball l for long. They had individual brilliance and were reluctant to release the ball unless under duress. And that is what led to them scoring. INDIVIDUAL BRILLlANCE. because they saw that the passing game was not working for them. Also another thing that was evident is the lack of ideas by Gor players. This is a team that has been barely 6 months together and has lacked exposure due to not playing international friendlies and a stalled kpl league. Evidence being the long volleys to try and link with Olunga and Timothy Otieno. Ofcouse most of such balls always get lost. They played against a team that has been together since 2012 and with quick feet and perfect skills.

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  • March 15, 2015 at 9:06 pm
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    1. Sponsorship Dan Original, For Gor Mahia this is for you and me. Its the Sacco. Its for EC to facilitate this. Now we must look for another grant to honour the return fixture. Ingo might be just up to his usual mischief but how I wish EC would assure fans that the 2015 wage bill is secure. Despite the overpriced match tickets fans turned out sadly 50% of the collections will be subjected to “statutory deductions”.

    2. At the moment really this is how far we expected to go. Being eliminated in the preliminaries would have been a disappointment but we all know the the 1st round is a different ball game. We’ve “picked up the positives” now let’s “pick up more positives” in the return leg and move on to KPL and CECAFA. FKF wrangles are just a convenient excuse that happened at the right time but they will sorted out in the next 24 hours.

    3. My only disappointment is “VALUE FOR MONEY”. EC Gor Mahia, speaking objectively bila feelings, is not displaying soccer worth 1,000bob for VIP or 300bob for terrace. There are gaps all over from creativity,passing to ball control etc. Let’s not overprice ourselves. From Nutall we also expect value for your 600,000 to 1,000,000bob salary. A fairer match ticket fee would have seen double the attendance.

    All said I agree with @ BB Gor Mahia may Afterall Cage (AC) Leopards cum the return leg but expect the usual appeal for funds from EC/Jakom.

    Its time for Gor Mahialization, EC start the Sacco, Jo-Kogalo stop the constant begging for finances SHOW SOME PRIDE.

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  • March 16, 2015 at 4:54 am
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    I’m very annoyed with some people here! what they do best is to be negative and whine on everything. NKT

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  • March 16, 2015 at 6:05 am
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    Am very disappointed, this is not what I had expected from GM. It is had take it in but that`s how soccer is. There was nothing special about this team as I mention last week and I think am vindicated

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    • March 16, 2015 at 7:24 am
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      @Bob, you are vindicated over what?

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  • March 16, 2015 at 12:38 pm
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    This is indeed a bitter pill to swallow as Gor
    Mahia showed relatively tactical discipline to earn
    a draw but this is the CAF Champions League.
    They need more creativity in the team to improve
    in terms of build up, linkage and transitions.
    Nevertheless, Nuttal showed he is more
    pragmatic for continental football but they fall yet
    again in the first round.
    https://kpltactics.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/gor-mahia-0-1-ac-leopards-kogallo-fall-in-low-risk-match/

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  • March 16, 2015 at 1:53 pm
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    Ingo please you have a lot of problems in your own team,can you solve them first.

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