Gor Mahia 1 CNaPS 0

Gor Mahia squeezed a 1-0 win over CNaPs of Madagascar. Gor Mahia got off to what looked like a bright start when in the 2nd minute, a  penalty from Ali Abondo gave Gor Mahia an early lead which they held until the end of the game. The penalty resulted when Mike Olunga was fouled in the penalty box. Khalid Aucho whose precise pass to Abondo resulted in the goal against Sofapaka, also delivered another precise pass to Olunga who was fouled resulting in the penalty.

Gor Mahia put CNaPs under pressure throughout the first half but could not tack on another goal. In the second half, CNaPs came back more confident and created a number of chances. In the 57th minute, a precise move by the Islanders ended with Simouri crossing to Rajaonarivelo. But the latter was a step too late. Ten Minutes later it was winger Olivier Ralaidimy whose dangerous cross was cleared by Kevin Oluoch as Rajaonarivelo charged towards the ball.

Boniface Oluoch was in fine form making a number of critical saves to save the scoreline for Gor Mahia. The most critical came in the 81st minute when Nono Vombola found himself one on one with Oluoch following a defensive lapse. But the alert Oluoch saved the day from what would have been a crucial away goal for the Islanders.

After the match coach Sammy Omollo “Pamzo” stated that Gor Mahia’s tactical formation did not work. In particular he stated that Walusimbi should have been fielded further upfront, similar to how he played against Sofapaka. He also cited innefective substitutions by coach Nuttall.

Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall for his part blamed his side for many lost chances. “We deserved to win by a bigger margin but the team is still jelling and so we lost some clear chances.” The return leg will be played after two weeks away.

Gor Mahia now face a tall order defending a one goal lead against the Madagascans in two weeks. On a positive note, they did not concede an away goal. As such they need any kind of draw to advance.

Line ups

Gor Mahia Starting XI: 23. Boniface Oluoch (GK), 5. Musa Mohammed, 4. Kevin Oluoch, 26. Glay Dirkir, 2. Godfrey Walusimbi, 10. Khalid Aucho, 8. Jerry Santo (17. Eric Ochieng’ 55’), 7. Ronald Otieno Omino, 30. Ali Abondo, 9. Timothy Otieno (25. George Odhiambo 64’), 19. Michael Olunga

Unused Reserves: 12. David Juma (GK), 24. Israel Emuge, 6. Collins Okoth, 15. Bernard Odhiambo, 18. Harun Shakava,

CNaPS Sports Starting XI: 16. Randrianasolo (GK), 22. Andoniaina Rakotondrazaka, 18. Toby Njakanirina (CPT), 4. Feno Ratolojahanary, 17. Rajaonarivelo, 12. Njiva Rakotohalihalala (11. Jean Andriamangason 68’), 20. Ramanitrandsana. 5. Michael Rabeson. 9. Nono Vombola, 7. Simouri (3. Olivier Ralaidimy 59’)

Unused Subs: 1. Andonianina Andriamalala, 2. Andy Tahiana Randrianarisoa, , 6. Vonjiniaina Razafimahatrara, , 19. Milison Niasexe, 20. Miandrisoa Ramanitrandrasana

19 thoughts on “Gor Mahia 1 CNaPS 0

  • February 14, 2015 at 2:46 pm
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    What’s the score now ?

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  • February 14, 2015 at 3:04 pm
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    Oluoch is the goal keeper Gor has been looking for. BlackBerry and Ochieng needs to up their game our mid field is very bad Walusimbi wss lost today. Good work should have been better though.

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  • February 14, 2015 at 3:17 pm
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    I managed to watch the game it was total shit I really hope things improve

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  • February 14, 2015 at 3:20 pm
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    Kudos to the boys, good team spirit and lots of positive but the most encouraging positive is the goalkeeping areas oluoch will definitely take us far this season. It also appears we are willing to change formations at will today’s 4-4-2 system as opposed to the fast tempted 4-2-3-1 against sofapaka.

    On a negative note, our wing backs once again exposed by the quick fleet footed Madagascan players and this is something we have to watch out for in the 2nd leg. I said we will miss the Rwandese wing backs.

    Olunga appears to be the type of striker who needs 5 chances to score 1 goal, sorry at this level this missed chances will come to haunt you. Am looking to see how we are going to fair in the next game in terms of goals scored. strike force is still blunt and surely we have to stop counting on penalties to win games. This must be really worrying NUTALL the fact that only olunga is a goal threat.

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  • February 14, 2015 at 3:44 pm
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    we underated the madagascans but they played the better football.infact we were lucky to score.
    Good saves by Bonnie kept us in the game…however,Eric Ochieng and BlackBerry need to improve on their game.They came in as subs but they were very poor!
    The return leg will be very hard if our performance today is anything to go by!!

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  • February 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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    Very poor from the home side. Long balls everytime, no decent crosses from the wings and no through passes from the midfield. A lot of work needs to be done to change that group into a team capable of winning crutial matches.

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  • February 14, 2015 at 4:23 pm
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    POO TACTICS AND POOR PERFOMANCE BY SOME INDIVIDUALS LIKE SANTOS,BB AND ERIC OCHIENG.IN SHORT WE HVE BEEN ELIMINATED.LETS CONCENTRATE IN LEAGUE.NUTTAL HVE ASHAMED THE PM AND HIS FAMILY BY DISPLYING DEFENSIVE GAME AT HOME.VERY COWARD COACH.

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  • February 14, 2015 at 4:45 pm
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    If that is the kind of football Gor will play, then we better pull out of this tournament in order to avoid any embarrassment! A complete eyesore,disjointed and without any purpose!

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  • February 14, 2015 at 4:52 pm
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    it was generally a poor display from the team we saw on Wednesday. we need to work harder and smarter. apart from Glay and Bonnie the rest were below par. thid idea of long vslls when we have a strong midfield are not good. on elimination as put above remember the Gabon team celebrating the narrow lose only to go out.

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  • February 14, 2015 at 5:31 pm
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    ok, game of two halves, santos was poor in mid, subs made ie BB and Eric poor, Oluoch should be our No 1 keeper very excellent and cool in goal, Aucho good in mid and Olunga reminds of Dawo Omuga not afraid of defenders, just needs a goal ya kichwa,and gym kidogo, all in all let the whole watch the match again and improve on their weaknesses especially our wingbacks. Morale lets believe and suppport the mighy mahono mayienga, God bless

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:41 pm
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    GOR ochiech kabur donge?

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  • February 14, 2015 at 8:48 pm
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    The above critisms are cramps from bloggers. To me this is a good team with a few changes need to be made. kevin and Eric were poor and coach need to do something. This is a new team with young players and it will take them may be a month to gel together and to understand one another.

    What do you bloggers want? What do you JoGor want? Do you really give the players the support they need? From the above negative posting and comments, I can conclude that you all have magots in your brains.

    We need to encourage players and this is the only way to motivate them than posting bull sheets on this site. You are all useless bloggers and your comments are just as useless as yourselves.

    I am very disappointed with these negative comments.

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  • February 15, 2015 at 2:58 pm
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    If u consider the team that played cnaps u will realize that the team that playd sofapaka is the first team. Unfortunately majority of the players(sibomana,Niz
    igiyamana,wendo &kagere) r ineligible to play. If at all they wud play then waluwalu wud’ve played upfront & everything wud be ok. Lets pray that that squad will do their best to move to group stages so that we can have our first team in the continental. The gud thing is that we did not concd @ home & now we know them how they play. I am sure Nuttal will prepare well for return leg.kudos boys for winning the first leg. K’ogalo forever.

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  • February 15, 2015 at 4:28 pm
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    What are some people criticizing the team for. They played well. The only weak link which was obvious to all was Jerry Santos but generally we never took advantage of the chances that came our way.
    I feel the midweek game was definitely ill timed and you can see how it has affected Sofapaka. I blame KPL for this. We totally slowed in the second half but despite this we created more chances.

    In football having a game plan is what matters whether u decide it is long balls or short passes. Some of those complaining should get a chance to watch the game again on DSTV and you will realise we played well. I will keep faith with this team and i pray we get a better replacement for Jerry Santos in the second leg.

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  • February 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm
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    @Jamigori, you are so right. At the stadium some of them are not so helpful. They really wanted Santos and Tim subbed but the subs never improved our game. That meand that the TB knows what they are doing. We really need to encourage those boys

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  • February 15, 2015 at 5:14 pm
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    How can some1 who most probably never watched the game conclude that it was a poor display. First we were so few in the stadium probably 3k. Is that the support Gor can get in a continental match. Tactically, the TB according to me made a mistake of playing Olunga as a lone striker since he was man marked by 2 – 3 defenders. He is not yet experienced enough to shoulder the burden. He neefec a decoy striker. But the build up from the baxk was good. Being the second competitive game, we r sure that a good team is being assembled for posterity. It was an entertaing match n the first half flew by so fast. KUDOS KOGALLO.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 7:39 am
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    @jamigori I really concur with you 100%,me myself don’t understand what some pple really want. These people need to understand that we are having many new players and it will take abit of time for them o understand one another. It is pathetic for one to insinuate how disappointed and embarrassed he was, kindly just stay away

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  • February 16, 2015 at 7:54 am
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    How can Jamigori say that Kevin and Eric were poor and claim that those who have said the same thing have maggots in their head. Please look for maggots in your own too.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 11:01 am
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    team is good, just few individual game plan , coz we dint register the best players in time , but all the best kogallo .

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