Gor Mahia held by Ulinzi 1-1

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Gor Mahia held by Ulinzi 1-1

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Gor Mahia were held 1-1 by Ulinzi on Saturday . Gor Mahia's goal came via an own goal.

Report from The Nation
Former champions Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars on Saturday settled for a 1-1 draw in an evenly contested Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKF-PL) match at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

The 19-time champions now top the standings with 34 points from 15 matches while Nzoia Sugar who registered a similar result with Posta Rangers at Sudi Stadium in Bungoma remained second with 32 points.

In other matches held Saturday, champions Tusker bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over 2008 champions Mathare United at Ruaraka Grounds while Kakamega Homeboyz and Nairobi City Stars battled to a barren draw at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega.

At Nyayo National Stadium, it was the soldiers who got off the blocks first with Boniface Muchiri squandering two early opportunities. Gor, who were then forced to bring in defender Philemon Otieno for injured Paul Ochooga took the lead on 14 minutes through Bonventure Muchika’s own goal.

The defender fumbled while attempting to block Austin Odhiambo’s effort, Ulinzi goalkeeper Ricks Omondi's attempt to make a finger tip save proving futile.

The goal seemed to have rejuvenated K’Ogalo as they were now the better side in this clash, which was the highlight of the weekend. Otieno was unlucky with his 35th minute attempt from the right as the ball flew over the bar.

At the restart, Ulinzi coach Bernard Mwalala moved to add firepower with the introduction of their top scorer Hillary Simiyu for John Kago. Simiyu has scored six league goals so far.

Austine Odhiambo should have doubled K’Ogalo’s lead in the 56th minute but his shot went over the bar from the edge of the box.

Mwalala rested Stephen Etyang for Alex Khesembili as Gor brought in Boniface Omondi for George “Blackberry” Odhiambo.

The soldiers leveled the scores on 74 minutes through Masita Masuta’s bullet header from Muchiri’s well taken free-kick on the right. The draw leaves Ulinzi seventh with 25 points from 16 matches.

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