Unstoppable K’Ogalo march on
A ruthless Gor Mahia resumed their quest for the Kenyan Premier League title after a three-week absence with a 6-1 thrashing of Kenya Commercial Bank in a lopsided match at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.
Gor Mahia, who remain unbeaten in the league this season, picked up from where they had left before leaving for Tanzania last month where they finished second in the Cecafa Club Championship.
Rwandan striker Meddie Kagere bagged a brace while Michael Olunga, Khalid Aucho and Enoch Agwanda each scored a goal for K’Ogalo. Mark Odhiambo also turned the ball into his own net from Kagere’s cross to sum up the bankers’ misery.
KCB scored their consolation goal in the 57th minute through Gor Mahia old boy Paul Kiongera.
The win extended K’Ogalo’s lead at the summit of the table to 49 points from 19 matches with Olunga and Kagere scoring their 13th and 12th goals respectively.
“We didn’t play well but Gor Mahia were ruthless in counter attacks. They have some fantastic players,” KCB assistant coach said after the match.
In other matches, Tusker and Western Stima played to a one-all draw in a thrilling encounter at the same venue, Ulinzi Stars and Sony Sugar settled for a similar result at Awendo Green Stadium while in Mombasa, Bandari and Chemelil Sugar shared the spoils in a scoreless match.
In Awendo, Evans Amwoka drew first blood for the soldiers but Andrew Ssekayombya struck back for the hosts to ensure the spoils were shared.
At Nyayo, Baron Oketch put Stima ahead in the 27th minute but the brewers levelled matters in the 50th minute through the effort of Burundian import Emmanuel Ngama.
“As I said prior to the match, past record wasn’t going to count in this match. Although its a match we could have wrapped up in the first half, I’m pleased with my players’ performance,” Stima coach Henry Omino said.
Tusker 1 Western Stima 1
Sony Sugar 1 Ulinzi Stars 1
KCB 1 Gor Mahia 6
Bandari 0 Chemelil Sugar 0