Late Winner Maintains Gor Mahia’s Perfect Start Against Kariobangi Sharks

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Gor Mahia moved back at the top of the Kenya Premier League table following a slender 1-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks. The defending Champions were without club captain Kenneth Muguna and his assistant Joash Onyango but still managed to get over the line in the dying minutes of the match.

Two substitutes combined for the games only moment of magic deep in second-half added time. Kennedy Otieno took a speculative shot which was not well dealt with by the Kariobangi Sharks goalkeeper. Francis Afriye pounced on the rebound to poke the ball home, much to Steven Pollack’s relief on the touchline.

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The win leaves Gor Mahia top of the table with fifteen points and maintains a perfect record in the league with five wins from five.

Meanwhile, for William Muluhyas Kariobangi Sharks, they have just won in the league which was against bottom-placed Chemelil Sugar. They are 14th on the table with six points which is just three above the relegation zone.

Up next for the Champions is a CAF Champions League qualifier against Motema Pembe while Sharks Travel to face Nzoia Sugar on Saturday in the league.

Gor Mahia Starting XI: David Mapigano (GK), Wellington Ochieng, Joakim Oluoch, Charles Momanyi, Geoffrey Ochieng, Lawrence Juma, Tobias Otieno, Boniface Omondi, Clifton Miheso, Yikpe Gnamien

Subs: Boniface Oluoch (GK), Elvis Ronack, Lloyd Khavuchi, Richdonald Bolo, Dickson Ambundo, Francis Afriyie, Kennedy Otieno

Kariobangi Sharks Staring XI: 1. Oyemba(GK)  5. Juma (C) 3. Omondi 6. Shiveka 25. Olwande 18. Yidah 8. Omoto 17. Oyugi  10. Abuya 24. Sakari 20. Kapaito

SUBS : Opondo (GK), Mwendwa, Masaba, Lokale, Teka, Oudu, Machika.


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