Gor leave Tusker staggering in Kericho to extend lead

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Gor Mahia left champions Tusker FC drunk staggering in Kericho as they surged towards the 2017 Kenyan Premier League title with a 2-0 win over the brewers.

With Sofapaka beaten 2-1 by Kakamega Homeboyz, it now seems the green army will be dancing all the way to the title. Thika United played to a one all draw with a stuttering Posta Rangers who have now not won in nine games.

Gor Malta born coach Dylan Kerr registered his 11th unbeaten match since joining Gor Mahia midway through the season and he looks well placed to becoming the third foreign coach to win the title with the club in the last five years.

 

Gor Mahia dominated the game from the start Meddie Kagere once again scoring against Tusker in the first half and George Odhiambo “Blackberry” added the second in the second half. Kagere’s goal came in the 19th minute of the game and Odhiambo was on the mark in the 56th.It was the Soldiers though, who started the game brightly and took the lead through Oscar Wamalwa, heading away Samuel Onyango’s beautifully curled cross on 12th minutes.

Kerr made two changes to the team that was held to a goalless draw with Thika United last weekend. ith Francis Kahata and Jacques Tuyisenge making the first eleven in place of Philemon Otieno and Timothy Otieno respectively. Bonface Oluoch started in goal. Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza was to come in later to add solidity in the midfield as well as Philemon Otieno for George Odhiambo and Kenneth Muguna.

At the Mumias Sports Complex, Kakamega Homeboyz came from down to beat Sofapaka and cement move equal on points with the Batoto ba Mungu at 42 points after 26 matches.

Sofapaka surged ahead courtesy of Umaru Kasumba 18th minute goal but Jeremiah Wanjala was to equalise before half time. Wycliffe Opondo scored against his former team for Kakamega Homeboyz winner in the 82nd.

At the Ruarakla grounds,  Ulinzi Stars beat Mathare United by a solitary goal.

Oscar Wamalwa, headed met Samuel Onyango’s  cross on 12th minutes to head what was to be the winning goal.

Earlier, at the Ruaraka grounds, Jerry Santo put  Posta Rangers ahead against Thika United  in the 24th minute heading a Luke Ochieng throw.

 

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