Gor Mahia closed in on Kenyan Premier League-leading teams with a 1-0 win over Wazito FC in a league game staged on Monday 31, 2021.
Gor Mahia came into the game placed fifth on the table and with the June 30th deadline on their mind, their start to the game wasn’t one of the best.
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Defender Andrew Juma was forced to react quickly inside the first five minutes after Boniface Omondi had delivered an inviting cross into Gor’s box. Harun Shakava was to be called to action minutes later when he was forced to clear the ball for a fruitless corner after Rooney had pulled some amazing down the right wing.
Gor Mahia first serious action was to come on the half hour mark when defender Godfrey Ochieng forced keeper Levis Opiyo to a smart save with both teams heading into the half time break with none seeing the better of the other.
Gor however came back a different team in the second half and Tito Okelo ought to have put them into the lead in the 63rd minute but the South Sudan international fluffed his chances after he had pounced on a poor back pass from the home team. Vaz Pinto was to make a triple change in the 79th minute with Clifton Miheso, Alfa Chris and Karim Abdoul withdrawn for Jules Ulimwengu, Sidney Ochieng and John Macharia.
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Ulimwengu’s impact was immediate with the Burundian putting his side into the lead three minutes after coming on after being set up by Samuel Onyango. Onyango himself was to be sent off in additional minutes for a second bookable offence but it did less in stopping Gor from a precious win.
The win means Gor are now seven points below leaders Tusker FC having played a game less than their opponents.
FKFPL Weekend Results
- Wazito FC 0-1 Gor Mahia
- AFC Leopards 1-3 Bidco United
- Vihiga United 0-4 Tusker FC
- Kariobangi Sharks 1-2 Nairobi City
- KCB 0-1 Sofapaka
- Posta Rangers 1-3 Kakamega Homeboyz
- Ulinzi Stars 1-0 Nzoia Sugar FC
- Western Stima 1-1 Bandari FC
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