Gor pip Chemelil, inch closer to a record 17th KPL title


Gor pip Chemelil, inch closer to a record 17th KPL title
Jacob Odhiambo (L) of Chemelil Sugar FC fight for ball with Samuel Onyango of Gor mahia FC during their Sportpesa Premier League match at Afraha stadium in Nakuru on August 16, 2018. Photo/Sila Kiplagat/www.sportpicha.

In Summary

  •  Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia now need to win only two matches out of eight for them to be confirmed the 17th champions.
  • This is after Eliud Lukiwam 77th goal guided them to a 1-0 win over  Chemelil Sugar in a league match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Thursday to haul their points tally 65 points from 26 matches.
  • Second placed Bandari have 48 points, making the chase for the gong an impossibility.

Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia  need to win only two matches out of eight for them to be confirmed as KPL champions for a 17th time.

This is after Eliud Lukiwam 77th goal guided them to a 1-0 win over  Chemelil Sugar in a league match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Thursday to haul their points tally 65 points from 26 matches.

Second placed Bandari have 48 points, making the chase for the gong an impossibility.

Gor had a clear chance of scoring in 19th minute when Lawrence Juma found Ephrem Guikan with a neat pass, but his attempt was blocked by Chemelil goalkeeper Richard Aimo.

In the 23rd minute, K’Ogalo created yet another chance, this time Lawrence delivering a good cross to Guikan in the area but the resultant header went wide.

Chemelil had its fair share of chances, the most notable in the 28th minute when Gideon Kibet was left with keeper Shaban Odhoji in Gor’s goal to beat but he shot wide.

Gor Mahia FC forward Ephrem Guikan is carried into awaiting ambulance ready to be taken to hospital after he sustained an injury during their Sportpesa Premier League match against Gor Mahia FC at Afraha stadium in Nakuru on August 16, 2018. Photo/Sila Kiplagat/Sportpicha.

The win however proved costly as striker Ephrem Guikan picked an injury and had to be rushed to hospital after colliding with Chemelil goalie Richard Aimo a few minutes to the break.

Gor will have no time to rest as they shift focus to Sunday’s CAF -Confederations fixture against Rayon Sport from Rwanda. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw.

Gor Mahia starting Eleven

  1. Shaban Odhoji, 3. Karim Nzigiyimana , 15. Joachim Oluoch, 27. Charles Momanyi, 21. Wesley Onguso, 6. Samuel Onyango, 24. Lawrence Juma, 17. Bernard Ondiek, 10. Cercidy Okeyo, 14. Kevin Omondi, 19. Ephrem Guikan

Substitutes:

Fredrick Onyango, 28. Raphael Asudi, 7. Innocent Wafula, 4. Wellington Ochieng , 23. Francis Mustafa

Chemelil starting list

32 Richard Aimo , 14 Morrise Wandera,15 Vincent Mahiga, 33 Jacob Odhiambo, 18 Phillip Mwangale, 20 Nicholas Akoko, 6 Edwin Omondi( Wakoli), 12 Francise Ochollah( Oricho William), 9 Bernard Biko (Charles Okiya), 11 Felix Oluoch, 10 Kityo Bliss

Substitutes

22 Barcsky Ochieng , 4 Gideon Kibet, 16 Ian Ngota, 13 Charles Okiya, 2 William Oricho, 28 Zeka Wakoli, 25 Gilbert Wangulu

 

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