Guikan strike downs Sony as Gor go six clear


Guikan strike downs Sony as Gor go six clear
Gor Mahia FC players celebrates Ephrem Guikan's (2nd L) goal against Kariobangi Sharks FC during their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on February 25, 2018. Gor won 2-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Ephrem Guikan scored in the first half as Gor Mahia FC defeated Sony Sugar 1-0 to stretch their lead at the summit of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to six points on Wednesday evening
  • The result at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu took Gor's tally for the season to 34 points from their opening 14 matches as the champions warmed for their Super Cup title defence bid in winning fashion

Ephrem Guikan scored in the first half as Gor Mahia FC defeated Sony Sugar 1-0 to stretch their lead at the summit of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to six points on Wednesday evening.

The result at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu took Gor’s tally for the season to 34 points from their opening 14 matches as the champions warmed for their Super Cup title defence bid in winning fashion.

Coach Dylan Kerr’s men head straight to Egerton for preparations ahead of the exhibition Cup campaign and will only afford only a three-day rest before returning to action on Sunday.

It was a case of top meets bottom in Kisumu and it was no surprise as Gor quickly dominated Sony, enjoying the lion’s share of possession and forcing the hosts into an early retreat.

George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo and Godfrey Walusimbi looked liveliest, making darting runs across the Sony defence providing dangerous crosses into the box from the left.

The first chance fell to Meddie Kagere after the striker had been picked out by Odhiambo but the striker mistimed his jumped so the ball skewed off his head and over the post.

Sony goalkeeper Kevin Omondi showed great reactions to tip over a long range strike from Kagere but had little trouble watching Humphrey Mieno’s shot from a similar distance fly wide.

Gor finally found their breakthrough in the 37th minute as Guikan scored his sixth league goal of the season, the Ivorian turning Innocent Wafula’s cross in and through Omondi’s legs.

Sony were being pressed in their own half and only relied on counter attacks and set pieces to get close to Boniface Oluoch’s goal.

Sony had Omondi to thank later on after the custodian produced outstanding saves to keep the scoreline close as he denied Kagere and Mieno from doubling their side’s advantage.

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