Kagere fires Gor back on top as goals dry up across KPL

Medie Kagere (L) and Jacques Tuyisenge celebrate Kagere's goal during their Sportpesa Premier League match ...
(FILE)Medie Kagere (L) and Jacques Tuyisenge celebrate Kagere's goal during their Sportpesa Premier League match against Kakamega Homeboyz FC at the Afraha stadium in Nakuru on April 08, 2017. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

Domestic giants Gor Mahia FC roared back to the summit of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) table with a 1-0 win over Kakamega Homeboyz on a dour matchday across the country’s top division that witnessed only one goal in three matches.

Substitute Meddie Kagere gave Gor and the league Saturday’s only cheer when he turned in a cross from compatriot Karim Nizigiyimana’s cross in the second half as two other matches – Nakumatt versus Sony Sugar and Muhoroni Youth against Mathare United – produced no goals.

The lackluster results come on the back of the news KPL’s broadcast partners Supersport announced their contract cancellation; a move that sparked social media uproar and prompted a to and fro exchange between the league’s management and Football Kenya Federation (FKF).

The two parties found themselves in the thick as local fans blamed their supremacy battles for bringing the league down on its knees with Supersport questioning who between them had the mandate in the running and administration of the league when they bolted out on Friday.

For Gor, the win takes them atop the league at least temporarily as they await Sunday’s results. They sit two points clear of arch-rivals AFC Leopards who are joint second with Bandari FC and Sony (all tied on sevens points).

Leopards and Bandari have played one game less and will both be away when they tackle Chemelil Sugar and Ulinzi Stars.

At the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, striker Joshua Oyoo squandered Nakumatt’s chance of grabbing a second successive win when he missed from the spot against visitors Sony while the other barren stalemate saw Muhoroni fail to score for the third time in a row.

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Story By Matthews Mutai
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