Muguna dazzles in Gor win as Mathare stifle Nzoia


Gor Mahia FC midfielder Kenneth Muguna (R) celebrates with teammate Karim Nizigiyimana after scoring against ...
Gor Mahia FC midfielder Kenneth Muguna (R) celebrates with teammate Karim Nizigiyimana after scoring against Zoo Kerich FC during their SportPesa Premier League match at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on March 18, 2017. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

Gor Mahia surged two points clear at the top of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) standings to with a 1-0 win over Zoo Kericho FC on Saturday as the record champions look to take an early grip of the title race.

Kenneth Muguna, the 2016 KPL Most Valuable Player, announced his true arrival at with a sensational solo strike in the first half to deal newbies Zoo their second consecutive loss.

It was the second time in two matches Gor’s January acquisitions were on target, with Rwandese Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza also finding the back of the net last week as the new signings look to fuel the club’s charge for a 16th title.

It was the only fixture of four played on Saturday that did not end in a stalemate on low-scoring afternoon across the country’s top division.

Posta Rangers were held to a barren draw by Bandari FC at the Thika Sub-County Stadium while a late David Ojwang’ helped Chemelil Sugar fight back to earn a point against Kakamega Homeboyz after David Okoth had given them a first half lead.

Nzoia Sugar FC versus Mathare United at the Sudi Stadium yielded no goals as the hosts who stunned champions Tusker FC 5-2 in their opener last weekend laboured to find their rhythm on home turf.

“We are glad that we got one point but it was not easy the Nzoia players are tough and it is a good team and showing great confidence,” Mathare Captain George Owino said.

His counterpart, Gim Juma blamed wastefulness in front of goal for the draw.

“we didn’t utilise our opportunities and when you’re playing against such a tough team you need to make your chances count. Hopefully we can rectify this in the coming match,” Juma underscored.

On Sunday, Thika United will host Tusker while AFC Leopards travel to promoted Nakumatt FC for their first league match of the season.

Muhoroni Youth will entertain Kariobangi Sharks at the Muhoroni stadium while Sofapaka FC take on Sony Sugar at the Afraha Stadium.

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