Sharks fail to conquer Mt. Kenya, Mathare win, as Gor thump Chemelil


Sharks fail to conquer Mt. Kenya, Mathare win, as Gor thump Chemelil
Sven Yidah and Brian Nyakan tussle for the ball during a Kenya Premier League match between Kariobangi Sharks and Mt Kenya United at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on January 2, 2019. The match ended in a one all draw. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia bounced back to wining ways with a priceless 2-0 win over Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
  • Nicholas Kipkirui, a signing from Zoo Kericho, gave Gor the all-important goal in the 46th minute, before Boniface Omondi added another to haul Gor's points tally to 7 from four matches

Gor Mahia bounced back to winning ways with a priceless 2-0 win over Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Nicholas Kipkirui, a signing from Zoo Kericho, gave Gor the all-important goal in the 46th minute, before Boniface Omondi added another to haul Gor’s points tally to 7 from four matches.

In an earlier kick off match at the same venue, Mount Kenya United held Kariobangi Sharks to a 1-1 draw.

Mt. Kenya drew the first blood in the 19th minute through Samuel Ndun’gu but Sharks hauled level five minutes later through Sydney Lokale .

Gor Mahia FC celebrate Ephrem Guikan's goal during their Kenyan Premier League match at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on December 12, 2018. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha
Gor Mahia FC celebrate Ephrem Guikan’s goal during their Kenyan Premier League match at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on December 12, 2018. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

Elsewhere, Zoo Kericho held visiting Bandari to a barren draw as AFC Leopards continued with their new found form beating Posta Rangers 2-0 away, Robinson Kamura scoring two first half penalties to seal the win.

Tusker beat Vihiga United by the same margin, Sydney Ochieng’s brace in 15th and 20th minutes handing the brewers the win at the Ruaraka grounds as Nzoia Sugar fell Ulinzi Stars 2-0 . High-flying Western Stima were held by Sofapaka to a one-all-draw.

Meanwhile, league leaders Mathare United continued with their upsurge after clawing  KCB 2-1. Cliff Nyakeya openED the scores for the ‘Slum Boys’ from the spot in the 11th minute before Clifford Alwanga doubled the advantage, five minutes into the break.

KCB’s Chrispinus Onyango scored a consolation deep into the injury time but it was too late to mount a comeback as the win further stretched the lead of the 2008 champions to 13 points at the summit of the league.

Collated Results

Zoo 0-0 Bandari

MT Kenya United 1-1 Kariobangi Sharks

Mathare United 2-1 KCB

Nzoia Sugar 2-0 Ulinzi Stars

Posta Rangers 0-2 AFC Leopards

Sony Sugar 2-1 Kakamega Homeboyz

Tusker FC 2-0 Vihiga United

Western Stima 1-1 Sofapaka

ZOO FC 0-0 Bandari

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