Gor Mahia keeps pressure on Posta Rangers with 2-0 victory

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 01:00 | By
Rooney Onyango and Benson Omalla celebrate after netting goals during a past event. COURTESY/GOR MAHIA (X)
Rooney Onyango and Benson Omalla celebrate after netting goals during a past event. PHOTO/Gor Mahia/X

FKF Premier League champions Gor Mahia maintained the pressure on table leaders Posta Rangers following their 2-0 victory against Muhoroni Youth at Homa Bay Stadium on Sunday.

K’Ogalo entered the matchday 12 fixture seeking to halt a run of two matches without a win, and they rightfully took the lead through their top striker Benson Omalla, netting his eighth goal of the campaign. Chris Ochieng sealed the crucial win for them.

With Posta Rangers securing a 3-1 win against Shabana on Saturday, K’Ogalo felt the heat to secure a victory and narrow the gap. They are now just one point behind the mailmen, who currently sit on 25 points.

“It was a tough game for both teams; we tried our best to control the game from the start. When Benson (Omalla) scored the opener, I thought we would net more, but that wasn’t the case,” said Gor Mahia coach Johnathan McKinstry. He added, “A 2-0 result isn’t bad; we aimed for a win, and I’m pleased my players put up a good game.”

Gor Mahia has now won six matches, drawn four, and remains the sole unbeaten team in the top flight, while Posta has won seven matches, drawn four, and suffered a single defeat.

Muranga’s Seal’s impeccable run was halted after a 2-1 defeat against KCB at SportPesa Arena. Francis Kahiro netted the opener for the Bankers, and defender Hannif Wesonga doubled their lead. Batts Awita scored a late consolation for the promoted side.

“We weren’t good enough in the first half; our performance was lacking, and KCB capitalised to take the lead. Although we tried to bounce back in the second half, the late goal couldn’t alter the outcome,” mentioned Seal coach Gabriel ‘King’ Njoroge.

The defeat saw Seal drop two places to the fifth position on the 18-team table, securing 21 points, while the Bankers moved up to third with 22 points. Kakamega Homeboyz rose to fourth from seventh place after clinching a 1-0 victory against Ulinzi Stars at Ulinzi Complex.

Abana Baingo have now collected 21 points from six wins, three draws, and three defeats.

“We shoot ourselves down because we did not utilize the chances we created, football is about scoring from the chances you have and my players did not take the advantage, so Homeboyz got one chance and they used it, so we have lost because of our own mistakes,” commented Ulinzi coach Anthony Kimani post-game.

Meanwhile, Nzoia Sugar suffered a 3-1 defeat against Kenya Police, dropping to the 16th position with nine points. David Okoth and David Ochieng found the net for Police in the first half before Tito Okello grabbed the third, while Oscar Paul scored a consolation for the sugar millers.

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