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Monday, June 8, 2015

Gor Mahia Finish First Half of KPL Season Unbeaten

Reigning Kenya Premier League Champions, Gor Mahia, beat Tusker 1-0 in a tense clash at Moi Stadium, Kisumu, to finish the half-season unbeaten.

Rwandan forward, Meddie Kagere had the capacity crowd at the Stadium celebrating after he found the winning goal in the 77th minute.

Gor Mahia began the match in a cagey manner and could have fallen behind as early as the third minute when Jesse Were was let through but Musa Mohamed recovered just in time to make a timely interception before the forward pulled the trigger.

The nervy moment awakened the two-time KPL champions and Michael Olunga thought he had scored against his former employers but Tusker keeper Martin Musalia pulled off a double save. Olunga was proving a constant threat keeping Brewers center-halves Donald Mosoti and Loyd Wahome awake all the time.

However, neither of the two KPL giants managed to take the lead with the game leveled 0-0 at the break. Franck Nuttal’s side began the second half with more intent and decided to attack the wings. Karim Nizigiyimana floated in crosses into the Tusker box but Kagere and Olunga failed to connect.

Kogalo would find the breakthrough in the 77th minute with Kagere netting, his 9th strike of the season. The 14-time champions managed the rest of the match to claim the three points which all but ended Tusker’s slim title hopes.

With Sofapaka losing 1-0 in a dramatic clash with AFC Leopards, Gor Mahia closed the half-season with a 12-point lead.

In a match played earlier at the same stadium, substitute Allan Katerega scored an 81st winner for Ushuru FC in a 1-0 win over hosts Western Stima. The dull game only sprung to life after Katerega entered the scene in place of Mohamed Hassan. He headed home a Moses Odhiambo cross to give Ken Kenyatta’s side the full points which took them 5th on the log.

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