19 time champions Gor Mahia put in the most dominant performance this season as they faced rivals Tusker to win 2-1
On Wednesday, Gor Mahia beat Tusker 2-1 to close the gap on FKF-PL leaders Nzoia Sugar. K’Ogalo are 1 point behind the league leaders and have two games in hand.
Gor Mahia Head Coach Jonathan McKinstry applauded his team’s performance, “Today was really tough just as we had expected. We won because we tried to play good football and not their game of long balls. Tusker makes games very physical and you must be ready for that. The boys coped up very well.”
Tusker were outplayed and the one-goal difference does not reflect how the match played out. However, Coach Robert Matano will find this untrue as, according to him, the match officiating was at fault for Tusker’s loss,
“Even in the first goal, that was not a foul but a bouncing ball,” lamented Matano.
“Both were wrong decisions. We played well and deserved to win or register a draw but not a loss. It is the referee who influenced today’s outcome.”
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Gor Mahia took the lead through Sydney Ochieng’ in the 31st minute but the brewers equalized just 7 minutes into the second half through Tanzania international Shami Kibwana’s sublime freekick.
In the 67th minute, K’Ogalo had the chance to extend their lead through the league’s top scorer Benson Omalla after being teed up by John Macharia. The striker was however denied by Patrick Matasi in the Tusker goal.
In the 80th minute, Gor’s Boniface Omondi drew a foul off Tusker defender Charles Momanyi. Omalla scored from the spot to take his league’s tally to 12 goals- the top scorer in the FKF-PL.
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