Gor Mahia v Sofapaka Match Report, 30/10/2021, FKF Premier League

Gor Mahia 1-0 Sofapaka: Ulimwengu raises unbeaten K’Ogalo to FKF Premier League’s top

This is a 4th straight win for the record league champs, who have actually begun the brand-new project on a strong footing

Gor Mahia stay unbeaten in the 2021/22 Football Kenya Federation Premier League after a 1-0 win over Sofapaka on Saturday at the Moi Sports Complex, Kasarani.

Jules Ulimwengu scored the only objective of the encounter that saw the giants rise to the leading as they now delight in 12 points from their 4 engagements.

Sofapaka were not able to use a 10th-minute possibility that was produced by David King’atua as Ronack Elvis headed large from close quarters. 

Lawrence Juma – who has actually been related to a relocation far from Batoto bachelor’s degree Mungu in current days – was yellow-carded in the 12th minute for a nasty on Gor Mahia protector Dennis Ng’ang’a.

From close quarters, Austin Odhiambo – who has actually developed himself as a first-teamer in the Gor Mahia set-up considering that he signed from AFC Leopards – fired a weak shot in the 20th minute that Kevin Omondi had no huge issue gathering.

K’Ogalo took the lead in the 24th minute as Ulimwengu, who made a prompt run from the midfield,  fired previous Omondi who had actually not been seriously evaluated prior to. 

The 2009 Premier League champs might have equalised in the 32nd minute however a shot struck the crossbar as Gor Mahia’s goalkeeper Adama Keita was beaten at the same time.

As the 2nd half started, Batoto bachelor’s degree Mungu made 3 modifications with Alex Imbusia, Said Tsuma, and Titus Achesa beginning for Ronack Otieno, King’atua and Wilberforce Lugogo.

The visitors saw another possibility handled by Keita when Roy Okal – after he calmly gathered a pass from Sunday Ikehkhai – came close to discovering the back of the web in the 68th minute, with Sofapaka looking a more energised side after the 3 modifications.

From an appealing position, Juma – who scored 16 objectives for Sofapaka last season – stopped working to make a conversion from a free-kick in the 70th minute and hence rejected his side a golden chance to bring back parity.

In the 75th minute and with Sofapaka’s self-confidence growing each minute, Gor Mahia’s Mark Harrison made 3 modifications as Harun Shakava, Alpha Onyango and John Ochieng changed Ulimwengu, John Macharia and Peter Oudu.

Ochieng was warned in the 90th minute as K’Ogalo turned to a more physical technique to handle a resistant competitor prior to the referee included 5 minutes.

Gor Mahia will be trying to find a 5th straight win when they deal with Police FC on November 6, while Sofapaka will fight AFC Leopards, who have actually not been grinding out favorable outcomes, on November 7.

Gor Mahia XI: Adama Keita, Philemon Odhiambo, Yusuf Mainge, Dennis Ng’ang’a, Frank Odhiambo, Peter Oudu, Austin Odhiambo, John Macharia, Peter Lwasa, Jules Ulimwengu, Benson Omala.

Subs: Gad Mathews, Fred Nkata, Harun Shakava, Victor Ochieng, John Ochieng, Alpha Onyango, John Nyawir, Boniface Omomdi, Yangayay Sando.

Sofapaka XI: Kevin Omondi, Ambrose Sifuna, Ronack Elvis, David Nshirinimana, Roy Okal, Sunday Ikekhai, David King’atua, Wilberforce Lugogo, Joseph Waithira.

Subs: Fredrick Odhiambo, Titus Achesa, Hamdi Mohamed, Hansel Ochieng, Robert Karisa, Alex Imbusia, Sad Tsuma, Dan Guya, Geofrey Ojung’a.

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