Gor Mahia defy odds to go eight clear
Champions Gor Mahia defied the odds, winning their fourth game in 10 days to go eight points lcear on top of the Kenyan Premier League standings. K’Ogalo beat Sony Sugar 3-2 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu with Nicholas Kipkurui scoring an 80th minute penalty to send Gor clear at the top.
There was drama late on with striker Enock Agwanda forced to go in between the sticks in the final minutes of the game after keeper Samuel Njau was sent off for handling the ball outside the box and the millers having already exhausted their subs.
Their coach Patrick Odhiambo had also been sent off after protesting Gor Mahia’s late penalty.
Samuel Onyango had scored against his former side, restoring parity for Gor close to half time after the sugar millers had gone ahead through Joshua Nyatiny.
Enock Agwanda had broken the deadlock for Sony before Jack Tuyisenge took K’Ogalo level.
Meanwhile, Bandari bounced back to winning ways thanks to a brace from substitute Abdallah Hassan who completed a remarkable comeback for the dockers. Musa Ekai scored a brace with a goal either side of Shaban Kenga’s equalizer, to hand Mount Kenya a valuable half time lead.
However, Hassan’s second half strikes saw Bandari put to an end a five-match winless streak. The victory saw Bernard Mwalala’s side move to third in the standings with 36 points.