Gor Mahia register third victory in KPL
Former Tusker striker George Midenyo opened the account for Gor in the 26th minute with a brilliant shot that left City Stars keeper Ronnie Kagunzi rooted to the spot. It was Midenyo’s first league goal for Gor since signing from Tusker four months ago. The striker then set up Baldwin Ngwa to score the second goal six minutes later. Kagunzi was at fault though failing to hold onto Midenyo’s harmless shot with the Cameroonian tapping home the rebound. Despite Dan Serunkuma starting on the bench, City Stars had been the better side in the early stages of the match when the match kicked off creating the better chances. The Ugandan import came on early in the second half and reduced the arrears in the 68th minute after stealing possession from Teddy Akumu. Nevertheless,City Stars team manager Lawrence Njenga was irked by the match officiating describing it as mediocre.He said his team was denied a clear spot kick while another deflection from a Gor defender that ended in the net was also disallowed. But Gor Mahia croatian coach Zdravko Logarusic was delighted with the victory saying it will restore confidence and motivate the players to work even extra hard. Ulinzi Stars………….2
Sony Sugar………….1 Ulinzi Stars registered their second win in as many weeks following a 2-1 win over Sony Sugar 2-1 in another KPL tie played at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Saturday.
After a barren first half, the soldiers took the lead in the 55th minute when Lawrence Owino smashed home a Mulinge Ndetto cross past a hapless Wilson Obungu in Sony’s goal. Ulinzi continued to pile pressure on the Sony defence with wave after wave of attack and in the 65th minute Evans Amuoka found himself in acres of space and he coolly notched the second goal. Sony got their consolation goal in the 72nd minute from a long Enock Agwanda throw in that beat Jacktone Odhiambo in the Ulinzi goal. Thika United…………….1
Thika United continued with their winning ways when they edged out the visiting Muhoroni Youth with a solitary. It was yet again Kepha Aswani who scored his eighth goal of the 2012 Kenyan Premier League at Thika Municipal Stadium on Saturday. The victory moved the victors to fourth on 20 points while seeing Sylvester Odhiambo outfit remain ninth with 15 points.
Aswani netted the solitary strike five minutes into the second half, as the hosts registered their second straight league win. The well balanced match witnessed the two sides enjoying equal possession for the better part of the first half though they could not transform their huge sums of possession into goals. With the high tempo of the game from the two clubs, the visitors almost scored in the 25th minute but David Oriki was denied by his opponents.
And in the 50th minute, Arita set up his captain Aswani who scored the lone goal to keep his red hot scoring form.