Crisp Gor drown Kariobangi Sharks in Thika

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Gor Mahia defender Harun Shakava (centre) celebrates his goal against Kariobangi Sharks with team mate Timothy Otieno at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on March 12, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu

THIKA, Kenya, Mar 11 – First half goals coming from Harun Shakava in addition to brand-new signing Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza in addition to a second half third coming from Jacques Tuyisenge were enough to hand Gor Mahia the first win of the 2017 season season as they drowned newly promoted Kariobangi Sharks 3-1 at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on Sunday evening.

Fresh coming from lifting the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup, Gor were motivated in addition to they showed the hunger of reclaiming the league title coming from Tusker who were on Saturday beaten 5-2 by promoted Nzoia Sugar in Nakuru.

K’Ogalo head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira had paraded a strong team, pairing brand-new signings Mugiraneza in addition to Kenneth Muguna behind the strikers with Ernest Wendo holding infront of the back four.

In defense, Ferreira went which has a back three of Musa Mohammed, Harun Shakava in addition to Wellington Ochieng while Godfrey Walusimbi in addition to Karim Nizigiyimana operated as wingbacks.

William Muluya on his side had anchored his team on brand-new signing Osborne Monday in addition to missing three of his brand-new strikers in Cavin Odongo, Ebrimah Sanneh in addition to Massoud Juma, he went with Rodgers Ochieng in addition to Duke Abuya at the top.

Gor dodged a bullet inside third minute when Boniface Oluoch pulled off a superb one handed save to deny Abuya after Ovellah Ochieng had used his pace well on the right to beat Wellington Ochieng to lay in a superb cross.

On the rebound, Rodgers Ochieng blasted the ball over.

Error prone Wycliffe Otieno almost put his side in danger when his short back pass to keeper Robert Mboya was almost intercepted by Timothy Otieno, although the keeper managed to get to the ball first scrambling of which out for a throw.

Gor were commanding in their play with Muguna in addition to Mugiraneza doing well swinging the ball around as they searched for an early goal. Nzigiyimana seemed back to his element with his dangerous forays on the right in addition to of which was coming from his ball of which Gor opened the scoring inside 18th minute.

Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi closes down on Kariobangi Sharks defender Pascal Ogweno in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on March 12, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu

Nizigiyimana picked the ball coming from a short start to a corner coming from Walusimbi swinging of which in for Shakava to head into the net.

of which seemed like something the K’Ogalo side had been training on frequently in addition to another routine off the training ground inside 32nd minute almost bore a second goal although Nizigiyimana’s shot at the edge of the box after Muguna had rolled in a corner for him went wide.

Gor got the second inside 39th minute when Mugiraneza tapped the ball into an empty net after Mboya had spilled a shot coming from Walusimbi.

At the start of the second half, Sharks head coach Muluya re-organized his side, looking to seal a leaking defense by pulling out right back Michael Bodo for Sven Yidah, the latter moving to defensive midfield while Monday moved to the right.

Sharks were more adventurous moving forward in addition to Abuya who had been doing most of the hard work upfront had a shot coming from the edge of the box fly just over.

Gor’s movement upfront was greatly reduced with much of the work being done inside midfield. Muluya made more modifications to his side, Mathew Odongo coming in for Rodgers Ochieng while Michael Misigo came on for Ibrahim Kitawi.

Towards the end, Oluoch was called into a double save denying Misigo’s swinging volley while he managed to bounce back up quick enough to pick up the rebound coming from Abuya.

Gor finished the job late on with Tuyisenge’s nifty touch at the near post evading Mboya in addition to into the net.

although Mathew Odongo pulled one back for Sharks late on, though of which was too little too late as Gor ran out victors.

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Crisp Gor drown Kariobangi Sharks in Thika

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