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Gor down Muhoroni to open six-point KPL lead

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Gor Mahia Meddie Kagere celebrates with Timothy Otieno.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 19 – Giants Gor Mahia opened a six-point lead at the summit of the Kenyan Premier League table after registering a 2-1 win over Muhoroni Youth at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Saturday.

Timothy Otieno grabbed a brace as Robert Indimuli scored the consolation from a counter attack connecting an Ambrose Ayoyi cross.

In other results, Mathare United humiliated Zoo Kericho 6-0 while Sofapaka were 5-2 winners over Nakumatt FC, Thika United beat Nzoia United 1-0 while Posta Rangers were held by Chemelil Sugar to a 1-1 draw in Awasi.

At the Kisumu stadium, Gor extended their dominance over Muhoroni with Timothy Otieno producing a man of the match performance to see the record 15- KPL champions control the standings with 40 points, six ahead of second placed Sofapaka.

Otieno threatened at the quarter hour mark when he connected well with a Francis Kahata cross but his effort was thwarted after colliding with Muhoroni keeper Gradus Ocheing to force the match temporarily stopped in the 20th minute.

However, Otieno made impact immediately after resumption when he connected a Jaques Tuyisenge cross to break the deadlock in the 22nd minute.

Otieno was at it again moments later, completing a brace when he beat Muhoroni custodian on a one-on-one.

Muhoroni found their footing in the second half with the introduction of Daniel Omondi but Gor remained solid as Boniface Omondi nearly extended K’Ogalo’s lead after hitting the side net from a Karim Nzigimana cross.

On fire Gor were denied by the cross bar in the 71st minute through Rwandese forward Tuyisenge before he was substituted for talisman Meddie Kagere.

On the other hand, Muhoroni introduced the attacking duo of Francis Oduor and Venval Thomas, seeking to come back in the game and their efforts started to bear fruits after Indimuli pulled one goal back.

However, it was too late as Gor held on the lead to collect maximum points.

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