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Spot-on Sserunkuma edges Gor closer


NAIROBI, Kenya, September 28- Gor Mahia stretched their lead at the top of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) after beating Chemelil 1-0 Saturday after closest rivals Sofapaka and Tusker faltered a day earlier.

Ugandan Dan Sserunkuma netted the all important strike with a tenth minute spot-kick after midfielder Kevin Omondi was upended in the box by the cane cutters skipper, Charles Odero.

K’Ogalo keeper, Jerim Onyango, was once again outstanding for his side as a Stephen Wakhanya free-kick and Jared Obwoge spurned chance threatened to send the teams level at half-time.

In the second period, both teams traded chances with Omondi who had a man of the match performance wasted opportunities to extend their lead as the game petered out to a win for Gor Mahia that brings them closer to a first domestic title since 1995.

Second placed Sofapaka were held to a barren draw by Sony Sugar whilst Tusker title defence is all but over after they were stunned 3-2 by Nairobi City Stars in games played on Friday in Nairobi.

Elsewhere, Karuturi Sport are all but doomed as the flowermen slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Muhoroni Youth who gave themselves hope of avoiding the chop via a 69th minute Enos Ochieng goal.

Early pacesetters, Thika United and Bandari played to a barren draw in the former’s back yard as Western Stima and Mathare United registered a similar result in Kakamega where the 2008 champions employed rearguard action to thwart the hosts.

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