NAIROBI, APRIL 2- Gor Mahia coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira announced his presence in the SportPesa Premier League in a thunderous way as he guided the champions to a 3-0 win over Kakamega Homeboyz at the Mumias Complex on Saturday.
Also making his debut was Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge since signing for the club in January for Sh4m move.
He marked his first start with a goal and an assist, scoring the second in between Enock Agwanda and Jacob Keli’s goals.
However, he had to limp off injured in the second half, a concern for him and Gor as he has just returned from a one and a half month injury lay off.
Gor had come into the match on a poor run of five winless matches and they had no choice but to push for a win with pressure mounting on them.
Agwanda ensured they started the match positively, netting his second goal of the season from a Tuyisenge assist.
The Rwandese should have added his name on the score sheet with two chances in the opening half both going begging.
Homeboyz managed to recover well from the early set back with Martin Imbalambala coming close with a header that sailed just over Jerim Onyango’s goal, with the two teams going to the break Gor leading 1-0..
Two minutes after the restart, K’Ogalo found their second when Tuyisenge made the most of a Homeboyz defensive lapse to seal his debut with a goal.
With Tuyisenge limping off after 73 minutes, Keli took his place and it never took him much time to endear himself to the new coach, netting Gor’s third four minutes later.
At the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, Sofapaka’s struggles continued as they lost the sixth consecutive match, going down 2-1 to visiting Chemelil Sugar who picked their second win of the season.
After losing a one-on-one scoring opportunity against Barnabas Tiema in the 25th minute, Jared Obwoge made amends ten minutes later, this time going an inch better against Tiema.
Five minutes later, Erastus Mwaniki scored against his former employers when he picked the ball from an Obwoge pass to shoot low past Tiema.
At the Thika Municipal Stadium, James Nandwa began his tenure as Thika United coach with a single point after his side held visiting Posta Rangers to a goalless draw.
Thika played close to 70 minutes of the match with ten men after skipper Dennis Odhiambo was sent off for a hard tackle on Georson Likonoh.