Gor Mahia beat Ulinzi Stars 2-0 in a rescheduled Round 15 tie played at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Saturday afternoon to go nine points clear in the SportPesa Premier League standings.
Francis Kahata opened the scoring for the reigning champions with an easy tap in after George Odhiambo did all the spade work to set him up in the 12th minute and they managed to hold on to this lead despite constant threats by Ulinzi, who were really undone with poor finishing upfront.
Jacques Tuyisenge doubled the lead with just two minutes to the end of the match, capitalising on a goal mouth melee to slot in a Boniface Onyango corner kick.
“We had a good game and created very many chances that we unfortunately did not convert. Gor Mahia got several and made use of theirs and that is what made the difference. My defenders also lost concentration especially towards the end of the match and we were punished for it.” – Ulinzi Stars Coach, Dunstan Nyaudo
Every team wants to be the first to beat Gor Mahia and therefore there are no easy matches for us. We knew this coming into this match and expected a tough match. We made a couple of basic errors and gave them chances. We got a goal early on and that calmed things down. We’ve had a tough week and to be honest my players looked jaded – they really battled for the points and credit goes out to them. – Gor Mahia Coach, Dylan Kerr
After the win, Gor Mahia are now 9 points clear at the top of the log with 43 points from 17 matches