Gor Mahia beat Sony Sugar 1-0 in a rescheduled SportPesa Premier League match played at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Friday 29th June.
The reigning champions had issues of their own the entire week and rarely trained after their win over Posta Rangers on Tuesday. This was evident as they looked sluggish and Sony Sugar was the best side in the first half. The Sugar Millers were however undone with poor finishing as they missed a couple of good goal-scoring chances.
Jacques Tuyisenge connected well to a Francis Kahata cross to drill a low shot past Sony Sugar custodian Kevin Omondi, scoring the only goal that secured the three points. Gor now has 49 points from 19 matches, 15 ahead of second placed Sofapaka FC. Sony on the other end have 18 points having played 20 matches and are second bottom in the log.
“It was a fairly balanced match and I think we deserved to come out with at least a point. Miscommunication between my center backs gifted Gor Mahia the winning goals but I feel we would have got several of our own. Some of the players were nervous due to the fact that they were facing Gor Mahia and that affected our performance.” – Sony Sugar coach, Patrick Odhiambo.
“I am just proud of my players. My players are dying for this club and they are doing everything to defend the badge of the club. We capitalised on a good opportunity to score and that is what is important – we got the three points.” – Gor Mahia coach, Dylan Kerr