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Premier League

  • June 26, 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Nairobi City Stadium, Nairobi

Gor Mahia players in a past match

Gor Mahia 0-0 Thika United: K'Ogalo drop vital points

Gor Mahia players in a past match

Dennis Mabuka.

Stand-in coach John 'Bobby' Ogolla registered a draw in his second match in charge following the sacking of Croat Zdravko Logarusic on Monday

Gor Mahia and table toppers Thika United shared the spoils in a drab mid-week premier league match played at Moi Kasarani on Wednesday.

It was Gor who showed the first real intention to go ahead in the match with Musa Mohammed from the left-flank breaking into the Thika United defense and laid a neat pass but confusion between Rama Salim and Edwin Lavatsa meant that nothing much came off it.

Thika United took time to reach the Gor Mahia goal and it was only in the 11th minute that Cliftone Miheso had a shot at goal.

Nine minutes later, Mohamed again found Rama unmarked inside the Thika United defense but the danger man shot out.

Gor dominated from the half hour as the team appeared to settle more quickly into the match and put the Thika defense under extreme pressure.

In this situation, Thika were always bound to make mistakes and one of those earned experienced defender Dennis Odhiambo the first yellow card of the match when he was cautioned for pulling down Moses Odhiambo.

The pressure by Gor earned the team their first corner kick of the match in the 37th minute.

It was however, Thika United who ended the first half on a high note with David Kingatwa hitting the side netting in the 43rd minute. Gor's Mahia David Otieno also ended the first half on a yellow card for un-becoming play.

Gor went on the offensive right on resumption with a 1-2 move between Dan Ssenrukuma and Edwin Lavatsa ending in a fruitless corner. Gor then brought on Paul Kiongera for Eric Ochieng while Thika United rested Clifton Miheso for Francis Kahasa in a move that added punch up front for both sides but still there were no goals.

Thika remain at the top of the standings while Gor will have to be content with third position.