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Gor Mahia fans celebrate big win against Bandari

Bandari 0-1 Gor Mahia: Bandari's home record shattered

Gor Mahia fans celebrate big win against Bandari

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The winners took a surprise half time lead at the stroke of the first half after international defender David 'Calabar' Owino rose to head home a corner kick

Kenya Premier League side Gor Mahia ended Bandari's unbeaten run at home this season after they picked all three points at Mbaraki Sports Club by winning 1-0 on Sunday.

The winners took a surprise half time lead at the stroke of the first half after international defender David Owino rose to head home a corner kick taken by Rama Salim.

The goal proved to be the only one of the match and left thousands of Gor Mahia fans who had thronged the venue thoroughly delighted.

The first half was a highly physical affair and Bandari goalkeeper Wilson Obungu had to be rushed to hospital in the third minute after he collided with Gor Mahia striker Paul Kiongera Mungai.

Obungu found himself in trouble when he came out to stop a goal bound Kiongera and the goalkeeper was treated for close to ten minutes before being rushed to hospital in a critical state.

Keneth Onyach came on for Obungu just after the quarter hour mark even as Kiongera received the first caution of the match for coming into the pitch without the referee's permission.

Generally the entire first half witnessed some rough tackles from either side of the pitch with Bandari's Raphael Okello also being cautioned for rough play on Kiongera who also took Gor's free-kick of the match in the 34th minute. The effort was ably blocked by Onyach.

Two other Gor Mahia players Edwin Lavatsa and Musa Mohammed were also booked before the 40th minute mark for rough tackles on their opponents.

Though Gor would celebrate going into the second half with a slim lead, they had their first chance of the match towards the break but this was wasted by Rama Salim who though unmarked inside the box headed out Kiongera's effort.

But it is an effort that galvanized Gor even further as they immediately won a corner in injury time of the first half which David Owino calmly headed home to give them the opener.

Everything that could possibly go wrong did go wrong for Bandari as in the second half they were reduced to ten men when defender Jeremiah Bright was sent off for a second bookable offense.

The move meant that Bandari could not risk taking their best men forward and were therefore restricted allowed Gor to carry all three points and ended the porter's unbeaten run at home.

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