Gor Mahia have remained on course for the league trophy following a hard fought win over Chemelil Sugar courtesy of Dan Sserunkuma’s lone goalGor Mahia continued with their surge for the elusive Kenya Premier League title after edging out a stubborn Chemelil Sugar 1-0 in a closely fought match played at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday.
Ugandan striker Dan Sserunkuma scored the only goal in the 7th minute after slotting home from the penalty spot.
The penalty was awarded after Kevin Omondi was brought down inside Chemelil box as he attempted to beat his marker earning his side a crucial penalty from which Sserunkuma calmly slotted home.
The goal came at a time when Gor Mahia were on the offensive and had failed to go ahead in the fifth minute courtesy of Moses Odhiambo, who flipped a beautiful ball from Omondi. But the sugar millers were very dangerous on set pieces with Gor Mahia making mistakes of conceding too many of them just outside their danger zone.
On the 20th minute mark, Joseph Mwaniki's long free-kick was punched into play by Jerim Onyango but there was no one to complete the effort. But the best chance for the visitors came five minutes later and this time Tony Obwoge beat an off-side trap by Gor Mahia defenders and found himself with only Onyango to beat in goal.
The Chemelil forward hesitated and allowed Onyango to stop him in another outstanding performance. Gor were back on the offensive three minutes later with Moses Odhiambo's flip hitting the post with Jairus Adira well beaten.
Gor Mahia midfield was leaving too much space for Chemelil to play the ball and this created pressure on the defense time and again but the sugar millers failed to take advantage of their chances.
The second half of the match witnessed numerous lost opportunities from each side of the pitch. Gor Mahia pulled out Moses Odhiambo for Joseph Wanyonyi in a move that gave them more punch upfront but was not enough to give them a second goal.