Reigning Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia moved to the apex of table standings with a great display and a 3-0 win over Muhoroni Youth at the City Stadium on Wednesday.
K’Ogalo were in imperious form in the opening 45 minutes and goals from Shabaan Kenga, Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito and Erick Ochieng’ ensured they remain on the ascendancy.
David Juma seems to be slowly winning over the number one jersey as he started between the sticks for the third consecutive time with Jerim Onyango watching from the bench. However, in the opening minutes of the match, he never had much to do as Gor Mahia were constantly on the attack.
Gor Mahia, as is their custom, started the match with fire guzzling from their feet. Rama Salim had an opportunity with a header after just two minutes but it went wide. Danny Sserunkuma also had a chance after 13 minutes but his shot went wide after a good build up from the defending champions.
Gor Mahia finally broke the deadlock in 28th minute through Shabaan Kenga. It was a goal that came from another of Gor Mahia’s fluid movements with Kenga being tasked with only tapping the ball past Muhoroni keeper.
A minute later, Abbas Akinyemi had a chance to make an immediate response but his free-kick from the edge of the box was parried away by David Juma for a corner. They were made to pay five minutes later, Ugandan Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito striking a superb free-kick from the edge of the box after Danny Sserunkuma was hacked.
K’Ogalo continued with their early pressure dominating play as they sought to completely destroy Muhoroni, who had previously not lost in six games. K’Ogalo completed the early job three minutes to the break, Erick Ochieng’ heading in from Godfrey Walusimbi’s cross.
In the second period, Gor Mahia could afford to slow down on their attack and Muhoroni used that opportunity to press and attempt top overturn the three goal deficit. Abbas Akinyemi, Muhoroni’s most dangerous man upfront, attempted a shot from the edge of the box but David Juma had an easy pick.
Danny Sserunkuma had another chance for Gor Mahia in 57th minute but his stinging shot was parried away for a corner. Gor Mahia almost conceded an own goal after 71 minutes through Israel Emuge as he attempted to clear away but David Juma’s reflex was enough to keep the sheet clean. Muhoroni piled more pressure but a goal was never forthcoming.