Klinsman Omulanga inspired the 'Slum Boys' from two goals down to deny Dylan Kerr maximum points for the fourth time in the top tier. Mathare United beat Gor Mahia both home and away last season then settled for identical 2-2 draw this season.
A well composed Tuyisenge went past Job Ochieng after he beat an offside trap from a well-lobbed ball behind the defenders, before firing from his weak foot to give K’Ogalo the lead with just eight minutes played.
The lads showed character to rally from two goals down and hold champions Gor Mahia to a 2-2 draw at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.— Mathare United FC (@MathareUtd) September 30, 2018
Jacques Tuyisenge and Humphrey Mieno scored for the hosts while Klinsman Omulanga and Cliff Nyakeya scored to secure a point. #SPLChampions2018 pic.twitter.com/HA6s4AgUfa
Mathare United came close to chopping off the lead, but Fredrick Odhiambo came off his line to close the space for Cliff Nyakeya as Gor Mahia survived a rare scare from the ‘Slum Boys’.
George Odhiambo missed a third clear chance for Gor Mahia just four minutes after the water-break in a sweltering Moi Stadium. The former Azam striker fooled everyone, including his teammates when he opted to go for a goal but his effort missed the target by a skin of a tooth in the 34th minute.
Mieno made it 2-0 for Gor Mahia after he fired past an exposed Ochieng after Mathare United failed to deal with a George Odhiambo's well-delivered corner. Afew minutes later, substitute Omulanga scored his second goal of the season for Mathare United when he pulled one back in the 66th minute.
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Nyakeya drew the game level from the spot after Joash Onyango conceded a penalty. The result left Dylan Kerr still looking for his maiden win over Mathare UInited's Francis Kimanzi in the league.
Gor Mahia XI: Fredrick Odhiambo, Haron Shakava, Karim Nizigiyimana, Raphael Asudi, Joash Onyango, Ernest Wendo, Humphrey Mieno, Jacques Tuyisenge, Ephraim Guikan and George Odhiambo.
Mathare United XI: Job Ochieng, James Situma, Johnstone Omurwa, Samuel Olwade, George Owino, Roy Okal, Crispin Oduor, Alphonce Ndonya, John Mwangi, Cliff Nyakeya and Clifford Alwanga.