Nakumatt 2-2 Gor Mahia: Gallant Shoppers fight back to force vital draw
Goal Kenya.
The Shoppers had never scored neither collected a point in their past three matches against the sixteen time Kenyan champions

Nakumatt managed to score for the first time against Kenyan champions Gor Mahia in a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

In the 2017, they suffered a 2-0 and 1-0 defeats respectively, and this season they had already lost 4-0 in the first leg, but that was to change on Saturday at Machakos.

The Green Army came in as strong favourites owing to their healthy run in the league, where -prior to the game, they had won seventeen matches and drawn four.

Maybe that is the reason why many pundits were not amused when they took a deserved lead in the 34th minute courtesy of Ivorian Ephraim Guikan.

K'Ogalo had the better of chances to extend their lead before the end of the first half but good goalkeeping and wastefulness in front of the goal was the order of the day.

Hard fighting Nakumatt continued pushing for something in the match despite the fans cheering the home team; new acquisition Joe Waithera silenced them with a well taken goal in the 65th minute after a great move.

It did not take the home team time to realize what was going on and their reply was almost immediate, through Boniface Omondi. A defensive lapse allowed Boniface Mukhekhe to level matters in the stoppages, to give Nakumatt their first ever point against Gor Mahia.

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Gor Mahia's lead at the top of the table has been cut to fourteen points after Bandari's earlier 3-1 win against Posta Rangers. If Sofapaka manages to get a win on Sunday against Ulinzi Stars, then the lead will be down to thirteen points.

Gor Mahia XI: Shaban Odhoji, Wellington Ochieng, Charles Momanyi, Joash Onyango, Wesley Onguso, Bonface Omondi, Samuel Onyango, Lawrence Juma, Philemon Otieno, Kevin Omondi and Ephrem Guikan.

Subs: Francis Mustafa, Fredrick Odhiambo (GK), Eliud Lokuwam, Bernard Ondiek, Raphael Osudi, Cercidy Okeyo and Karim Nizigiyimana.

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