K’Ogalo were forced to toil before they managed to edge out the newcomers courtesy of a solitary goal from Rwandese striker Meddie Kagere. Coach Ze Maria now insists that the fighting spirit and character from the players won the side the much needed points.
“It was not easy against Nzoia Sugar. It was a very tough match because they (Nzoia) played a very good and tactical game. We needed to change our tactics so as to contain them and I am very impressed because my players put up a very spirited performance.
“Remember we had to protect a slim lead because Nzoia looked like they could hit back and level matters. My players responded well to keep the lead to the end. It was a good game from my players that takes us to the top of the table. They (players) deserve to be thanked because they managed to maintain the pressure from fans and also media.”
Gor Mahia are now leading the 18-team table on 25 points, two more than second placed Posta Rangers, who managed a 0-0 draw against Nakumatt also on Sunday.