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Boniface Omondi and the players who shone for Gor Mahia against Zamalek

08:21 GMT 04/02/2019
Nicholas Kipkirui and Shafik Batambuze of Gor Mahia v Zamalek.
The Kenyan champions got off to a flying start in Group D of the Caf competition after thrashing the visiting Egyptian giants on Sunday

Gor Mahia roared to a 4-2 win over Egyptian giants Zamalek in the opening match of Group D on Sunday.

The hosts came into the match hoping to start the campaign well, but had to do without the services of regulars Ernest Wendo and Francis Mustafa, who were suspended after accumulating two yellow cards each.

The Kenyan champions grabbed their goals through Jacques Tuyisenge (2), Nicholas Kipkirui and Dennis Oliech while Ibrahim Hassan scored twice for Zamalek.

Goal parades some of the stars that played a huge role as K'Ogalo cruised to a vital win that puts them top of Group D.

  • Philemon Otieno of Gor Mahia.J

    Philemon Otieno

    He was solid at the back, ensured the opponents did not use his department. The good thing about Otieno was his recovery and distribution from the back. His contribution in attack was also valuable; he is the reason why K’Ogalo did well at the back.

  • Francis Kahata of Gor Mahia v New Star of Cameroon.

    Francis Kahata

    Kahata was excellent in this game and contributed directly to the win. His cutback cross that led to Jacques Tuyisenge’s opening goal was world class. Went on to create several chances for his team and was a trouble for the Zamalek defense.

  • KENNETH MUGUNA, Shafik Batambuze and Jacques Tuyisenge of Gor Mahia.

    Kenneth Muguna

    After criticism from the fans and stakeholders since he rejoined the side from KF Tirana, Muguna did the talking on the pitch. He tackled and distributed the ball well, gave more than 100% and was composed.

  • Boniface Omondi of Gor Mahia v Zamalek.

    Boniface Omondi

    Omondi was a joy to watch anytime he was on and off the ball. His pace was terrorizing, skills were mesmerizing and passes appetizing. He knew what to do with the ball and at what time. Unlucky not to have scored in this game, but he is proving to be an asset.

  • Shafik Batambuze Nicholas Kipkirui and Nicholas Kipkirui of Gor Mahia.

    Nicholas Kipkirui

    Since his arrival from Zoo Kericho, Kipkirui has done his talking on the pitch. It was his debut in this competition but there was no sign of stage fright. He managed to get an important third goal for K’Ogalo to cool the nerves of the players and the fans as well.

  • Jacques Tuyisenge of Gor Mahia v Zamalek.

    Jacques Tuyisenge

    It was Tuyisenge's day to say the least. His movements were hard to track and was always a danger when on the ball. Scored a brace for his team, was unlucky not to have grabbed a hat-trick. All hopes this season lies on the shoulders of the Rwandan striker.
  • Gor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech celebrates v Zamalek

    Dennis Oliech

    Came in place of Nicholas Kipkirui with twenty-five minutes to go and made instant impact. His positioning and awareness gave the defenders torrid time. In the stoppages, he managed to get the ball in good position, leaving the defenders for dead, rounded the keeper before hitting the back of the net.