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Thika United beat Gor Mahia in friendly

19:05 EAT 28/01/2017
Gor Mahia coach Ze Maria
K'Ogalo registered a second loss in the pre-season preps after being beaten by Thika United on Saturday

Thika United beat Gor Mahia 2-1 in a friendly match played on Saturday at Camp Toyoyo grounds.

Striker Timothy Otieno, who spent the whole of last season on loan at Posta Rangers, put K’Ogalo in the lead six minutes after kick-off but the Green Army failed to hang on the disparity.

New signing Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza will be thanked for the assist but the score-line has to worry Ze Maria especially being this is his second deat from two matches of pre-season preparations. The first one was last week against Al Hilal in Sudan.

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Former Palos FC striker Edmond Bala was the man with a leveler in the 13th minute before Timothy Luda made it 2-1 in the second half. He successfully headed past foemer Ushuru FC keeper Shaban Odhoji to seal Thika United’s win.

Elsewhere, AFC Leopards enjoyed a 3-0 triumph in Embu against Embu Combined team on the same day; a positive signal from the Den under Englishman Stewart Hall.

Former Mathare United midfielder Whyvvone Isuza opened the scoring in the 15th minute before another new face in Marcelas Ingotsi Adebayor grabbed a brace by the 38th minute mark. He scored his first goal in the 23rd minute then competed the brace 15 minutes later.

The club’s Ghanaian striker Gilbert Fiamenyo was introduced in the 67th minute making some beautiful attempts in the second-half but the hosts stayed alert to keep him and the entire Ingwe team at bay.