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The players who stood out for Gor Mahia against Esperance

12:48 AM EST 3/8/18
Gor Mahia squad v Esperance.
K'Ogalo failed to use home ground advantage after they were forced to a barren draw by Esperance of Tunisia, but which players impressed?

  • Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava.

    #1 Harun Shakava

    The captain shone again! Many expected Esperance to hammer Gor Mahia, but that was not the case. In the entire match, the Tunisian side had no meaningful shot on target owing to the leadership of Shakava, who marshaled his defense with zeal. He has 90th more minutes to help the team past the North African giants.

  • Dennis Mukaisi and Joash Onyango of Gor Mahia

    #2 Joash Onyango

    Once again the defender proved he is what K’Ogalo need at the back with a top class display. Fast and first on the ball, Onyango won aerial duels and was quick in clearing the danger. He bailed out the team twice with timely interceptions and ensured his tackles were well calculated.

  • Ernest Wendo of Gor Mahia v Simon Ndungu of AFC Leopards

    #3 Ernest Wendo

    The battle was to be won in the midfield and K’Ogalo did it from the first to the last whistle thanks to Wendo. He made the midfield his own and was not afraid to tackle when there was need. He initiated attacks one of them almost led to a goal but was fluffed wide by Meddie Kagere.

  • Meddie Kagere of Gor Mahia v Leone Vegetarianos.

    #4 Meddie Kagere

    The beast on the pitch! Kagere kept the opponent's defense on toes with his intelligent runs and pace. He twice missed good chances, but his overall performance was perfect. He will definitely be the key man when the two teams face each other in a fortnight.

  • Francis Kahata of Gor Mahia in action.j

    #5 Francis Kahata

    The former Thika United player started ahead of Humphrey Mieno and did not disappoint. Kahata was at the thick of things from the first whistle as he kept the Esperance attackers at bay. He was also the man to convert the many free-kicks for his side. Overall, he was spot on and deserves a mention.

  • Gor Mahia player in action against Esperance.

    #6 Joachim Oluoch

    It was baptism of fire for Oluoch, who initially had not featured in any continental competition. He was first in shutting down the opponents in his respective area of defense and helped in attack when necessary, His display should worry Wellington Ochieng’, who missed the first leg contest through injury.