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Karim Nizigiyimana of Gor Mahia and Kenyan Premier League Team of the Week

10:07 SAST 2018/08/27
Karim Nizigiyimana of Gor Mahia v Sofapaka.
In a weekend that saw Gor Mahia crowned champions for a record 17th times after seeing off rivals AFC Leopards, which players stood out?

  • Kariobangi Sharks squad.

    #1 Goalkeeper -Gad Mathews - Sharks

    It was a tight one between him and Fredrick Odhiambo of Gor Mahia, but the Sharks keeper came through. He was on top form against Sofapaka, making a number of world class saves to deny Batoto ba Mungu.

  • Gor Mahia Karim Nizigiyimana v Sofapaka.

    #2 Right back - Nizigiyimana - Gor Mahia

    Was on song against AFC Leopards in the Mashemeji Derby. Made crucial interceptions to stop the opponents from scoring. He provided a pass from which Boniface Omondi created an assist that Bernard Ondiek scored.

  • BRIAN OTIENO of Nzoia v BOLTON OMWENGA of Kariobangi Sharks.

    #3 Left back - Bolton Omwenga - Sharks

    He was very impressive against Batoto ba Mungu and handled anything thrown at him with ease. Created several scoring chances for his team as well from set pieces and crosses, but the most vital part was his good defending.

  • Eugine Ambulwa of Nakumatt v Ezekiel Odera of AFC Leopards.

    #4 Center back - Ambulwa - Nakumatt

    The second week in a row Ambulwa is making it to the Team of the Week. He marshaled the defense well, winning most aerial duels as well as the most fifty/fifty challenges. A perfect defender for Nakumatt.

  • Wesley Onguso of Gor Mahia v Nakumatt.

    #5 Center back - Wesley Onguso - Gor Mahia

    Facing AFC Leopards attackers and stopping them on their tracks was never going to be an easy task. However, the former Sofapaka defender did well, and managed to partner Charles Momanyi effectively.

  • Cecidy Okeyo of Gor Mahia v Jerry Santo of Posta Rangers.j

    #6 Holding midfielder - Okeyo - Gor Mahia

    The former Tusker FC player ensured K’Ogalo midfield remained intact and controlled the proceedings especially in the first half. He was easy at times but could also make tackles when situation called for it.

  • Chrisphine Oduor of Mathare United.

    #7 Creative midfielder: Chris Oduor - Mathare United

    He gave everything against Zoo Kericho, managed to create several chances, but the notable one was an assist for Roy Okal. He released the ball just on time to beat the offside trap for his colleague to score.

  • Nakumatt celebrate v Posta Rangers.

    #8 Creative midfielder - Moses Odhiambo - Nakumatt

    The former Gor Mahia star was in the mood last weekend. Showed his class against Posta Rangers and managed to create an assist from which Amani Kayata scored. Controlled the game well and helped the shoppers settle fast.

  • Bandari Players celebrate a goal

    #9 Right offensive - Hassan Abdalla - Bandari

    The winger terrorized Nzoia Sugar players from the start, and at times it was Eliakim Mangala who was called into action to deny him. It was a match that he was unfortunate not to score, but his crosses, and chances creation was excellent.

  • Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards.

    #10 Left Offensive - Boniface Omondi - Gor Mahia

    Was involved in all Gor Mahia goals on Saturday in the Mashemeji Derby. In the first one, he did well to go past several defenders before unleashing an unstoppable shot past Ezekiel Owade. The second, he kept his cool to set Bernard Ondiek.

  • Zoo Kericho v AFC Leopards on Saturday.

    #11 Forward - Nicholas Kipkirui - Zoo Kericho

    Was on top form against Mathare United, and unlucky not to score a brace thanks to excellent saves by keeper David Okello. Managed to create an assist for his team to get a point against the ‘slum boys’.