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Gor Mahia v Vihiga United Match Report, 23/01/2021

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Gor Mahia 0-1 Vihiga United: K'Ogalo back to losing ways
14:21 GMT 23/01/2021
Vihiga United vs Gor Mahia.
The hosts failed to take their chances and were eventually punished by their visitors

Gor Mahia suffered a shock 1-0 loss to Vihiga United in an FKF Premier League game played at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday.

Denis Wafula scored the lone goal late into the game to ensure K'Ogalo went home empty-handed.

The reigning champions came into the match aiming at getting their third win in a row. Prior to the game, they had managed to defeat Mathare United and Western Stima.

They came into the match as favourites considering the fact that their opponents have struggled for consistency this season. They had collected just two points from their last five league games.

K'Ogalo had managed to collect two wins from the previous four meetings with the Western-based side, drawing once and losing once as well.

It was a tight first half as Vihiga employed a cautious approach, sitting back and trying to hit their hosts with counter-attacks.

K'Ogalo were frustrated in the first 45 minutes and at the end of it, none of the two teams managed to get the opening goal.

The visitors started the second half better and they could have taken a lead early after the break, but David Simiyu missed a great opportunity in a prime position.

Tito Okello was introduced to help sharpen the attacking department and the towering forward had an immediate impact, helping to put the Vihiga defenders on their toes, but he could not capitalise on two chances he had.

The champions dominated, but they could not break down the resilient Vihiga defence.

With four minutes to go, the Sammy Okoth-led charges created a chance - Wafula managed to keep his cool to hand his team their second win in the nine league matches.

In another game played on Saturday, Posta Rangers and Ulinzi Stars settled tfor a goalless draw.

Gor Mahia XI: Bonface Oluoch, Geoffrey Ochieng', Philemon Otieno, Joachim Oluoch, Charles Momanyi, Ernest Wendo, Kenneth Muguna, Alpha Onyango, Clifton Miheso, Samuel Onyango, Jules Ulimwengu

Subs: Gad Mathews, Kelvin Wesonga, Andrew Juma, Sydney Ochieng', Tito Okello, Bertrand Konfor, Odhiambo Frank, John Macharia, Nicholas Omondi.

Vihiga United XI: Morgan Alube, Johnson Muyesu, Dennis Ombeva, Norman Werunga, Abisalom Onyango, Mark Okola, Wycliffe Nthata, Lesley Otieno, Alex Imbusia, David Simiyu, Denis Wafula.

Subs: Michael Matasio, Richard Igunza, Michael Odongo, Daudi Saisi, Sammy Sindani, Michael Isabwa, Patrick Okulo, Hilary Otieno, Lawrence Luwanda