Gor Mahia moved closer to clinching their 18th KPL title after a 2:0 win against Sofapaka in an entertaining match played at the Moi Stadium – Kisumu.
Two goals in the second half were enough to silence the visitors who put up a brave fight all through the game.
Samuel Onyango registered the opener in the 55th minute after getting a through pass from Jacques Tuyisenge who had received the ball after a string of passes in a move that began from Kenneth Muguna in the midfield.
Gor Mahia could have had the opener in the 8th minute after striker JacquesTuyisenge received a defense splitting through pass from midfield maestro Francis Kahata, Only for the Sofapaka goalkeeper to produce a brilliant save.
Another chance came in the 22nd minute of the game when midfielder Kenneth Muguna’s free-kick beat Sofapaka goalkeeper but went wide by inches.
In the second half, Oktay’s halftime pep talk to his boys yielded fruit as the first goal came in the 55th minute. Samuel Onyango latched on to a pass from Jacques Tuyisenge and did not disappoint beating the defense and lobbing the ball into an empty net with clinical precision.
Sofapaka piled pressure for an equalizer, but their efforts yielded no positive result, instead, they were punished in the 75th minute by Tyisenge who showcased his ability to score under any circumstance.
His classic one on one move after a well-masted counter attack initiated by Francis Kahata saw him beat Sofapaka goalkeeper, and netting home another beautiful goal of the season contender.
With a win today, Gor Mahia are just one win away from being crowned KPL champions for a record 18th time.
Gor Mahia will face Nzoia Sugar in a midweek encounter at the Bukungu Stadium in Kakamega.