Gor down Wazito to bridge gap with Mathare

first_img0Shares0000Gor’s Jaques Tuyisenge wheeling away in celebration after scoring the lone goal against Wazito FC. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11- Jacques Tuyisenge stepped off the bench to score the lone goal as the Kenyan Premier League defending champions beat Wazito FC 1-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday to move within one point of leaders Mathare United.Tuyisenge came in for Lawrence Juma in the 63rd minute as K’Ogalo picked up a third consecutive 1-0 result that sees them remain unbeaten this season after eight matches and a dream of a 17th title remaining alive. Just like he has been doing the entire season, head coach Dylan Kerr changed a huge chunk of his squad.From the team that played Saturday’s CAF Confederations Cup tie against SuperSport United, only two were retained for the midweek assignment.Gor Mahia’s Ehprehim Guikan tussle with Wazito defence. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeddie Kagere skippered the side starting upfront alongside Ephraim Guikan while Humphrey Mieno also retained his slot in the starting team, though being played in an unfamiliar position in central defense.The league’s new boys under the tutelage of Frank Ouna who, won the title with Gor in 2013 as assistant coach, put up their best team as they sought out a fourth win of the season.On the balance of chances, Gor should have completed the first 45 minutes with a few goals under their arms.In the eighth minute, Samuel Onyango broke through on the right with his pace, but he took the harder option of shooting at goal with Guikan and Kagere screaming for the ball, the effort being easily collected by Wazito keeper Philip Odhiambo.Two minutes later, Wazito had their first effort at goal with Patient Lukige taking a first time shot on the volley but keeper Shabaan Odhoji had it well covered.Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna giving instructions to his player. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWazito came close with another chance in the 22nd minute when Harun Nyakha put Piston Mutamba through, but his low effort was collected.Gor continued to pound as Wazito sat back waiting to attack on the counter and the reigning champions came close once again when Kagere’s shot from his weaker left foot evaded the target by a whisker after a pretty lay up on the backheel by Guikan.They came even closer on the half hour mark when Onyango’s inviting cross after skipping past two markers on the right found Bernard Ondiek, but his header went over.Towards the end of the half, Kagere should have broken the deadlock but his connection at the edge of the six yard box rattled the crossbar.It was the same affair in the second half and Onyango came close with a diving header in the 58th minute that was saved by keeper Odhiambo’s feet.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr with his assistant Zedekiah Otieno. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe introduction of Ibrahim Mao for Wazito changed the dynamics for them in attack and the youngster came close moments later when he was put through by Mutamba but his shot was saved by Odhoji.Mutamba had a chance himself in the 66th minute when he was picked out unmarked inside the box by a Lukige cross but he blasted it over.Gor finally broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute when Tuyisenge brushed a header beyond Odhiambo after rising up to meet a Cersidy Okeyo free kick.Ouna’s charges put up a spirited fight to get the goal back and probably hunt for a winner, but they couldn’t crack the Gor backline. In fact, it was Gor who almost grabbed a second but Philip Odhiambo pushed Guikan’s header from an Omondi cross to the bar.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Matic to Man Utd the worst decision ever’

first_imgTransfers ‘Selling Matic to Man Utd is Chelsea’s worst decision ever’ Last updated 2 years ago 22:01 9/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Nemanja Matic Manchester United Premier League 08132017 AFP Transfers Premier League Manchester United Chelsea The Serbian has flourished under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford and ex-Blues player Ray Wilkins shares fans’ confusion at the sale Former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins has slammed the club’s decision to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, citing his exit as the worst transfer decision the club’s ever made.The Blues have made some high profile transfer gaffes in the past, with the London side having failed to give the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne adequate time to shine before selling them on and having to watch them become Premier League stars.Red Devils 9/4 for the title Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina But Wilkins, who had stints as assistant manager – and caretaker – on two separate occasions at Stamford Bridge, believes the sale of Matic trumps the lot.“It’s the worst decision I’ve ever seen,” Wilkins told Sky Sports.“You’ve got a guy here who was paramount to Chelsea along with Kante in the middle of of the pitch, winning the title with Chelsea the year before and all of a sudden you’ve sold him to one of – or the biggest – rivals we have.“I say we because I am a Chelsea supporter so I’m speaking from the heart when I speak. I just could not see that for the life of me. Why would we let Nemanja go there?“He’s been outstanding for us and you’ve seen in the short period that he’s been there [at Man Utd] how he’s allowed Pogba to basically do what he wants.“I just couldn’t see that piece of business at all.”Matic scored four goals in 121 appearances for Chelsea, winning two Premier League titles, a League Cup and the FA Cup.The Serbia international has played every minute in the league this season for Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils, who sit top of the table after three games with three wins. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more