Kenya’s national football record 19 times champions Gor Mahia beat Kenya Poilce to move four points clear at the top of the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKF PL) as Vihiga Bullets were subjected to their ninth league loss in a row as the competition entered round of 18 on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
Gor Mahia 2 Police 1
Gor Mahia rallied from a goal down to pip Kenya Police 2-1 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi.
Benson Omala netted with only nine minutes left to extend his goal tally to 16 to top the scorer’s chart and guarantee the former champions maximum points.
Omala’s goal proved to be vital for Gor after Dennis Ng’ang’a had nullified Elvis “Machapo Rupia’s strike that gave the law enforcers an eraly lead.
Gad Mathews (GK), Paul Ochuoga, Geoffrey Ochieng, Joshua Onyango, Dennis Ng’ang’a, Ernest Wendo, John Macharia, John Ochieng’, Benson Omala, Austine Ochieng, Boniface Omondi
Job Ochieng (GK), Eric Juma, David Owino, Musa Mohammed, Harun Shakava, Patilla Omotto, Clifton Miheso, Lesley Otieno (Alvin Mang’eni 46′), Elvis Rupia, Duke Abuya, Francis Kahata
Homeboyz 1 Vihiga Bullets 0
Vihiga Bullets succumbed to their ninth loss in the league after going down 1-0 to Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamaga.
Brian Eshihanda netted the all important goal for Homeboyz and the first under their new coach Patrick Odhiambo.
Odhiambo registered a barren draw in his first game in charge as the Homeboyz coach against Nairobi City Stars a week ago.
City Stars 0 Ulinzi 2
Enosh Ochieng’ came from the bench in the second half to net a brace to enable Ulinzi Stars beat the blank Nairobi City Stars 2-0 win at the Moi, Kasarani Annex.
Ochieng who came in for Masita Masuta scored twice to help the four-time league champions register the seventh win of the season.
Nairobi City Stars
Jacob Osano, Dennis Wanjala, Herit Mungai, Kennedy Onyango, Newton Ochieng, Edwin Buliba, Clifford Ouma, Andrew Kisilu, Kelvin Etemesi (Daniel Odhiambo 85) Ezekiel Odera, Oliver Maloba (Vincent Otieno 85)
Elvis Ochoro, Timothy Muganda, Elly Osotsi,Calvins Masawa, Stephen Njung’e,
Ricks Omondi, Brian Birgen, Peter Glen, Omar Mbongi, Bonventure Muchika, Bernard Ongoma, Staphod Odhiambo, Boniface Muchiri, Hillary Simiyu, Masita Masuta (Enosh Ochieng 70),Stephen Etyang( Clinton Omondi 70)
James Saruni, Jacob Onyango, Elvis Nandwa, Alex Masinde, Elly Saenyi, Kelvin Thairu, Shannel Makwata
Talanta 0 Nzoia 0
Nzoia Sugar missed a chance of catching up with the 2022/23 FKF PL season leaders Gor Mahia after being held to a barren draw by FC Talanta at the Moi, Kasarani Annex.
Nzoia Sugar remain second on the log with 33 points, four behind Gor Mahia who lead the standings pending the outcome of the game pitting KCB against AFC Leopards on Sunday, February 26th, 2023.
James Omusinde, Shela Mandela, Luis Masika, Castro Ogendo( Ian Omondi 68),Vincent Otieno, Gershon Likono (December Kisaka 46), Danson Kago, Dennis Oalo, Alex Luganji, Herman Ngala (Barrack Odhiambo 46), George Onyango
Jairus Adira, Erick Lusala, Charles Otieno
Humphrey Katasi, Vincent Mahiga, Ian Karani, Randy Bakari, Kelvin Maliachi, Boniface Munyendo, Kevin Juma, Stephen Otieno (Elisha Wekesa 72), Hassan Beja, Joseph Mwangi, Yasin Sije,
Benson Mangala, Emmanuel Esekon, Timothy Wanyanga, Harun Thomas, Leonard Kasambeli, Alfred Emoni, Ian Simiyu
Bandari 2 Bidco 0
The 2018 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup champions Bandari beat Bidco United 2-0 to make it four wins in five matches at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Sports Club in Mbaraki, Mombasa.
Bandari’s Ugandan import Unar Kasumba opened the scoring in the 9th minute with a header before Abdallah Hassan completed the score in the second half.