First half goals from Jacques Tuyisenge and Samuel Onyango saw Gor Mahia claim a 2-0 win over Tusker FC in a round 26 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) tie played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday 27 April.
Tuyisenge broke the deadlock with a close range tap in after 15 minutes, doing well to get away from his marker and getting onto Kenneth Muguna’s cross from the right. K’Ogalo had begun the game with intent restricting Tusker to mainly setpiece plays towards goal.
They would double their advantage with half an hour gone as Onyango, made sure from inside the area with second pickings after Robert Mboya had saved his initial effort.
The win sees Gor extend their lead at the top of the standings to seven points as they move to 55 points, but that could be reduced with the chasing pack set to play on Sunday.
The Brewers on their part remain in 6th place with 38 points, tied now with 7th place Sony who claimed a win over Western Stima.
Tusker found it hard on Saturday and rarely had Gor under any danger with a first half free kick from Boniface Muchiri, who came off with injury in the second stanza, being the team’s noteworthy attempt.
Former Gor forward Timothy Otieno largely inconspicuous in the game, thought he had pulled one back for his side to set-up a tense finale, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
The three points would come at a cost for Gor who lost Muguna after a rush challenge from Hillary Wandera with Ugandan Erisa Ssekisambu coming on as his replacement.
Another Ugandan, Hashim Sempala was also introduced in the second stanza, coming on to face his former side who he left during the mid-season transfer window.
The win sets Gor up perfectly for Monday’s clash against Ulinzi Stars in Nakuru. The two teams faced off less than two weeks ago in Kisumu and played to a 1-1 draw.