Rangers hold Gor Mahia in Narok

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) defending champions Gor Mahia FC were on Sunday 29th, December held to a 1-1 draw by Posta Rangers FC who had in fact threatened to make away with the full set of three points.

After a barren opening half, hosts Rangers- taking their match at the Narok County Stadium, went one up through skipper Joseph Mbugi who stepped up to drive home a 55th-minute penalty kick.

The champions had the first real chance in the game when Charles Momanyi’s touch at a Kenneth Muguna freekick proved too feeble and the ball rolled out for a goal-kick.

Sammy Omollo’s men would stay in charge of the tie with the slim lead but Gor rallied back late in the game, canceling the opener through Kenneth Muguna with five minutes of regular time left to play.

Gerson Likonoh, after some neat work on Rangers’ attacking left-wing, only needed a quick shot by Joash Onyango arrived in good time to thwart the danger with just two minutes left on the clock.

In the second half, Ranger began on a high, pinning the champions in their own half and after a flurry of attacks, earned a penalty through Likono’s industry on the left flank. Mbugi stepped up to make it 1-0.

Time was running out for Gor, and with just ten minutes left on the clock, a Boniface Olucoh goal-kick looked harmless yet it was the one hand the visitors some lifeline. Rangers allowed the long kick to land in the box and as it rose back up, encountered a hand. Penalty for Gor Mahia.

Kenneth Muguna stepped up to restore parity. It would end this way.

The draw leaves Gor on top of the log with 29 points from 12 matches while Rangers drop to 10th with 19 points from 14.