Gor Mahia extended their Mashemeji derby dominance with a 1-0 victory over AFC Leopards at Kasarani Stadium on Sunday.
Boniface Omondi’s first half goal saw K’Ogalo open a seven-point gap at the top of the Kenyan Premier League table over second-placed Kakamega Homeboyz (47).
Marked out of 10, here is the Mashemeji derby player rating
Benjamin Ochan-The Ugandan’s howler nearly gifted Gor Mahia a second goal in the second half just after he had stopped Clifton Miheso’s thunderbolt. (6)
Collins Shivachi-He was caught flat-footed on numerous occasions, but he made a brilliant goal line clearance to stop Juma Balinya’s shot. (5)
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Washington Munene-Save for the defensive mix-up that lead to the goal, he had a great derby debut. (6)
Robert Mudenyu-Looked slow at the start and lacked positional awareness, but improved as the game progressed. (5)
Robinson Kamura: As the captain, he led from the back and did his defensive duties well. (6)
Said Tsuma- He partnered well with Collins Shichenje in the midfield before he paved way for Hansel Ochieng in the 84th minute.
Jaffary Owiti- He lacked his usual sharpness and pace on the wing. He was replaced by Boniface Mukhekhe after restart. (4)
Collins Shichenje-He anchored the midfield very well and provided energy in the centre of the field. He made the opposition’s midfield look ordinary. (8)
Elvis Rupia-Flushes of promise but missed a couple of chances including a sitter after the hour mark. (6)
Austin Odhiambo-Driving force with his mazy runs from the midfield. He provided a number of assists that could have resulted into a goal. (7)
Vincent Oburu-Not effective as expected. Poor decision making in most cases. He was replaced by Francis Manoah in the 74th minute.
Substitutes: Boniface Mukhekhe (for Jaffary Owiti 46’) 6, Francis Manoah (for Vincent Oburu 74’) 5, Hansel Ochieng’ (for Said Tsuma 84’) 3
Boniface Oluoch-His goalkeeping experience moreso in dealing with crosses proved invaluable for Gor Mahia. (7)
Geoffrey Ochieng-He looked uncomfortable in the unfamiliar right back role, but just got away with it. (6)
Michael Apudo-Not rampaging going forward, but he worked hard to contain AFC Leopards’ attacks in the second half. (6)
Joash Onyango-He made a decent return to the side from suspension. He made a series of vital tackles to deny the opposition. (7)
Charles Momanyi-Looked comfortable at the back and won a number of aerial battles. (7)
Jackson Owusu- The Ghanaian midfielder had an average performance. He didn’t create much going forward. (5)
Clifton Miheso-He was involved in Gor’s goal and forced a fine save from the keeper before being replaced by Samuel Onyango on the hour mark. (7)
Nicholas Kipkirui-Brilliant play in buildup but he missed a chance to put the game to bed before paving way for Juma Balinya in the 70th minute.
Kenneth Muguna-He looked quite and did not show the technical ability he is known for when attacking. (6)
Lawrence Juma-He was a pale shadow of his former self and he appeared subdued by Collins Shichenje. (5)
Boniface Omondi-He constantly kept Leopards’ backline on toes with his first half goal earning Gor the vital points. He was substituted by Ernest Wendo in the 80th minute. (9)
Substitutes: Samuel Onyango (for Clifton Miheso 60’) 5, Juma Balinya (for Nicholas Kipkirui 70’) 5, Ernest Wendo (for Boniface Omondi 80’) 3