Meddie Kagere wheels away amid a challenge for possession from Wazito skipper Oliver Kilonzo during the match.
Omondi on a brace as Gor Mahia thump Wazito
By Fabian Odhiambo | Wed 13 Jun, 2018 16:45

Wazito Football Club's woeful run in the 2018 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season extends to six losses on the trot only this time it is courtesy of league champions Gor Mahia, the table-toppers making away with a 4-0 win in this week 19 clash staged at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu from 3 pm. 

Red-Hot Meddie

On-form Meddie Kagere, fresh from bagging the Golden Boot at the Sportpesa Super Cup, struck just two minutes into the clash, the Rwandese making the most of an Innocent Wafula delivery from the right flank. 

Wazito, the hosts on this day and known to pass the ball around, almost responded immediately but Kennedy Ayako's effort went just wide doing little to trouble Boniface Oluoch in goal for Gor. 

Rare starter Boniface Omondi made it 2-0 with 28 minutes played when a rebuffed Jacques Tuyisenge attack sprayed the ball in his path. The diminutive forward left Isaac Otieno for dead before firing into the top right corner for number 2. Coach Frank Ouna then withdrew Njeru Anthony for former Gor Mahia man Erick Ochieng while Humphrey Mieno paved way for Benard Ondiek due to injury before the breather. 

Gor would carry the two goal lead into the break.   

Second Half

Wazito began the second half on a high, neatly threading short passes in the midfield and one such instance would end with David Oswe's powerful drive going just over the bar in the 48th minute. 

The goals however seemed reserved for the champions as Francis Kahata, on the end of a laborious Innocent Wafula drive from the right- sendt in the third goal into an empty net in the 53rd minute. 

Having replaced Jacques Tuyisenge at the hour mark, Ephrem Guikan's first contribution in the match was powerful shot from the edge of the 18 yard area, this coming as a result of concentration loss from the Wazito back-line. Plenty more fixtures in-hand for Gor Mahia meant Coach Dylan Kerr had to play out his substitutions well and soon withdrew Kahata for George Odhiambo in the 77th minute. 

Boniface Omondi completed his brace with the last kick of the game when a beaten Phillip Odhiambo could do little to recover and match the forward's pace.

Gor Mahia held on to win 4-0 for a victory that takes the champions to 37 points from 15 matches and maintain their pole position one log. Wazito meanwhile remain rooted to the bottom spot on 17 points from 19 matches.  

Fabian Odhiambo

Twitter.. @Fabian_Odhiambo


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