Alwyn Tera in a past game against Dinamo Tbilisi. His team Saburtalo went seven points clear of Dinamo after seeing off Kolkheti Poti 4-1 on Sunday 21 Oct, 2018 Courtesy
Maiden goal for Kenyan mid in Georgian title race
By Patrick Korir | Mon 22 Oct, 2018 07:11

A 4-1 smashing of Kolkheti Poti on Sunday 21 October coupled by an earlier 0-0 draw by big boys Dinamo Tbilisi against Lokomotivi Tbilisi has Georgian side Saburtalo - home to Kenyan midfielder Alwyne Tera aka Chamla - dreaming of a first ever Georgian Premier (Erovnuli) League title.

Poti

Chamla kicked off the game with his maiden goal this season in the 12th minute  to pave way for a brace from Giorgi Diasamidze and one more by Vladimir Dvalishili to floor Kolkheti who could only muster a consolation in the 53rd minute through Luke Inmadze. By then they had already conceded three times. 

Chamla went on to collect a full 90 minutes to add on to 20 previous league appearances this season.

The damage on Kolkheti Poti sent Saburtalo to the 66 point mark after 29 matches thereby opening a seven point gap over multiple league winners Dinamo who have a game in hand.

The title race is however far from over  as the league wraps after 36 rounds. 

The Saburtalo- Kolkheti clash was the last of the Sunday schedule and a mismatch of sorts as it pitted the top versus bottom league sides.

As Saburtalo collected all spoils, 16-time Georgian League winners Dinamo dropped two crucial points after being forced to a 0-0 draw by Lokomotivi. 

Nondi

The Georgian league is also home to former Gor Mahia midfielder and Kenya U20 skipper Amos Nondi whose side Dila Gori dropped down from third place after a 2-1 loss to Chikhura on Saturday. 

Other Sunday results have since seen the club fall a place to fifth due to goal difference. 

Patrick Korir

Twitter: @tipkorir

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