Gor Mahia suffer pre-season defeat in Sudan

Gor Mahia coach Ze Maria
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K'Ogalo registered a loss in their first pre-season friendly match

Gor Mahia have been beaten 1-0 by Sudan Premier League champions Al Hilal Omdurman in an international friendly match played on Wednesday night.

The hosts found the winner in the 22nd minute and hung on it until the ‘full time’ whistle. K’Ogalo were in Sudan on Saturday ahead of the match and having felt the match-day pitch, they were optimistic to register a positive result against the hosts.

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They started well with a few crosses in the first 15 minutes before Al Hilal diluted the tempo showing clear intention of winning the game. With around eight minutes to half-hour mark, Al Hilal took the lead with a low finish from a midfield pass.

The Green Army almost conceded a second goal in the 30th minute but keeper Boniface Oluoch has to be appreciated for his superb save. Gor Mahia came to the tunnel more energized but could not change the score-line finishing one goal down contrary to their expectations.

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Al Hilal have therefore successfully revenged against Gor Mahia owing to the fact that K’Ogalo beat the Sudanese giants by a similar margin in 2016.

Gor Mahia: Boniface Oluoch (GK), Karim Nizigiyimana, Musa Mohamed, Harun Shakava, Mike Simiyu, Ernest Wendo, Collins Okoth, Francis Kahata, Meddie Kagere, Amos Nondi, Timothy Otieno.

Subs: Shaban Odhoji (GK), Joash Onyango, John Ndirangu, Jeconiah Uyoga, Philemon Otieno, Jacques Tuyisenge, Wellington Ochieng and Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza.