Gor Mahia’s chase for the 16th Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title suffered a blow on Sunday as the reigning champions were held to a barren draw by a hard fighting Ushuru FC side at the Nyayo National Stadium in the highlight clash in the league schedule on Sunday 17 July.
Gor Mahia went to the game on the back of a 1 – 1 draw with Kakamega Homeboyz and badly needed a win to get their campaign back on track but in the end an astute Ushuru FC side frustrated their efforts.
The result meant Gor Mahia failed to take advantage of the slump by league leaders Tusker, who played to a 2 – 2 draw with a well – oiled Chemelil Sugar side at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.
Lloyd Wahome opened the scoring for Tusker at the stroke of half time but Willis Ouma leveled midway through the first half. There was time for late drama as new signing Allan Wanga got Tusker FC’s second on the 90th minute.
Complacency saw Hillary Echesa score a minute later to see the tie end in a 2 – 2 draw.
In the other matches played across the nation, Sofapaka managed to stop the rot by laying to a 1 – 1 draw with Kakamega Homeboyz while in the sugar belt, Sony Sugar beat Bandari 1 – 0 while Muhoroni Youth saw off Posta Rangers 2 – 1.