Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia have their mojo back; after struggling so much at the initial stages of the season, the champions managed their second win in a row on Wednesday 6 April after beating Thika United 2 – 1 at the Nyayo national Stadium.
Mwinyi Kibwana gave Thika United the lead on the 25th minute after launching a counter attack and finishing it off with a right-footed shot that beat Boniface Oluoch.
Enoch Agwanda had a good chance to level matters on the 32nd minute after being picked out by Rwandan forward Jacques Tuyisenge but he shot off target when well placed.
Thika United were content defending deep and timing Gor Mahia on the counter; the plan worked well in the first half but backfired badly in the second after Gor Mahia coach introduced Francis Kahata and Jacob Keli while Innocent Wafula went in for the injured Ronny Omino.
The dividends were immediate as Tuyisenge levelled on the 53rd minute finishing off Hamza Muwonge’s rebound from a Keli shot.
Things got thick for Thika United when on the 72nd minute goalkeeper Hamuza Muwonge was sent off for a second bookable offence after knocking down Tuyisenge.
Eliud Emase was introduced with Timothy Ludda sacrificed and the keeper did well until Tuyisenge left him napping with an 86th minute header that won the three points for Gor Mahia.