Gor Mahia are the sportpesa premier league champions

Gor Mahia are the sportpesa premier league champions

BY CORRESPONDENT/KISUMU,18TH NOV 2017-Gor Mahia  are the  2017 SportPesa Premier League Champions for the 16th time after they were crowned on Saturday.

Gor finished on 74 points following their 2-2 draw against Sony Sugar in their final match at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu.

It is Sony  who managed  to  score first  through George Abege’s  shot in the 22nd minute after he collected a loose ball from Geofrey Walusimbi.

Sony then continued puting up a  good spirited fight run with Kevin Oluoch leading other players  in giving Gor a hard time.Meddie  Kagere, struck twice in the 26th and 32nd minutes respectively to give Gor a 2-1 lead at the breather.

Gor Mahia fans celebrate after their team was crowned the 2017 SportPesa Premier League champions on November 18, 2017 at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu-COURTESY .

In the 71st minute, Sony Sugar’s substitute’ Geulord Yema scored the second goal to draw his level in the duel that was attended by thousands of jubilant Gor Mahia fans.

Hamisi Abdala was recalled five minutes to the breather for Joseph Omweri, in the second half, while Yema was introduced for Justine Monda in the 64th minute.

The results went down well with Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr who praised his boys for the win which he attributed to dedication and hardwork

“I am very grateful to the boys because since I joined the club it has been continuous handwork and good discipline and the results are here to be seen” he said.

The match was also watched by Kisumu Governor .Anyang’ Nyong’o, Homa Bay governor Cyprian Awiti and Senetar Fred Outa.

 

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