Friday, 8 September 2017

The Nzoia Bogey - Gor vs Nzoia since 1979

It has always been said that Nzoia, in its various forms of existence, was Gor Mahia's bogey team. The notion is that matches between the two would always be 50-50 affairs over a season, with Nzoia winning in the West and Gor Mahia exacting revenge in Nairobi. Since their last appearance in the league in the 2005 season, it was generally expected that normal service would resume but Gor Mahia has already bucked that trend by winning the away fixture 1-0, thanks to Meddie Kagere. One would however argue that it was at Mumias and not the (in)famous Kanduyi. This weekend Gor Mahia will be seeking to do the double, again not in Nairobi but rather Kisumu. But is it true that Nzoia always posed a problem to Gor Mahia over the years? I decided to confirm this by going over results of all the meetings the two have had in the league.

Gor Mahia actually first played a league game against Nzoia in Kanduyi on 23 June 1979, and not surprisingly, lost 2-1. Nzoia got their goals through a Jimmy Onyango double while Gor Mahia's consolation goal came through George Yoga. However in the return leg at Nairobi's City Stadium on 6 October, George Yoga and Tim Ayieko each scored a double as they beat Nzoia 4-1 on their way to a fourth league title. Since then, the teams have played each other 37 times in the league, with Gor Mahia winning 17 of those matches while Nzoia has won 10 with matched ending in a draw. Gor Mahia has in the process scored 56 goals while conceding 32 goals. The boys from the sugar belt indeed proved a hard nut to crack at home and it was not until 11 June 1988 that a Peter Dawo inspired Gor Mahia got their first away win in Nzoia, courtesy of goals from Peter Dawo and captain Austin Oduor.

While Gor Mahia has a superior record, it has not always been an easy opponent for its strikers. Hesbon Omollo is the leading goal-scorer for Gor Mahia in this fixture with 4 goals with five other players on 3 goals.

Hesbon Omollo (RIP) has scored more goals in this fixture than any other Gor Mahia player


4 Goals  - Hesbon Omollo
3 Goals  - George Yoga
              - John "Zangi" Okello
              - Abass Khamis Magongo
              - Joseph Owino
              - Bramwell Mwololo

No Gor Mahia player has managed a hat-trick against Nzoia while 7 players have managed to score a double against them:

1. George Yoga [22/06/1979 in 4-1 win]
2. Tim Ayieko  [22/06/1979 in 4-1 win]
3. Abbey Nassur [23/05/1981 in 4-1 win]
4. John Okello "Zangi" [06/08/1983 in a 3-0 win]
5. Hesbon Omollo [14/04/1984 in a 4-0 win]
6. Abass Magongo [29/10/1994 in a 2-1 win]
7. Bramwell Mwololo [18/10/1997 in a 2-0 win]

Finally K'Ogalo's biggest score in this fixture is 4-0  in 1984 while their biggest loss margin is 0-2 in 1996 and 2001.






Friday, 18 August 2017

Gor Mahia vs Muhoroni Youth Preview

This Saturday Gor Mahia hosts Muhoroni Youth in a league match but is this fixture the most one sided in the league for Gor Mahia over the past few years? Since Gor Mahia shockingly lost 0-1 to Muhoroni Youth in their first encounter in 2012, Gor Mahia has won all the subsequent league encounters, scoring 24 goals while conceding only 2 and harvesting 30 points out of a possible 33. However a closer look at head to head results versus other teams that have been in the league throughout this period will reveal that Chemelil FC have fared slightly worse against the Green Army.

Chemelil has never beaten Gor Mahia over this period, managing only one draw and conceding 20 goals. Sony FC and Thika United are the only other teams to have failed to beat K'Ogalo in the league during this period. The toughest opponents for Gor Mahia during this period have been Ulinzi who have only handed K'Ogalo 14 points and won 3 times, joint highest with Tusker FC.



P
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
Chemelil Sugar FC
11
10
1
0
20
3
31
Muhoroni Youth
11
10
0
1
24
2
30
Sony FC
11
8
3
0
11
2
27
Mathare United
11
7
3
1
17
8
24
Western Stima
11
7
3
1
15
6
24
Thika United 
11
6
5
0
15
6
23
Sofapaka FC
11
6
3
2
11
6
21
AFC Leopards
11
5
4
2
15
10
19
Tusker FC
11
4
4
3
5
7
16
Ulinzi Stars
11
3
5
3
8
6
14


Back to Gor Mahia vs Muhoroni Youth; Dan Sserunkuma has scored 5 goals in this fixture, more than any other player with Jacques Tuyisenge scoring 3 times. Only Geoffrey Simiyu and Enos Ochieng have scored a goal for Muhoroni in this fixture.

Sserunkuma: Has scored more goals in this fixture more than any other player


Muhoroni Youth can however take consolation that the most famous victory in their history was against Gor Mahia in the 2016 Top 8 Final to clinch their only major trophy.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

When the Boys Ran Riot

It has been 2 years since the boys ran riot, walloping KCB 6-1. Earlier that season, they had also demolished Nakuru Allstars 5-0, the highlight of the game being that wonderful Meddie Kagere skill that left the Allstars goalkeeper bewildered. Since then, Gor Mahia has been more in the business of grinding out results, and are yet to score more than 4 goals. But it has not always been so. I delved into the past to reminisce about the days when the boys ran riot and have come across the following gems.

Enjoy

Date
Vs Team
Score
Scorers
04 Aug 1996
Al Fatah (Moi Golden Cup)
13-0
George Sunguti (2)
George Ousa
Eric Obura
Zedekiah “Zico” Otieno (2)
Charles Onditi (2)
Vincent Odhiambo (2)
Paul Wesonga
Dan Ogada
Charles Ogada
19 May 1974
Digo United
12-0
James Ogolla Kadir
John Chore
Peter Ouma (3)
Laban Otieno (4)
Allan Thigo (2)
Jackson Aluko
27 June 1973
Tiriki FC (Nairobi Provincial League)
10-2
Fred Siranga (2)
Martin Ouma
Allan Thigo (2)
Jackson Aluko (2)
Peter Ouma (2)
John Chore
22 July 1995
Kitale Rangers
9-1
Steve Odiaga (3)
Mike Otieno
Allan Odhiambo
Tom Ochieng
Dan Ogada
Zedekiah “Zico” Otieno
14 Oct 1979
Kisumu Hotstars
9-1
Sammy Owino (3)
Maurice Ochieng (2)
Andrew Obunga
Tim Ayieko
Nahashon Oluoch
George Yoga
19 Aug 1979
Nyanam
9-1
George Yoga (3)
Nahashon Oluoch “Lule” (3)
Tim Ayieko
Sammy Owino
Maurice Ouma
17 May 1980
MoW
8-1
Tim Ayieko (2)
Allan Thigo
Andrew Obunga
Sammy Owino
George Yoga (2)
Paul Oduwo
07 April 1995
Silver Stars
7-0
Eric Obura (3)
Joseph Owino (2)
Dan Ogada
Tom Ochieng
17 Dec 1989
Lake Warriors
7-0
Jared Achieng
George Onyango Fundi
Sammy Onyango “Jogoo”
Charles Omondi “Korea”
Mike Otieno
Austin Oduor (2)
16 Oct 1988
Panpaper (Moi Golden Cup)
7-0
Austin Oduor (2)
Sammy Onyango “Jogoo” (2)
Peter Dawo
George Nyangi Odembo (2)
08 Mar 1986
Kitale
7-0
Ben Oloo “Breakdance” (3)
Austin Oduor (2)
Hesbone Omollo (2)
20 June 1981
Mwangaza FC
7-0
Abbey Nassur (2)
Andrew Obunga
Hamisi Shamba (2)
Paul Oduwo
Austin Oduor
24 May 1975
Police
7-0
Martin Ouma (3)
Peter Ouma (3)
Allan Thigo
23 Mar 1975
Kisumu Hotstars
7-0
Francis Mudany (2)
Allan Thigo (2)
Maurice Ouma
Jackson Aluko
Benson Oballa
28 Feb 1971
Kisii
7-0
Martin Ouma (2)
Benson Oballa (2)
Tom Obondi
Stephen Yongo
Allan Thigo
20 July 1975
Champion
7-1
Allan Thigo
Jackson Aluko
Andrew Obunga
Peter Ouma
Maurice Ouma
Benson Oballa (2)
17 Mar 1974
Feisal
7-1
Allan Thigo
John Chore (2)
Laban Otieno
Jaoko Orifa
Francis Mudany (2)
11 Sep 2013
Shabana (FKF Cup)
6-0
Kevin Omondi (2)
Danny Sserenkuma (2)
Angelo Okumu
Edwin Lavatsa
10 May 2003
Chemelil Guza (President Cup)
6-0
Patrick Oyiengo (2)
Isaiah “Song” Omondi (2)
Emmanuel Wakata
Robert Oluoko
26 Sep 1998
Utalii
6-0
William Odidi (3)
Steve Odiaga
Tom Ochieng (2)
28 May 1989
Panpaper
6-0
Austin Oduor
Peter Dawo (4)
Ignatius Khaduli
31 Jan 1989
Embu Stima (1988 league game)
6-0
Sammy Onyango “Jogoo” (2)
Peter Dawo (2)
Isaiah Omondi
Joseph Owino
15 June 1986
Blue Triangle
6-0
Sammy Onyango “Jogoo” (2)
Anthony Ndolo (2)
Abass Magongo
George Nyangi Odembo
15 Feb 1981
Kisumu Post Office
6-0
Enock Obwaka
George Yoga (2)
Allan Thigo
Hamisi Shamba
Dan Odhiambo
7 Oct 1979
Ramogi
6-0
Andrew Obunga (2)
Allan Thigo (2)
Tim Ayieko
George Yoga
12 Aug 1979
Kisumu Blackstars
6-0
George Yoga (3)
Tim Ayieko
Nahashon Oluoch “Lule” (2)
30 June 1973
Mackenzie Dalgety (Nairobi Provincial League)
6-0
Martin Ouma
Jackson Aluko (2)
John Oduor
Fred Siranga
Allan Thigo
9 Aug 2015
KCB
6-1
Michael Olunga
Meddie Kagere (2)
Khalid Aucho
Enock Agwanda
Own Goal
31 Jan 1987
Meru Bombers
6-1
Hesbone Omollo (2)
George Nyangi Odembo (2)
Anthony Ndolo
Own Goal
01 Oct 1981
Nairobi KCC (FA Cup)
6-1
Peter Otieno Bassanga (2)
Abbey Nassur (2)
Gideon Hamisi
Maurice Ouma
Own Goal
19 Aug 1972
Nakuru Abaluhya (later Abeingo)
6-1
Jaoko Orifa
John Chore (2)
Allan Thigo (2)
William “Chege” Ouma
26 May 1968
vs Liverpool FC (later Mwenge)
6-2
Stephen Yongo (3)
William "Chege" Ouma (2) Olima Ayodo
22 June 1968
Kisumu Hotstars
6-2
William "Chege" Ouma (2)
Stephen Yongo (2)
Midiaga (2
17 Jan 1971
Kenya Airforce
6-2
Albert Oketch
Benson Oballa
Walter Molo (2)
Martin Ouma
Allan Thigo
16 Mar 1972
Nairobi Spurs (Nairobi Provincial League)
6-2
Fred Siranga (3)
Elly Otieno (2)
Allan Thigo
12 Aug 1972
Kimilili
6-2
Martin Ouma (3)
Fred Siranga (2)
John Chore