It’s photo finish as big guns win

Saturday October 20 2012

PHOTO | MOHAMMED AMIN Gor Mahia’s Dan Sserukuma (centre) powers past Karuturi’s Simon Perre (left) and Victor Majid during their Tusker Premier League match at City Stadium on October 20, 2012.

PHOTO | MOHAMMED AMIN Gor Mahia’s Dan Sserukuma (centre) powers past Karuturi’s Simon Perre (left) and Victor Majid during their Tusker Premier League match at City Stadium on October 20, 2012. Gor won 1-0.  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By CHARLES NYENDE [email protected]

There was no change in the three-horse race for the Tusker Premier League title as leaders Tusker, second-placed Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, at position three, all won to almost guarantee a photo finish to the season

Tusker maintained their one-point lead at the top of the league table with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Muhoroni Youth at Kasarani.

Defender David Ochieng scored the all-important goal for the brewers in the second-half.

Tusker coach Robert Matano said he would continue concentrating on his matches and not bother about the chasing pack.

Gor beat Karuturi

And Gor needed a penalty to break down a resolute Karuturi Sports in a 1-0 win at City Stadium.

The match looked headed for a barren draw until the 77th minute when second-half substitute Kevin Omondi was brought down in the box and Ugandan hitman Dan Sserunkuma calmly stepped up to slot home the penalty kick and raise his season’s goal tally to 11.

Gor Mahia assistant coach John Ogolla lauded his team for their patience in a high pressure atmosphere where all three points mattered for either side.

In Mumias, Leopards snatched a late winner in dramatic fashion to down Ulinzi Stars 2-1, a result that effectively buried the soldiers’ remaining title hopes.

Other results:City Stars 1-0 KCB; Mathare United 1-0 Oserian; Sony 1-0 Chemelil.