Kenya: 10-Men Posta Rangers Shock Gor Mahia at Kasarani


Champions Gor Mahia dismal’s performance in this seaon’s Football Kenya Federation Premier League continued on Wednesday after suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to 10-men Posta Rangers at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani Annex.

It is Rangers’ second win of the season and the first for coach Stanley Okumbi, who took over the reins at the club on February 8 from Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo, who is now K’Ogalo’s assistant coach.

This was the sixth loss for Gor and it puts more pressure on Portuguese coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto, who has now suffered his fourth loss of the season since taking over at K’Ogalo last month.

Despite the win, Posta Rangers and Gor Mahia remain 14th and eighth respectively on the log. The Mailmen are on 14 points after 15 games, while Gor Mahia are on 19 points after 13 matches.

Just four minutes into the match, Posta defender Michael Apudo recieved his matching orders after a bad tackle on South Sudan striker Tito Okello, who had a clear chance to score just at the edge of the box.

Apudo was facing his former employers for the first time since ditching them last month to return to Rangers.

With 10 men on the pitch, coach Stanley Okumbi’s charges resorted to a defensive approach.

The defensive duo of Suleiman Osman and Kevin Ouma thwarted dangerous moves from Okello, Cliffton Miheso and Brazilian import Wilsom Silva Fonseca.

Gor captain Kenneth Muguna then combined well with Samuel Onyango in the 12th minute and released Silva, but the Brazilian shot wide to the disappointment of the few fans in the stadium.

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