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Kagere scores as Gor maintain six-point lead

Gor Mahia on Wednesday notched a 1-0 win over Posta Rangers in an exciting SportPesa Premier League match played under heavy downpour at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

In other results, Sofapaka maintained their winning streak, whilst their also were wins for Sony Sugar, Kakamega Homeboyz, Muhoroni Youth and Kariobangi Sharks.

At Kasarani, Meddie Kagere was put through on goal by Kenya international Kenneth Muguna to end the contest.

Gor Mahia's Meddie Kagere wheels away in celebration after scoring their opening goal during their SportPesa Premier League match against Posta Rangers at the Moi International Sports Centre, Stadium on August 23, 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere wheels away in celebration after scoring their opening goal during their SportPesa Premier League match against Posta Rangers at the Moi International Sports Centre, Stadium on August 23, 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Gor Mahia's Meddie Kagere (right) leads teammates George Odhiambo (left), Kenneth Muguna (second left) and Jacques Tuyisenge (second right) in celebration after scoring their opening goal during their SportPesa Premier League match against Posta Rangers at the Moi International Sports Centre, Stadium on August 23, 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere (right) leads teammates George Odhiambo (left), Kenneth Muguna (second left) and Jacques Tuyisenge (second right) in celebration after scoring their opening goal during their SportPesa Premier League match against Posta Rangers at the Moi International Sports Centre, Stadium on August 23, 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Posta Rangers' Collins Omondi (right) tussles for the ball with Gor Mahia's George Odhiambo during their SportPesa Premier League match at the Moi International Sports Centre, Stadium on August 23, 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Posta Rangers’ Collins Omondi (right) tussles for the ball with Gor Mahia’s George Odhiambo during their SportPesa Premier League match at the Moi International Sports Centre, Stadium on August 23, 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Machakos, Sharks also defeated visiting Western Stima by a solitary goal. Francis Manoah came off the bench to score the only goal of this game with a quarter of an hour left on the clock.

Kakamega Homeboyz notched an identical 1-0 win over an off-form Bandari at the Mumias Sports complex, with Ali Bhai scoring the winner.

Ugandan import Umar Kasumba scored twice in Sofapaka’s 3-1 triumph over Nzoia Sugar.

“I am pleased with the victory and give thanks to the boys. Nzoia has many energetic boys who ran the entire game and made it difficult for us. Our aim is to exert pressure on Gor Mahia as we chase for the title,” said Sofapaka coach Sam Ssimbwa.

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Sofapaka coach Sam Ssimbwa gestures during their SportPesa Premier League match against Nzoia Sugar at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on August 23, 2017. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Sofapaka coach Sam Ssimbwa gestures during their SportPesa Premier League match against Nzoia Sugar at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on August 23, 2017. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Meanwhile, AFC Leopards forward Alexis Kitenge has warned he is aiming to stretch his scoring breakthrough into this weekend’s “Mashemeji” derby.

Leopards will face Gor Mahia for the third time this season in a second leg league contest at the Nyayo Stadium on Sunday. The fixture had initially been planned for Nyayo, then shifted to Kasarani before being brought back to the Nairobi West-located venue.

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It is in this clash – considered the biggest in the country – that Kitenge is planning to formally announce his arrival to all and sundry.

The 21-year-old Burundian has experienced a slow start to the SportPesa Premier League since his Sh1 million move from Bujumbura-based Athletico Olympique back in June.

The attacker however burst to life in style over the weekend, helping himself to a hat-trick during his team’s 7-1 demolition over Wazito in the GOtv Shield last Sunday.

RESULTS

Sofapaka 3-1 Nzoia Sugar

KK Homeboyz 1-0 Western Stima

Mathare United 1-1 Nakumatt

Muhoroni Youth 2-0 Thika United

Sony Sugar 2-1 Zoo Kericho

Gor Mahia 1-0 Posta Rangers

Sofapaka over the weekend smashed Nakumatt 5-2 in Narok.

Sinyolo scent hockey title as they face hosts Old Kampala

Six-star Wiyeta hit Saint Basile, sail into semi-finals