Ugandan import Juma Balinya scored twice on his full Gor Mahia debut as they annihilated Nzoia Sugar 3-0 in a Kenyan Premier League match played at Machakos’ Kenyatta Stadium on Sunday.
In the other game of the day, AFC Leopards edged out Ulinzi Stars 0-1, through new signing Elvis “Machapo” Rupia lone goal at the Afraha Stadium, Nakuru.
Defending champions Gor Mahia went ahead in the dying minutes of the second half through Balinya, who tapped in a rebound from close range.
Balinya doubled the lead after the breather in the 64th minute before skipper Kenneth Muguna sealed the thrashing with the third in the 67th minute with another close-range finish from a rebound.
FT | Gor Mahia 3-0 Nzoia Sugar (Balinya 44’, 64’, Muguna 67’)#Sirkal
— GOR MAHIA FC (@OfficialGMFC) February 2, 2020
Gor Mahia opened a four-point lead at the top of the pile with 44 points, four off second-placed KK Homeboyz, who have played a game more.
In the biggest win of the day, Kariobangi Sharks decimated fellow strugglers Kisumu All-Stars 8-1 at the Kasarani Stadium.
Full Sunday scores:
KPL Sunday Results:
FT: Sofapaka FC 1-1 Mathare United
FT: Gor Mahia 3-0 Nzoia Sugar FC
FT: K.K Homeboyz 1-1 Wazito FC
FT: Kariobangi Sharks 8-1 Kisumu All-Stars
FT: Ulinzi Stars 0-1 AFC Leopards pic.twitter.com/YpTQfBr37q
— Bonface Osano (@bonfaceosano) February 2, 2020