Kenya Football Watch: Joash Onyango, Kenneth Muguna Fumble in Tanzania As Amos Nondi Thrives in Georgia

Kenya Football Watch: Joash Onyango, Kenneth Muguna Fumble in Tanzania As Amos Nondi Thrives in Georgia

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:01 PM
  • Former Gor Mahia Youth Player Amos Nondi lasts the whole 90 minutes in Georgia as his side pick vital points in their push for the League title
  • Ovella Ochieng and Joash Onyango’s clubs fumble in their bids to close the gap on the leading teams with frustrating draws
  • In South Africa, no action whatsoever for Brian Onyango and Antony Akumu as Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs pick up wins.

Amos Nondi played a full 90 minutes to help his Dila Gori side beat Torpedo Kutaisi 2-0 in a Georgia top-flight match yesterday. Vagner Goncalves scored the opening goal in the 11th minute to set Dila Gori on their way.

Tamaz Makatsaria confirmed the three points in stoppage time. The win leaves Nondi’s side in second place with 22 points. Dinamo Batumi are first on the log with 24 points.

Amos Nondi, Dila Gori, Georgia Premier League
Kenyan midfielder Amos Nondi in action for Dila Gori. @pepeta
Source: Twitter

Ovella comes from the bench in his team's draw

In Botswana, Ovella Ochieng was named on the substitutes bench as his Township Tollers side drew 2-2 with Security Systems. Segolame Boy scored twice to ensure Rollers remained unbeaten in their last three matches.

Township Rollers are currently second on the table with 60 points, four less than leaders Gaborone United. They are aiming to reclaim the league title that they lost out to Jwaneng Galaxy last season.

Ovella Ochieng joined the side earlier this year on a one-year contract. He is a product of Kariobangi Sharks where his fine performances earned him call ups to the national team. He has amassed 10 caps to his name so far.

The 22-year-old has also had stints with Vasalund in Sweden and Marumo Gallants in South Africa.

Onyango's Simba Sc loses further ground in title race

In Tanzania, Joash Onyango was part of the Simba SC team that was held to a two-all draw by Namungo in a Ligi Kuu match. Simba lost further ground to defend their title as their efforts were frustrated by a spirited Namungo FC.

The Wekundu Wa Msimbazi fell behind two times but fought back to earn the point. The draw leaves them on 43 points. Their rivals, Young Africans, are way ahead with 55 points after 21 rounds of matches.

Onyango’s international teammate Kenneth Muguna was also in action yesterday as his Azam side fell 1-0 to Kagera Sugar. The former Gor Mahia captain couldn’t help his side end a winless run of three games. They remain fourth with 29 points.

In South Africa, Brian Onyango was missing from Mamelodi Sundown’s matchday squad as they beat Sekhukhune 2-0. Sundowns have already wrapped up the title but were merciless as goals from Aubrey Modiba and Peter Shalulile took them to 61 points.

Antony Akumu had a similar case as he wasn’t part of Kaizer Chief’s 1-0 victory over Marumo Gallants. The defensive midfielder was last named on the Amakhosi squad in February.

Mashemeji derby controversy

Closer home, Sports Brief had earlier reported how Kenya’s biggest match has been thrown into confusion, four days before the game.

The Mashemeji derby which usually pits Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards could be deferred to a later date as the lack of a venue bites the Kenyan League.

Leopards are hoping to use their good run of form to beat K’Ogalo for the first time since 2016

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