Eliud Lokuwam netted the lone goal for Gor Mahia to collect maximum points in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) match against Chemelil Sugar at Afraha stadium in Nakuru.
The goal was good enough to see Gor Mahia close in to win a record 17th KPL title. The 10th minute as the reigning champions only needs two wins against Sofapaka and AFC Leopards to win the title.
With the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Rayon Sports lingering in the horizon on Sunday, head coach Dylan Kerr made sweeping changes to his squad, giving the entire second team an opportunity to prove their worth.
There wasn’t much to talk about in the second half from a scrappy display, none of the two sides being able to keep the ball for more than five touches.
The game changing moment came in the 68th minute when Kerr introduced Lokuwam for Samuel Onyango. The youngster repaid the faith Kerr had in him scoring the winner within 10 minutes of coming on.
A through ball from Cersidy Okeyo into the box saw keeper Aimo clash with his defenders as he came out to collect, Lokuwam taking advantage to bounce the ball off their path and slam into an empty net for his first goal in Gor colors