And the Ivorian made the most of the opportunity, tapping the ball between Kevin Omondi’s legs in the 37th minute of the game to hand K’Ogalo their 10th win of the season and retained their unbeaten start to the 2018 campaign.Head coach Dylan Kerr paraded his strongest squad for the tie against the bottom placed Sony but was forced to make a change pre-match with Jacques Tuyisenge being replaced by Guikan after the Rwandese forward picked an injury during warm-up.K’Ogalo utterly dominated the opening half pushing Sony to defend deep. They had their first chance in the 3rd minute when George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo’s cross from the right landed on Meddie Kagere’s path, but the forward could not put his header low with keeper Kevin Omondi beaten to the ball.Sony rarely threatened Gor and had half a chance in the 12th minute when Kevin Oluoch tried ghis luck with a volley from distance, but it didn’t bother Boniface Oluoch in Gor goal an inch.The reigning champions continued to dominate their ‘small brothers’ and they came close on the quarter hour mark when Humphrey Mieno’s shot from distance went over after the Sony defense blocked an Ernest Wendo effort, the ball falling on Mieno’s path.-Omondi saveTwo minutes later, Kagere forced Sony keeper Omondi to a fine save when he pushed his ferocious shot behind for a corner after Sony had lost the ball cheaply 20 yards out.A moment of individual brilliance from Odhiambo almost gifted Gor the opener when the winger took on a brilliant run on the left cutting into the edge of the box with some good footwork, but his eventual shot evaded the target by a whisker.The pressure finally bore fruit seven minutes to the break when Guikan’s outstretched foot from an Innocent Wafula low cross directed the ball between keeper Omondi’s feet.In the second half Sony were spirited to cut the deficit and they came in with pace, but they could not break up the Gor backline. Once, Derrick Otanga managed to weave his way past his markers on the left, but his cross back into the area was cut out by the Gor defense.Omondi who had been brilliant between the sticks for Sony made a brilliant triple save on the half hour mark, first keeping out Francis Kahata’s freekick before bouncing back to save Kagere and Guikan’s efforts from the rebound.-Blackberry chanceFour minutes later, George Odhiambo had a golden chance to take his side two up when a deep cross from Wafula found him isolated at the back-post but he headed across the face of goal.Sony had another rare chance in the 67th minute when Steve Otieno raced away from his markers on the left before delivering a low cross, but Fredrick Onyango’s attempt to direct it past Oluoch in the Gor goal was ruled offside.The Sony keeper continued with his heroics in goal and in the 71st minute pulled off another brilliant save to keep out Kagere’s effort from an Odhiambo pass before rising to block a rebound from Guikan.Kagere should have sealed the tie with three minutes left when he raced into the box from an Odhiambo pass, but his effort went inches wide after sending Odhiambo the wrong way.–Super Cup Gor will now shift their attention to the SportPesa Super Cup on Sunday where they start their title defense against Zanzibar side Jeshi La Kujenga Uchumi (JKU).0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagere vies for the ball with Sony Sugar’s Martin Werunga during a Kenyan Premier League match in Kisumu on May 30, 2018. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, May 30- Ephraim Guikan scored the lone goal as Kenyan Premier League defending champions Gor Mahia beat Sony Sugar 1-0 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Wednesday to move six points clear at the top of the standings.Guikan had not been lined up to start the tie but was quickly drafted in after Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge picked up an injury during warm up.
Soccers clubs across Co Donegal are to receive a €100,000 windfall from the FAI.The donation is to be made to mark the Association’s Festival of Football which takes place in Donegal in July.The FAI also announced today that its 2012 Annual General Meeting will take place in Co Donegal for the first time when it is held in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, on July 21. FAI Chief Executive John Delaney made the announcement at County House in Lifford today.“Since 2007 we have used the FAI AGM as an opportunity to showcase football in the host county through the addition of a week-long Festival of Football. This year, the FAI Festival of Football will run from July 15 throughout Donegal with the assistance of Donegal Co Council.“So far we have had Festivals of Football in Kerry, Mayo, Monaghan, Wexford and Clare and the format has proved to be very successful. During the week we will take the FAI all over the county and I am delighted that the clubs in Donegal have already embraced this idea enthusiastically.”Among the events planned are 32 club visits by FAI development officers, coaching staff, officials and well known football personalities, four football fun days in Buncrana, Dungloe, Letterkenny and Donegal Town.and four week-long FAI/eFlow Summer Soccer Schools throughout the county. Applications are invited for the €100,000 in funds and equipment from all clubs or football organisations based in Donegal from today until June 29 and may be submitted for refurbishment and construction projects or facility renewals.Consideration will also be given to projects which are currently in progress and which would benefit from an injection of additional funding towards their proper completion. Announcing details of the Club Grants Scheme John Delaney said: “The Club Support Scheme gives clubs in Donegal a unique opportunity to source equipment and grants. We will announce the grants during the week leading up to the AGM on July 21.” Around 250 delegates representing every league and divisional association in Ireland are expected to attend the AGM and will arrive in Letterkenny on July 20 ahead of the Delegates Dinner in the Mount Errigal Hotel at which the FAI will announce its Club of the Year and present the Service to Football Awards.FAI GIVE €100,000 FOR CLUBS TO MARK FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FAIFAI AGMFestiva of Football