Gor Mahia player ratings: Austin Odhiambo and reserve goalkeeper Caleb Omondi shine in dramatic win over AFC Leopards

Here are our Gor Mahia player ratings after their 1-0 win over sworn rivals AFC Leopards

Gor Mahia had the last laugh on Sunday as they managed to upset AFC Leopards 1-0 in an eventful Mashemeji derby that took place at the Nyayo National Stadium.

This despite the fact that they had to work for 60 minutes with 10 people. Nevertheless, the players put up a tough battle to earn all three points.

Here are the Gor Mahia players’ ratings after their monumental win, which will go a long way in helping them cement their title defense status in the FKF Premier League:

Kevin Omondi2

Kevin Omondi caused problems for his teammates when he was sent off in the 31st minute when he ran off his line and tried to clear the ball before Victor Omune could get into a position to cause problems on the counter-attack.

The red card seemed controversial because Omondi initially appeared to have no contact with Omune, but television replays showed otherwise. Still, his teammates had plenty of work to do when they were sent off after just 30 minutes.

Rooney Onyango-8

Rooney Onyango portrayed a lot of tactical intelligence and occupied different positions throughout the game.

He constantly rotated with Musa Masika and Sharrif Musa down the right flank, while Ingwe was keen to create overload down their right flank for the first 30 minutes.

His passing range was a joy to watch, with his crossfield pass to Bryson Wangai in the 17th minute a classic example of his dominant performance. Even when they were reduced to ten men, he showed great positional discipline, being able to choose when to attack and when to defend.

Sylvester Owino7

Joshua Onyango came on for the injured Emery Bayisenge and dominated his area alongside Kennedy Onyango, making sure he dealt with all the balls in his area, especially when Ingwe went straight after being reduced to 10 men. He produced a confident display.

Joshua Onyango-8

Like Owino, Onyango looked solid as Kennedy Owino’s successor, and was commanding and no-nonsense, keeping Victor Omune and then Arthur Gitego at bay.

Geoffrey ‘Simiti’ Ochieng’7

Ochieng’ was energetic throughout the match and was particularly impressive with his underlapping runs as Bryson Wangai stretched the right flank.

Alfa Onyango – 6

Was present all match as the deepest midfielder before being substituted, covering the ground well.

Austin Odhiambo-9

The man of the match. Scored the only goal after forcing possession and had the freedom to roam throughout the match. He was the lynchpin of the team before he was eliminated.

Bryson Wangai-6

Stretched the field well from the left flank and created a few chances for himself. However, missed some questionable open chances.

Musa Masika-4

Too bad he was sent off after the keeper was sent off, so he hadn’t played much to influence the outcome of the match.

Benson Omala-6

He contributed well to Gor’s goal when he pressed Levis Opiyo onto his front, allowing Austin Odhiambo to take advantage of the goalkeeper’s blind side.

Sharrif Musa-6

Sharrif Musa caused AFC Leopards all kinds of problems before Omondi was sent off with his directness and pace from the right flank, and did well with his defensive duties when down to 10 men.

Substitutes: Caleb Omondi -9

Another man-of-the-match candidate. Caleb Omondi was imperious in the air, controlled the area well, hit every long ball that came his way and exuded calmness. Played an integral role in their victory.

Severe Wendo – 5

Wendo was called in to monitor the match and held his own well.

Rodgers Ouma -N/A

Boniface Omondi – N/A