Joash sent off as Gor draws with USM Alger
Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia lost more ground in their chase for CAF Confederations Cup honors, after playing to a barren draw with visiting USM Alger at the Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday 16th May.
Gor Mahia had defender Joash Onyango sent off early in the second half after picking his second yellow card, but still waded the storm and indeed, created the best of the second half chances.
The Kenyan champions, who went to the game without their top striker Meddie Kagere, showed a lack of incisiveness in attack with Ephrem Guikan nowhere near the levels of the Rwandan who scored in the 1 – 1 draw against Rayon in the opening game.
Guikan however managed the first attack for Gor with a header that forced USM Alger keeper to a full stretch save for a corner, that ended fruitless and George Odhiambo had another good chance hit the post from a rebound after his header had been parried by the keeper.
Jacques Tuyisenge also had a good second half chance go begging after following up on his shot but took too long to allow the keeper recover and George Odhiambo thought he’d won a penalty when he was felled in the box in the 73rd minute but the referee ignored that too.
The result leaves Gor Mahia on two points and stay second in the group while USM Alger consolidate their lead with four points from the two matches,