For the second time in a row, the Congo United coaching staff said they were sure of beating Gor Mahia. And for the second time in a row, they came through on their promise. Their 2-1 win over Kogalo puts a severe dent in the title hopes of Gor Mahia.
Congo were first on the scoresheet in the 27th minute when Ali Mwachiponi found the back of the net from a set piece. It seemed like a harmless shot but it took a turn for the worst when it bounced and confused keeper Jerim Onyango. Gor Mahia poured forward in searcg for an equalizer with Edwin Lavatsa and Dan Makori both coming close. Erik Masika finally found the equalizer in the 75th minute after being set up by Lavatsa and sent Gor Mahia fans at the City stadium into raptures. The winner for Congo came on 84 minutes from a direct freekick. After the goal Gor Mahia once again poured forward for an equalizer. Anthony Akumu came close in injury time but it was not to be.
The loss pushes Gor Mahia into 5th position. While other title contenders like Ulinzi are rounding into form , Gor Mahia seem to have lost steam and have not won a league game in the last 5 matches including two losses. Its worth noting that Gor Mahia have not beaten Congo which is at the bottom of the table in three attempts. On Saturday however, Gor Mahia were the better side and had more attempts on goal. But Congo United rode lady luck all day.
After the match, Kogalo fans were left bewildered. Some angry at the loss resorted to throw stones at the Police. Many however accepted defeat calmly but lamented the loss to a team that seems destined for relegation.