ENPPI proved to Gor Mahia why they are the league leaders in the Egyptian league group A ahead of world champions Al Ahly. They soundly beat Gor Mahia lost 0-3. Two goals in the first half and one late in the second half sunk Gor Mahia. More to come later.
Ivorian striker Vincent Die Foneye put the hosts ahead after 30 minutes after making the most of a cross from forward Ahmed Omran.
Omran turned from provider to scorer four minutes before the break to double ENPPI’s lead. Striker Ahmed Raouf completed the score after 85 minutes.
Coach Zdvarko Logarusic inexplicably fielded a lineup with 3 strikers and only one defensive midfielder. This despite the fact that teams usually find it difficult to contain Egyptian teams in Cairo.
Gor Mahia now face an uphill task in the return leg to be played in Nairobi in a fortnight. To even the score they have to score 3 clear cut goals and concede none.
STARTING XI: 1. Fredrick Onyango –GK (Cpt), 19. Solomon Nasio, 3. Christopher Wekesa, 4. Donald Mosoti, 18. Ivan Anguyo(David Owino), 6. Anthony Akumu, 20. Joseph Njuguna(Ali Abondo), 14. Kevin Omondi(Musa Mohammed), 21. Rama Salim, 9. Edwin Lavatsa, 8. Danny Sserenkuma.