Gor Mahia are now throught to the round of 16 in the 2016 GoTV shield. This after beating Nairobi Stima 2-0 at Nyayo stadium on Saturday.
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The goals were scored by Enock Agwanda and Meddie Kagere to ensure that K’Ogalo strolls to the round of 16
Gor Mahia stormed into third round of GOtv Shield after thumping Nairobi Stima 2-0 at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday.
The goals were scored by Enock Agwanda and Meddie Kagere to ensure that the Kenyan champions strolls all the way to the round of 16. Luke Ochieng’, Wellington Ochieng’, Chrispin Odula and Jacob Keli were given a rare start against the Nairobi power men, who had former K’Ogalo players Joel Bataro and Ivan Anguyo in their starting line-up.
The home side started the match well and in the 3rd minute, Enock Agwanda was fed the ball by Amos Nondi in the danger zone, but his effort was deflected out for a fruitless corner. In the 25th minute, Gor Mahia could have taken the lead as former Muhoroni Youth defender Wellington Ochieng’ played in a fine cross, but Agwanda was a little late to head in.
Both teams played cautiously, with Gor Mahia playing unusual long balls which were dealt with by their opponents. In the 42nd minute, Ivan Anguyo could have scored for Stima as the Ugandan took control of the ball in the box, but his effort was close to Jerim Onyango in goal.
A minute to the break, Enock Agwanda was fed in the box by George Odhiambo, but he failed to control the ball and the goalkeeper Bataro calmly collected it. The first goal however, arrived in the 48th minute. Musa Mohammed played a long ball to Agwanda, who did well to put it past a hapless Bataro.
Stima reacted well trying to push for an equalizer and they should have been rewarded at least a free-kick just outside the box later on as Wellington Ochieng seemingly fouled the opponent, but the referee played on.
It was a costly let off later as substitute Meddie Kagere ensured Gor Mahia qualify for the third round. Francis Kahata, who had taken Odula’s place, provided an assist for the rushing Kagere, who powered home a thunderous header.
Gor Mahia: Fredrick Onyango, Wellington Ochieng, Abouba Sibomana, Musa Mohammed, Luke Ochieng, Crispin Odula, Amos Nondi, Anthony Mbugua, Jacob Keli, George Odhiambo, Enock Agwanda.
Subs: Sammy Okinda, Eric Ouma, Collins ‘Gattuso’ Okoth, Francis Kahata, Baron Oketch, Meddie Kagere.