Gor Mahia left an impression on their hosts following their emphatic win over Seychellois side Anse Re-Union. The hosts had very high hopes after unexpectedly holding Gor Mahia to a draw in Kenya.
Anse Reunion coach Juel Ah-Kong: “Gor Mahia were much superior than my team and they made it very difficult for my team especially as they scored early and we just could not cope with them. However, this competition served as a good experience for my team and we hope we will learn from this experience.”
Roderick Rose of Anse Reunion: “Gor Mahia are a very strong team with better technical players and we lacked a holding midfielder. We found it difficult to cope with them as was the case in Kenya. We are disappointed especially after a good away result. We had hoped for a better performance and result as we were at home in front of our supporters.”
Moses Odhiambo “Dube” played a corner to Raphael Mugai Klongera who let fly his shot from the edge of the penalty and the ball crashed against the foot of the post to roll past the desperate dive of goalkeeper Ricky Rose to give the Kenyans a stunning 1-0 lead.
Gor Mahia extended their lead in the 17th minute after some good approach work by Musa Mohamed who cut inside from the right to Edwin Jumba who linked up with Klongera, whose fierce shot crashed into the roof of the net as he completed his brace to make it 2-0 for his team.
Four minutes later, Gor Mahia were at it again as Ouma played a short corner to Mohamed who floated the ball to the far post to Ivan Anguyo who had sneaked in unmarked. Anguyo’s downward header found refuge in the net for a 3-0 lead.
Gor Mahia extended their advantage on the hour mark as Lavatsa collected a high ball to roll it to substitute Kevin Omondi who then threaded a pass to the same Lavatsa who raced towards goal to spring Anse Reunion’s offside trap and dribble past the advancing goalkeeper Rose to bury the ball into an unguarded net for a 4-0 score.
The final goal came in the 74th minute as Ivan Anguyo combined with substitute Danny Muzeyi who raced to the byeline before pulling the ball back to Kevin Omondi who guided his header into the net for a 5-0 scoreline.