In a match played at the newly renovated Mombasa municipal stadium, Gor Mahia were unceremoniously beaten in the FKL cup by Congo United. Gor Mahia who had flown to Mombasa in yet another unprecedented event were literally brought down to earth when they lost on penalties (10-9) to Congo United.
The Mombasa side has proven a tough nut to crack having forced Kogalo to a 2-2 draw in the 1st leg. Wednesday was no different. Congo dominated the 1st 20 minutes but Kogalo then took over the proceedings.
In the second half, both teams were redueced to 10 men. Wycliff Ochomo was ejected for a second bookable offense. The game ended in a barren draw and went on to penalties.
All players from each team took penalties, including the two goalkeepers took penalties after Rama and Mwangili Selenga missed theirs.
In the second round of the penalties, Erick Masika, who had scored the opening penalty for Gor Mahia, had his penalty saved by Evans Omondi, while Rama, who had missed his first penalty, scored the winning penalty for Congo.
Scorers for Gor Mahia were Mohammed Musa, Moses Odhiambo, Nasio Solomon, Moses Otieno, Fred Onyango, Christopher Wekesa, Kevin Ochieng and Kevin Omondi.
Coach Zico said his players were tired after playing against AFC Leopards on Sunday. Which begs the question as to why well rested players like Ezekiel Odera were not used. Indeed Gor Mahia played very well in the first half but could not break through. Gor Mahia fans will now be hoping for a reprieve that will see them stay in the tournament as the best loosers.