Gor Mahia beat JKU of Zanzibar 2-0 in the 3rd place playoff of the 2018 CECAFA club cup. The goals came from Burundian new signing Francis Mustafa and Samuel Onyango. The first half was scoreless before Mustafa put Gor Mahia ahead in the 52nd minute. This brings his tally at Gor Mahia to two goals. With time running out, Samuel Onyango added a second.
In the process, Gor Mahia were awarded Ksh 1 million in prize money. One can only hope that the prize money will go to the players given the effort they have put into this tournament despite all the obstacles and issues they have faced. When Gor Mahia were awarded Ksh 3 million for winning the Sportpesa Super cup, only one third of that money went to the players.
Gor Mahia now turns their attention to the COnfederations cup match against Yanga on Wednesday. They must win this match to keep their hopes of advancing alive.
Coach Kerr rested several key players. In addition to the likes of Shakava and Blackberry who have injuries, the coach also rested Tuyisenge and Kahata.
Gor Mahia XI: Shaban Odhoji, Philemon Otieno, Innocent Wafula, Joash Onyango, Charles Momanyi, Lawrence Juma, Boniface Omondi, Kevin Omondi, Samuel Onyango and Francis Mustafa.