Gor Mahia are through to the round of 16 in the 2018 Sportpesa Shield. This after they hammered Kenpoly 5-0 at Kenyatta stadium Machakos. The Nairobi county side were no match for the marauding K’Ogalo side.
Ivorian Ephrem Guikan notched a hat-trick. Lawrence Juma added another and Kenpoly scored an own goal.
Coach Dylan Kerr lauded his side for staying focused and playing well despite the glut of fixtures.
The players’ belief is amazing; we have had a tough schedule in the season but they keep going day by day and showing great team spirit. The dedication has been amazing and we can only laud them,” he said said Kerr to futaa.com
Some may take teams like Kenpoly for granted. But in past years, Gor Mahia were eliminated by lower tier teams. And the players cited fatigue as the reason. Such was the case in 2014 when GFE 105 of Eldoret eliminated K’Ogalo. In 2015, Nakumatt, then a lower tier side, eliminated Gor Mahia. And in 2016, Gor Mahia were sunk by Nzoia Sugar which at the time was a lower tier team.