Gor Mahia hammer SS Assad 5-1 in cup opener

Gor Mahia started their 2018 GoTV shield campaign on a sound note, by hammering Mombasa based SS Assad 5-1

Additional reporting from the Nation

Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia put up a fine show to beat SS Assad from Ukunda 5-1 during their SportPesa Shield round of 64 match at Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa on Sunday.

Lawrence Juma scored a brace with Innocent Wafula adding another for the visitors for a 3-0 lead at half time.

Second half substitute Eliud Lukowam and Jacques Tuyisenge netted for Gor with Tumaini Mussa getting a consolation for Assad.

Gor Mahia head coach Daylan Kerr was satisfied with his boys’ show and praised Assad and especially their goalkeeper for making some brilliant saves.

“It is the first I’ve come to the coast and I’ve seen a lot of good players,” said Kerr.

Assad team manager Habib Vumbi praised his charges’ efforts against the 16-time league champions.

“We could have done better but majority of my players are fasting,” he said.

Gor started the game on a high note taking an early lead in the third minute, when Juma beat Assad goalkeeper Swaleh Abdalla with a ground shot.

Juma made it 2-0 in the 12th minute off a pass from Ernest Wendo. Six minutes later, Wafula added the third with a calculated shot.

In the second half, the FKF National Division One League team started to dominate the proceedings and it was no surprise when Mussa scored from a free-kick which Gor goalkeeper Fredrick Odhiambo failed to hold.

In the last ten minutes, the visitors had an upper hand with Assad players tiring.

Lukowom scored Gor’s fourth goal in the 81st minute before Rwandese Jacques Tuyisenge put the result beyond doubt with a goal in injury time

20 thoughts on “Gor Mahia hammer SS Assad 5-1 in cup opener

    1. @jakoyo Your Cynicism Is Now Obnoxious. Whatever Beef You Have With This Team It Is Now Tending Towards Pettiness. Whether You Like It Or Not Gor Is Doing Well. Passenger Ni Wewe!

      1. @Akira, I agree with you. Whining is our hallmark. I am getting used. Even when it was easiest to say well done, some of us still find faults. They sometime catch my mouth noting (mako ga mana dhoga nono)

        Amor, Piny mor, Polo bende mor. For Good and my beloved club – Kogallo.

  1. Jasego kanyada kuodhna wach mawinjo mosmos ei rabolo kuom Paul Muceerezi of KCCA. Wakawe koso nang’o?

    1. En kaka iwache noo because nadwaro kelo Solomon Mensah but others in the office think Mucureezi is similar and cheaper koro Coach will have final word but mano bende onge GM EC kodagi coz of money then we settle for less but atemo kaa dhano

  2. Innocent Wafula played the whole 90 minutes and it appeared like he was training to bring in timely crosses which only lacked someone to tap or nod in.

    Central defence of Joachim Oluoch and Momanyi was not bad. The big problem remains lack of endurance. I don’t know what Ker means when he says that he was satisfied with the performance.

    1. The 3rd goal was scored by Walusimbi when he combined well with Wafula and released a hard ground ball with his left foot. Wafula is not left footed.

    2. @BB Then The Problem Is With You. Any Coach The World Over Will Be Satisfied With A 5-1. This Habit Of Rushing Here To Tell Us What The Should Or Should Have Not Done Must Cesse. We Are Gor Mahia Fans N Not Football Examiners Who Give Ticks N Award Marks On Each Game. It Embarrassing This Our Know-it-all Attitude!

      1. @Akira, your capitalized warnings are becoming boring. Post your own ideas or observations for a change and not reacting to each and everything!!!

  3. Kevin Omondi was an express Coach Signing who said he liked what kevin had to offer and was sure he would get back to the national team and be an asset for kenya.Now if the coach can sign a Huge Passenger of unmatched proportions what else can we say wuod jokamaa?

  4. It Is Cheap To Go Labelling Players As Passengrrs. Some Of You Who Call Players Names Here Are Probably Not The Best Performers In Your Work Places Yet Your Keep Encouraging You To Work Harder N Meet Your Targets. Do Fellow Orkers Call You Passengers? Players Suffer Loss Of Form. Under Ze Maria Kahata Was Almost A ‘passenger’ But Right Now He Is A Maestro. Please The Omniscients On This Siye Give Kevin Omondi A Break!

      1. @Akira and @JTGI..I humbly ask if i Jasego knows what is ailing a player such as k14 and have even talked to him over and over even going a step further to sit him down with his manager and agent Charles Korea Omondi and advise him but he keeps on doing the same negative characters that have him losing and dipping form and might never get fully fit,should i turn a blind eye or lie here that he is trying while omethoo moloyo Jasego and osiepa Jamriambo combined at South B?

  5. Akira I totally agree with you on the matter of k14 and let’s all get sober, stop this passenger name, we are really frustrating these players

  6. Well done boys, keep up the good work. The squad players did well.

    This season Gor should sweep all local trophies.

  7. That was a good job. Kerr has also given us the other side of the coin and I quote ” “It is the first I’ve come to the coast and I’ve seen a lot of good players,” said Kerr. I think that the man is on a scouting mission for the future of our Team. Some of the players will soon start to slow down in their games. I think that observations such as these can help a team not to be recruiting because of crisis. Probably some of those guys were players from the Coast region which sometimes back was known to produce very good players. Gor can has always been a testament to this fact. My thinking is that it should be followed very seriously. Some of the good players may not necessarily come through the Gor youth team but from a different club. Following a players progress over a long period of time also helps in making the right decision about them because you have a true progress report. Just sharing a thought.

  8. Good trial guyz let’s keep it on in kpl and even caf championship not only in gotv shield were simple teams are always to be beaten right?

  9. @musymo Once Upon A Time We Used To Sing The Following Song When Mighty Gor Lodt A Match: Ee Gorieee Wedewooo…To Tii Iloyo Adiii..?
    Brother Have You Ever Heard That Encouraging Song In Recent Years? All Wr Hear Are Complaints.
    Team Wins Complaints!
    Team Draws Complaints!
    Taem Loses All Hell Breaks Loose!
    Lets Go Back To Our Fanatical Support Of The Team So That When Our Team Loses We Still Come Singing:
    Eee Gorieee Wedewoooo…
    To Tii Iloyo Adiiii??

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