Gor Mahia showed that despite having won the league, they have not lost their sharpness nor their hunger. They beat a hard fighting Ushuru side 3-2 at Nyayo stadium on Sunday. A brace from Rwandese marksman Meddie Kagere plus a rare goal from Collins Okoth “Gattuso” gave Gor Mahia a well deserved win of Ushuru in a GoTV shield round of 32 encounter.
It was defensive midfielder “Gattuso” who opened the scoring as early as the 5th minute when he deflected a cross from hardworking Innocent Wafula. The taxmen leveled matters in the 8th minute via Mohamed Hassan who scored from close range. Gor Mahia then dominated the proceedings with the lion’s share of possession. The taxmen defended doggedly. That is until Karim Nizigiyimana sent one of his inch perfect crosses exactly to where Kagere wanted it. Kagere made no mistake heading home. Those two have connected several times for a goal and it came as no surprise this time. Gor Mahia went into the breather leading 2-1.
Gor Mahia started the second half as they had finished the first , keeping the Ushuru defence busy. Michael Olunga in particular was a constant thorn in Ushuru’s flesh. However it was Ushuru who scored. And once again it was Mohamed Hassan who evaded the Gor Mahia defence to score.
The winner for Gor Mahia came when Geoffrey Walusimbi sent a left wing cross which Ushuru goalkeeper Samuel Odhiambo mishandled. The always alert Kagere was on hand to pick up the gift and score, giving Gor Mahia a well deserved 3-2 win
Gor Mahia Jerry Onyango – Musa Mohammed – Karim Nizigiyimana – Collins Okoth(70’ Enock Agwanda ) – George Odhiambo (58’ Ali Abondo) – Innocent Wafula – Harun Shakava – Meddie Kagere – Godfrey Walusimbi – Michael Olunga – Khalid Aucho
Unused subs : David Juma – Ronald Omino – Bernard – Ernest Wendo – Timothy Otieno
Ushuru: Samuel Odhiambo – Philemon Otieno ( 87 Evans Kiwanuka) – Joseph Shikokoti – Rodgers – David Otieno – Kanamuli Kapilima – Nelson Marasowe Roosevelt Balty (62’ Allan Kateregga) – Moses Arita – Edwin Misiko – Mohammed Hassan
Unused subs: Kevin Otieno [GK] – Charles Okwemba – Moses Odhiambo – Davies Ikocheli – Obadiah Ndege