courtesy of futaa.com
Dan Sserunkuma’s brace is all Gor Mahia needed to knock out Western Stima and book a semi final berth in the Shield match staged at Nyayo Stadium starting 1630hrs local time.
The Ugandan international opened the scoring in the 38th minute before burying home the second in the 45th minute and ensure his side progress to the semis.
From an eventful first half, Gor came back in the second half to cling on the lead as Western Stima pressed on in a bid to cancel the scores.
The Kakamega based side could have got it had they utilized the corner kick in the 49th minute after Ivo Mapunda tipped over Wesley Kemboi’s shot.
And just to add more effort at the middle of the park, Stima brought in Justin Monda for yellow carded Mustapha Ogutu in the 50th minute and later pulled out Nicholas Akoko for veteran Francis Ocholla, that happening in the 65th minute.
Opening his account
With the defending champions comfortably leading 2-0, they continued displaying what they are made off and almost made it 3-0.
Edwin Lavatsa latched on a loose ball outside the box in the 72nd minute and David Juma off his line in the Stima goal, the Upper Hill High School alumni unleashed a left foot shot but Juma punched it out for a fruitless corner.
Impressing Joseph Wanyonyi came close to opening his account in Kogalo jersey but his efforts were denied by oncoming David Juma after being put through by Dan Sserunkuma.
With two minutes of added time, it was Western Stima earning few free kicks to perhaps net an equalizer but today was not their day, centre referee Sylvester Kirwa called it a day.
Gor Mahia now join Sony Sugar who were first to make it to the semi finals.