Gor Mahia appear to be back on track after a dismal pre-season that saw them lose four matches. This time it was a second half goal by Jacque Tuyisenge enabled Gor Mahia to beat Tusker 1-0 and lift the 2017 Supercup at Afraha on Sunday.
Additional reporting from goal.com
Coach Ze Maria lifted his first trophy with Gor Mahia after beating Tusker on Sunday
Gor Mahia beat Tusker 1-0 on Sunday at Afraha Stadium to lift the 2017 KPL Super Cup trophy.
Rwandan striker Jaques Tuyisenge converted home from the spot in the 60th minute to hand K’Ogalo the first silverware in 2017.
Tusker emerged KPL champions in 2016 when Gor Mahia finished second and both teams went into this match with a mindset of proving their quality.
They played with caution in the first-half going to the breather without a goal though Cercidy Okeyo and Moses Ndawula were instrumental for Tusker.
On return, Gor Mahia won a penalty in the 59th minute and Tuyisenge arose to put it past Tusker keeper; a goal which eventually handed the Green Army the title.
With Supersport having withdrawn sponsorship, this year’s edition of the match was not broadcasted on television and no prize money is given to winners.
Therefore, the only thing Gor Mahia take home is the trophy, winners’ medals and 60% of gate collections. The remaining percentage goes to losers Tusker FC.
Fans were allowed to watch the match after either paying Sh500 for a VIP seat or Sh200 for a seat at the terraces.
Tusker: Duncan Ochieng(GK), Marlon Tangauzi, Samuel Olwande, Lloyd Wahome, Eugene Asike, Hashim Sempala, Noah Wafula, Cercidy Lumumba, Humphrey Mieno, Moses Ndawula, Clifford Alwanga.
Subs: David Okello(GK),Martin Kizza, James Situma, Sydney Ochieng, Jackson Macharia, Victor Ndinya, Abdul Hassan.
Gor Mahia: Boniface Oluoch, Karim Nizigiyimana, Haron Shakava, Joash Onyango, Musa Mohamed, Ernest Wendo, Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza, Kenneth Muguna, Godfrey Walusimbi, Timothy Otieno,Jacques Tuyisenge.
Subs: Peter Odhiambo, Wellington Ochieng’, Philemon Otieno, Oliver Maloba, George Odhiambo, Edwin Wafula, Antony Mbugua, Amos Nondi.