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After being held to a 2-2 draw at half time, FKF Cup defending champions Gor Mahia gave a spirited second half performance scoring three goals and beating minnows Borabu Chiefs 5-2 to progress to the last 16 of the FKF Cup.
The defending Champions led 2-0 by the half hour mark, but complacency cost them as Borabu came back to draw 2-2.
Ugandan utility Ivan Anguyo had given K’Ogalo the lead in the 13th minute, powering a shot inside the six yard box after a loosely defended corner. Kevin Ochieng ensured the Green army had a two goal cushion in the 21st minute when he finished off a move from Edwin Lavatsa, simply tapping in after Borabu keeper Ronald Ayesa failed to hold on to Lavatsa’s strike.
However, the boys from Kisii would not die off easily as on the half hour mark, Jared Obwoge pulled one back beating Jerry Onyango in his near post. He doubled his goals in the 36th minute more or less in the same fashion as the Borabu benched ventured into wild celebrations.
They managed to hold on to the draw up to half time with goal scorer Obwoge being a menace to the Gor backline.
In the second half, Croat Zdravko Logarusic decided to throw in his “Three muskateers” hit squad bringing in Joseph “Pablo” Njuguna, Rama Salim and Danni Sserunkuma. The trio’s impact was felt immediately as Gor commanded more ball possession and was more creative moving upfront.
Rama was on the attack just ten minutes from his introduction taping in Edwin Lavatsa’s cross but it hit the bar with the keeper collecting the rebound right on his head. Two minutes later, the same combination was at it again, Rama tapping out this time round.
Rama was haunting again and in the 60th minute, he hit the bar with a free kick from the right.
Gor would finally get the nerve calming third goal through Edwin Lavatsa. The striker who scored the FKF Cup winning goal last year against Sofapaka powered through the left and hit a shot that the Borabu keeper would only watch as it danced into the net.
Rama Salim made it four for the defending Champs in the 70th minute with a clever loop over the Borabu keeper after a lofted ball from the centre.
Itubu Imbem who was wasteful on the day finally cleared his tainted image in the 76th minute scoring Gor’s fifth with a powered shot from the right.
The Kisii County league team will however go home with heads high, picking much experience from the match and playing with a team that represented the country in the continent earlier in the year.