Gor Mahia’s bid to regain the GoTV shield which they last won in 2012 has ended. The match ended 1-1 in regulation time thus forcing a penalty shootout which Gor Mahia lost 6-5
Additional reporting from the Nation
New Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr on Sunday watched from the stands as his team tumbled out of GOtv Shield tournament after a 5-4 post-match penalty shootout defeat to Bandari at the Thika Sub-County Stadium
Earlier, Bidco United beat Rainforest 2-0 in Thika.
Despite controlling proceedings for the better part of the game, the 15-time league champions suffered a scare early into the second half, when Bandari went ahead courtesy of Lewisw Cosmas.
The former Shield Cup champions however made amends in the 74th minute through new signing Boniface Omondi and the stalemate persisted until the final whistle, necessitating a penalty shootout.
Meddie Kagere, Boniface Omondi, Harun Shakava Musa Mohammed and Wellington Ochieng converted their penalties for K’Ogalo, but Francis Kahata and Kenneth Muguna failed from 12 yards.
Gor coach Kerr arrived in the country early Sunday morning and proceeded straight to Thika where he got his first glance of the team he has committed to coaching for the remainder of the season.
Gor Mahia have been unimpressive since winning the Sportpesa supercup. The new coach has his work cut out.