Gor Mahia opened their 2018 Sportpesa Supercup campaign on a solid note, dismissing Zanzibari side Jeshi La Kujenga Uchumi 3-0
Additional Reporting from Citizen Sports
Gor Mahia FC began their Super Cup title defence with a 3-0 victory over Jeshi La Kujenga Uchumi (JKU) SC at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Sunday.
Goals from George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo, Godfrey Walusimbi and Meddie Kagere lifted the home side to a comfortable over the Zanzibar outfit.
The champions will play fellow Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Kakamega Homeboyz who stunned Tanzanian giants Yanga SC 3-1 earlier at the same venue.
Odhiambo was in fine form, terrorizing the visiting defence and won a penalty in the 20th minute but striker Ephrem Guikan failed to put it away as his tame effort was pushed out by the goalkeeper.
The winger then took matters into his own hands, combining well with Francis Kahata in the 29th minute to fire home the opener.
Walusimbi doubled his side’s lead six minutes later with low left-footed strike from outside the box after Cercidy Okeyo had set him up.
JKU could do little to slow down Dylan Kerr charges as they were starved of possession thus barely even tested K’Ogalo custodian Shaban Odoji.
The Kenyan champions slowed down proceedings in the second period, retaining possession as they looked to see off the win.
Both sides brought in substitutes with Dylan Kerr profiting as Meddie Kagere added to the tally heading in the 82nd minute from a cross to kill off any hopes JKU had of salvaging anything from the game.