Gor Mahia overcame all their off the field and on the field issues to beat AS Port of Djibouti 2-0. In the process they qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2018 CECAFA club cup
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Momanyi buried a free header into the empty net after connecting a well-floated corner kick by Godfrey Walusimbi
Gor Mahia booked a quarter-final place in the after beating AS Port of Djibouti 2-0 in the last Group B match on Thursday.
Ephraim Guikan beat his marker to pace, but he Ivoirian’s ferocious left-foot shot was well checked by AS Port custodian.
A nice built up engineered by Innocent Wafula from the centre line result in a goal after Philemon Otieno put K’Ogalo on the lead in the 14th minute.
The body language of Gor Mahia players, however, revealed that something deep could be going on in the team with reports from Tanzania indicating that players are yet to be paid their allowances.
None of Gor Mahia player, not even Otieno celebrated the goal as four players joined the scorer inside AS Port’s box, part at Otieno on the back then they all walked to the centre line, with bent necks.
Gor Mahia then took full control of the proceeding immediately after the opening goal with K’Ogalo allowing AS Port to cross into their half just once 10 minutes after the opener.
But despite the rare chances created by AS Port, Fred Naisenga directed his 26th-minute effort way off the mark after he picked a loose ball inside Gor Mahia’s box.
Charles Momanyi doubled Gor Mahia’s lead, just five minutes to the break and once again, there was no much celebration from K’Ogalo players save for high-fives and little hugs here and there from a few teammates.
Momanyi buried a free header into the empty net after connecting a well-floated corner kick by Godfrey Walusimbi.
Boniface Oluoch kept Gor Mahia’s two-goal lead with a nice save a minute into the break after AS Ports broke into the opponent’s danger area.
Gor Mahia came into the second half with more energy but the wistfulness in K’Ogalo’s attack.