Gor Mahia romp into Kagame cup finals

Wafula could not hide his joy after scoring

The mighty Kogalo are in the CECAFA club cup finals for the first time in 30 years after beating Al Khartoum of Sudan 3-1.

Goals came from Olunga, Kagere and Wafula.

courtesy of the Standard
Man of the moment Michael Olunga scored and set up two goals as Gor Mahia booked a slot in the Cecafa Kagame Cup final after beating Sudan’s Khartoum 3-1 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, yesterday.

It was a well-deserved win for Gor Mahia as the last time they reached the final was 30 years ago. They will face Azam who beat KCCA 1-0. The final is tomorrow. Despite conceding an early goal in the second minute, Gor Mahia looked more comfortable and a formidable side in the encounter which was also full of defensive blunders from both sides. Khartoum shocked K’Ogalo in the second minute when captain Amin Elmani scored with a clinical shot, sending goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch the wrong way after finding himself unmarked in the area.

On 16 minutes Karim Nigiziyimana whipped in a cross that was mistimed by Khartoum’s goalkeeper Mohamed Abdalla Ibrahim before Godfrey Walusimbi kept it into play. With Mohamed Ibrahim off his goal line, Meddie Kagere’s effort with the head kissed the post before Omer Ali Alkhdr cleared the mess.

Olunga equalised in the 24th minute through a fantastic penalty after Anthony Akumu was adjudged to have handled in the box to take his tally of goals to five. A minute later Olunga set up Innocent Wafula to superbly score the second. Merghani came closer to cancelling Gor Mahia’s lead in the 36th minute after beating captain Musa Mohammed, but he failed to control the ball when through on goal.

Gor scored their third goal in the 55th minute after Olunga took advantage of some calamitous handling by Khartoum keeper Mohammed Ibrahim, but his shot was cleared off the line but, Kagere was on hand to tap home the loose ball. Khartoum’s Ghanaian coach James Kwesi Appiah reshuffled his lineup in the second half, but it was all in vain.

Khartoum Starting XI: Ibrahim Abdalla, Amin Ibrahim Elmani, Samawal Merghani, Omer Ali Alkhidr, Salah Eldin Mahmoud, Antony Akumu Teddy, Domenic Abul, Atif Khalid El Tayeb, Wagdi Awad Abdalla, Ahmed Adam Mahmoud, Ousmaila Baba

Subs: Adil Abdelrasol El Tahir, Abdalla Nagimeldin, Salih Abdalla Murwan, Badru Eldin Aldon, Moawia Elamani Mohamed, Salah Eldin Osman Bilal,

Gor Mahia starting XI: Boniface Oluoch, Musa Mohamed, Abouba Sibomana, Harun Shakava, Karim Nizigiyimana, Innocent Wafula, Aucho Khalid, Godfrey Walusimbi, Meddie Kagere, Michael Olunga, Collins Okoth

Subs: Fredrick Onyango, George Odhiambo, Ronald Omino, Erick Ocheing, Enock Agwanda, Dirkir Glay, Ali Hassan Abondo,


32 thoughts on “Gor Mahia romp into Kagame cup finals

  1. Today the likes of Abondo came to defence when we lost the ball;brilliant.Sibomana was sharp,Kagere was coming back to life,Wafula my star did what was necessary. we found an answer to their short passes. Gor biro yau ne too*30


    @Barefoot Bandit is it some BONUS or NUTTAL wants OKOMBE?

    1. The Trailer no more bonus. We are now sure of at least some 2 million Kenya shillings. Let us go for the 3 million. Meanwhile Mahmoud Abbas should eat humble pie.

  3. kimanzi think about this : aucho , Oluoch , abondo , gattuso , you let them go and now you are crying like an infant. Buy a mirror and decide whether you are coach.

    1. @Jacity, tell him again, this guy is so jealous yet he’s not working hard enough to deserve where he is…nkt. Mara ohhh, foreign players, ohhh…referees, ohh, missed chances, ohhh, players ……shhhheeee

  4. Jokanyanam, this is the Miracle of God and Miracle of Gor Mahia himself, GO K’Ogalo Go Gor Mahia, our Lord is behind you!!. Now let us meet Azam not KCCA, Because we do not Akina Aucho and Walusimbi meet their Brothers from UG! God hear’s Amen.

  5. What we know best. ….course grief and pain.

    Now bring the cup so that when you are askediof you saw Obama you will say that you were bringing the cup

  6. GO FOR IT MEN, NOW YOU CAN. After having gone upto the semis anything else was a bonus so now we have bonus plus, but this thing wanyalokawo ama ni how jothurwa? Whoever comes up on Sunday is obviously scared of this team which concedes early goals and goes on to win emphatically, is this the “mahia’ we have been hearing about, they ask? Surely we are seeing new things happening, hitherto unknown to Kenyan clubs – the strong statement being made here is that conceding an early goal is not a matter of life and death as has been with many Kenyan teams, that football is played over ninety minutes.

  7. This performance and record feels really good, it is great to see the competitive nature of the club from the 80s back in display regionally. Al Khartoum’s coach even conceded they are unstoppable. Winning it all will be a great bonus but I celebrate this achievement and very happy.

  8. We return all the glory and honour to the Almighty God that has given as a ticket to the final in the mighty name of Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour…………………Amen.

    Meanwhile on behalf of the coast fans, I wish to convey our congratulations to the players, technical bench led by Prof Frank Nuttal, travelling fans, sofaset fans, supporters, and not forgetting the executive committee led by Wakili Ambrose Rachier for the splendid job done in Tz. May the Almighty God bless you all and Gor Mahia.

  9. We must work with a Legally Scouted, Coached and Fielded Government. Sirkal!

    Boys you made us proud on this day. You returned Kenya to the map of Regional Soccer States. The league is hyped but results have been hard to come by. Today it all changes. Congrats.

    We need another pie for the loud mouth commentators on tv.

    We pray for a win on the final day. All the best.

  10. Dennis Odhiambo (Thika utd Capt.) , Mike M. (Chemelil Coach) et al., This is how far we’ve gone in Cecafa: THE FINALS!!
    Kudos to the players, TB and all the fans. One more step, we believe you can. YES YOU CAN.

  11. Thank you God Almighty for the win against a formidable Al Khartoum side, surely K’Ogalo you are destined for even greater honours in this tournament, may Your Name be forever Praised. Lemme hear some Amen!!!!

  12. Great God, thank you a zillion times, we return glory and honor, Obongo Nyakalaga erokamano kuom miyo wa loch magalamoro, wamiyi pak gi pwoch kuom miyowa kidi mane imiyo Daudi morodho go goliath warodho go timbe, koro wakwayi mondo imiwa okombe kaka ne imiyo Joyahudi piny Canaan motimo mor kich gi chak, mahasidi tuwaombe kwa vile sisi twamtegemea Mungu maulana, tunaomba kwa jina la baba, mwana na roho mtakatifu, tupe ushindi mtawala bingu na dunia, AMEN, back to the game, it was the best game, what a match, love it, love you guys team, technical bench, and travelling fans.





  14. Thank you Jesus you are faithful. Truly hard workand ddetermination, and team work pays. God bless Ko’galo family. Nyaka diaspora pod uyiengo timbre but do we say!!!

  15. ok wanadong chien pako MAHIA…. mit karumo adier yawa. To be honest I cannot remember any day that I have been this happy.

    To EC kindly start shopping for a new trophy cabinet next year, K`ogalo is sweeping everything including Koth Biro. Hurricane K`galo.is unstopable


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