FKF Cup: Gor Mahia 1 Kibera Soccer 0

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FKF Cup: Gor Mahia 1 Kibera Soccer 0

by faraja » Sun Mar 05, 2023 10:24 pm

Report from the Nation

Lyson Miyonga celebrates

Defending champions Gor Mahia Sunday started their defence of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup with a slim 1-0 win over Division One side Kibera Soccer at Moi International Sports Centre (MISC), Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.

Visitors Kariobangi Sharks hammered Naivasha-based Marula 6-0 at Longonot Horticulture Grounds to register the biggest win of the day.

Bandari thumped Administration Police 2-0 at National Youth Service Yatta Grounds, Sofapaka edged-out Karatina Homeboyz (County League) 3-0 while Kenya Police thrashed Scarlet FC 4-1 at MISC Kasarani Annex.

K’Ogalo’s starting lineup was dominated by second string players, with red-hot striker Benson Omala, George “Blackberry” Odhiambo and goalkeeper Gad Mathews dropping to the bench.

Goalkeeper Caleb Otieno, John Nyawir and Lloyd Muyonga are among the second string players who were given a starting role.

Muyonga’s 38th minute strike gave nine-time winners Gor the win.

“We made a lot of changes which led to lack of fluidity. We want to continue with our run as the defending champions,” said Gor’s coach Johnathan McKinstry.

Kibera Soccer coach Ramadhan Vijago said: “We did not take our chances and while I am disappointed by that, it is something I have learnt when facing big teams.”