Gor Mahia were made to fight before beating underdogs Mara Sugar in a Betway cup encounter on Sunday.
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Gor Mahia secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Mara Sugar at Ruaraka grounds.
Striker Tito Okello and midfielder Kenneth Muguna struck in both halves of the exchange, while Reuben Okoth's strike from the spot proved a consolation goal for the FKF Division One side.
Gor Mahia's Tito Okello celebrates his goal against Mara Sugar during their Betway Cup round 16 match at Rurarka grounds on June 6, 2021.
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Following the victory, Gor's coach Manuel Vaz Pinto described his players as "heroes" due to their busy schedule.
"With eight games in 20 days, these players are like heroes. I don't remember in any open chance our opponents go to score. I am happy because we are in the next round," said Vaz Pinto.