Sunday 7 October 2012

Gor Mahia,Tusker silence their FK Cup opponents

By Fred Maingi

Gor  Mahia romped to the FKF semi finals after overcoming a stubborn Muhoroni Youth 4-2 on post match penalties after the two rivals had fought to a barren draw in regulation time.
Dan Sserenkuma converted the wining penalty to book the semis ticket after Rama Salim,Moses Odhiambo and Yusuf Juma had converted theirs. However George Midenyo saw his spot kick crash on the woodwork.
Muhoroni had Ateng Ibrahim and Gregory Nyapala convert theirs w hile David Oriki and Hamisi Mwinyi skied their attempts.

In regulation time of play, both sides squandered numerous opportunities moreso in the second half where there was fierce duel.
Gor though enjoying high possession in the closely fought battle could not find the target in regulation time as their striker spanned the chances that came their way.

The best chance that would have won Gor the game went begging in the 73rd minute when Moses Omondi made great solo effort rounding off Muhoroni defenders to set Dan Sserenkuma who blasted wide from the box.
Omondi also missed a clear cut chance three minutes later from an acute angle in the right flank.
In a give and take affair Muhoroni answered back in return and K’ogalo could have been found flat footed in the 78th minute when striker Hamisi Mwinyi just had Ivo Mappunda to beat but his  attempted chip went inches wide.

At the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani Tusker beat Talanta FC 2-0 to set a date with Sofapaka Fc in the semis. Davin Nyanzi and Joseph Emeka struck in the 29th and 47th minutes respectively to book the ticket.
Gor will now face off with bitter rivals AFC Leopards in the semis in a derby reloaded on this weekend .The two giants faced off three weeks ago where K’ogalo emerged victorious wining 2-1.

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