K’Ogalo’s double alive
Defending champions Gor Mahia sailed to the finals of GOtv Shield after winning 4-2 against a stubborn Sony Sugar in post-match penalties.
The match was however marred with controversy after the final whistle as rowdy K’Ogalo fans stormed the pitch and rained blows on Sony goalkeeper Wycliffe Kasaya.
David ‘Calabar’ Owino slotted home the winning penalty after Sony saw Charles Odette’s spot kick blocked and Ben Barasa’s effort fly over the crossbar.
Patrick Oboya, Kevin Omondi and youngster Joseph Timonar Wanyonyi laos scored for Gor.
Gor will now meet the winner of the Sofapaka and AFC Leopards semi-final match slated for Sunday.
From an eventful first half, that saw Kevin Omondi’s penalty blocked, Gor Mahia came back in the second half and pressed hard to break the deadlock.
Luck evaded Sony
Sony will feel unlucky after K’Ogalo’s defender Israel Emuge was forced to clear Moses Arita’s shot from the line in the 66th minute.
With Gor Mahia leading ball possession by 55%, the match seemed to be going Gor’s way with Emuge again heading wide from a Joseph Wanyonyi corner in the 67th minute.
Bobby Williamson brought in recovering Patrick Oboya for the lackluster Mungai Kiongera, the latter handed a starting opportunity after Dan Sserunkuma picked an injury while warming up.
But despite each side’s effort, the match ended in a barren draw. The penalty shoot-out was a tense affair, with Sony Sugar being let down down by casualness compared to Gor Mahia’s clinical spot kicks.
Trouble started after David Owino had slotted the winning penalty when sections of Gor Mahia fans invaded the pitch and descended on Sony keeper Wycliffe Kasaya with blows.
It took the intervention of Gor players to save Kasaya from the fans.
Kasaya was at the center of controversy during the abandoned match between Sony and Gor last month following allegations that he led the attack of match officials.