Bandari FC added to Gor Mahia FC’s woes with a hard fought 1 – 0 win in the DStv Super Cup clash staged at the Mbaraki Sports Club on Saturday 6th February to dethrone the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) winners the cup they have won in each of the past three years.
Former Sofapaka man Anthony Kimani hit the back of the net with a dipping attempt from a tight angle after his initial header had deflected off Gor Mahia skipper Musa Mohamed in the box and the goal stood to prove another bad outing for Gor Mahia in Mombasa.
Ahead of the goal, the two sides had played to an ill tempered first half that saw Gor Mahia defender Harun Shakava sent off after a high tackle on his former team mate Dan Sserunkuma, currently turning out for the Dockers.
Both Gor Mahia full backs, Abouba Sibomana and Karim Nizigiyimana as well as Sserunkuma and Humphrey Okoti from the Bandari side also got booked in the first half as referee Raymond Onyango strived to maintain the cool in the match.
Bandari FC keeper Wilson Obungu was the busier of the two keepers and made a number of good saves in the first half to keep the Dockers in the game.
The goal conceded was basically the most dangerous situation that Gor Mahia keeper Boniface Oluoch had to deal with as Gor Mahia were dominant in the game.
A loss in Mombasa was one of the issues Gor Mahia had hoped to avoid after a tough week that had seen the club dominate news with the reports of head coach Frank Nuttal being sacked.
The coach was reinstated and led the team in the game.