Gor Mahia’s dream of lifting a treble in the season stayed alive with a 2 – 1 win over Tusker in the second leg of the Top 8 semi final staged at the Nyayo National Stadium on Wednesday 4 November.
Heading to the game on a 2 – 2 draw from the first leg, Gor Mahia had the slight advantage, having played the game as the away team on Sunday 18 October at the Afraha Stadium.
However, it was the Brewers who took the lead at the Nyayo Stadium with Jesse Were laying a low inviting cross for Kevin Kimani who only had to tap it in past Boniface Oluoch for a tenth minute goal.
The lead stood to the break though Tusker had to finish the half with ten men after Clifford Alwanga’s 38th minute sending off for two yellow cards.
Come the second half, Gor Mahia turned on the style and started the half stronger, with the introduction of Godfrey Walusimbi rejigging the side as he replaced George Odhiambo.
On the 54th minute, Karim Nizigiyimana had a cross in that Walusimbi knocked down for Michael Olunga who had a good first touch and turn in the box, unleashing a left footed shot past Martin Musalia to level matters.
Olunga got his second of the evening 20 minutes later, this time latching on to Ronald Musana’s back pass to beat the advancing Martin Musalia for the second goal.
Humphrey Mieno got close for Tusker with a first time shot that bounced off the post as Tusker sought the equalizer.
Gor Mahia held on to register a 4 – 3 aggregate win that will see them set up a meeting with Sony Sugar in the final to be held in Kisumu on Saturday 7 November.