Gor Mahia’s dream to bag a treble in 2015 is well on course following a hard fought 2 – 1 win over Sony Sugar in the KPL Top 8 Cup final played on Saturday 7 November at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.
For Gor Mahia, the win came perhaps on an afternoon that the 2015 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) got their toughest match of the season as the millers pushed hard for their maiden title since the 2006 league win.
Ugandan Andrew Ssekayombya got the opening goal for Sony Sugar on the tenth minute and the underdogs managed to hold their own for long times in the match until another player with Ugandan roots, Meddie Kagere, burst their bubble with a 78th minute goal.
The match proceeded to extra time in search of a tie breaker but just when Sony seemed to be holding on for a draw that would take the game to penalties, Eugene Ochieng handled the ball in the box on the 114th minute as he slid in an attempt to block Michael Olunga.
Meddie Kagere stepped up to dispatch the spot kick past Allan Owiny to give Gor Mahia the lead and in the end the second KPL Top 8 title following the initial win in 2012.
Gor Mahia will now shift gears, focusing on the GOtv Shield as they gun for a treble. Sony Sugar on the other hand, will now hope for some reprieve in the GOtv Shield after failing to finish in the top 8=half in the just concluded season.