The KPL Top 8 Cup action resumed on Sunday 12 June with a double header at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Favorites Gor Mahia lived to the billing, picking a 2 – 0 first leg advantage over ten time Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Tusker, in the process earning their revenge for the two sides’ league match in April that Tusker won 1 – 0 through a controversial penalty.
The two sides were well balanced in the opening exchanges but it was Gor Mahia who made the earliest threats in the game and were duly rewarded when sluggish passing in the midfield granted Gor Mahia easy possession as Francis Kahata dispossessed Humphrey Mieno.
Kahata picked out Jacques Tuyisenge’s run and after a tussle the Rwandan beat Eugene Asike before firing low past an exposed Martin Musalia on the 13th minute.
Enoch Agwanda stepped up to complete the rout with a 25th minute header off Francis Kahata’s corner kick to secure a great advantage ahead of the second leg to be played at the same venue a week from now.
In the earlier match, Muhoroni Youth played to a barren draw with Ulinzi Stars and the two sides will face off again in a week to determine the finalist with Muho seeking a first ever appearance in the final while Ulinzi Stars will be looking to bag their second Top 8 Cup title.