Kenyan champions Gor Mahia have secured a second chance to play Everton FC in a friendly match after beating Tanzania’s Simba 2-0 in the final of the Sportpesa Super cup at the Afraha stadium.
Kogalo retained the Sportpesa Super cup besides pocketing a cash prize of three million shillings in the highly charged match that was played on Sunday.
Gor Mahia’s intentions were made clear as early as the 5th minute when Meddie Kagere put them ahead in Nakuru.
The title was sealed by Jacques Tuyisenge’s goal, ten minutes into the second half. Tanzania’s Singida finished third in the tournament after beating Kakamega Homeboyz 4-1 in post-match penalties.
The match had ended one all in normal time and was decided from the spot, Homeboyz netting just one while Singida converted four of their spot kicks.
Wycliffe Opondo scored Homeboyz goal in the first half of that match which was later cancelled out by Danny Lyanga in the second half before the shootout.
Meanwhile, Thika United blew away a chance to move out of the relegation zone after letting a one goal lead slip against Mathare United in one of the two Kenyan Premier League matches played yesterday.
Eugene Mukangula put Thika ahead in the first half but Clifford Alwanga snatched a point for Mathare in the 67th minute with an equalizer.
Other relegation threatened side Sony Sugar grabbed three crucial points that moved them away from the danger zone thanks to their hard fought 3-1 win over Nakumatt FC. One match is on card today pitting former champions Tusker against Posta Rangers.