NAIROBI, Kenya, October 19- Gor Mahia’s fine run of form continued on Saturday when they beat Sony Sugar 4-2 on post-match penalties at the Moi International Sports Centre (MISC) Kasarani to secure a place in the GOtv Shield final.
Gor got a chance for an early opener when in the sixth minute Charles Odette was adjudged to have fouled Paul Mungai in the box and the referee pointed to the spot after showing the former Tusker man a yellow card.
Kevin Omondi, the Gor Mahia stand in captain, stepped forward to take it, but it was the SoNy Sugar goalkeeper Wycliffe Kasaya who turned out to be the hero as he went low to his left to save Omondi’s spot-kick.
Gor were not shaken by the missed chance – they continued pressing in an attempt to make their early dominance count and in the 16th minute they thought they had won a second penalty as David Owino fell in the box just before hitting the ball, but the referee would hear none of it.
In the second period, Gor Mahia resumed with more urgency, winning two free kicks in quick succession on the 46th and 48th minutes, but on both occasions Kevin Omondi’s deliveries missed narrowly though Kasaya had well covered his area.
Sony Sugar were the first to take penalty sin the shootout and Wycliffe Nyangechi sent Mapunda the wrong way to score before Patrick Oboya cancelled it. Marwa Chamberi took the Millers’ second and successfully so, but Kevin Omondi who had missed during the game made amends with Gor Mahia’s second.
It all went awry for Sony as they missed the next two penalties; Charles Odette’s being saved then Ben Barasa blazing his kick.
Gor’s young sensation Joseph Wanyonyi and David Owino’s successful conversions eased them through to the final.