Kenyan Champions Gor Mahia thrashed Nigeria’s Lobi Stars 3-1 to keep their dreams of qualifying for the group stages of the CAF Championships alive.
Gor Mahia took the lead in the 7th minute courtesy of a Whistling Shot from Jack Tuyisenge. Kogallo had a great game and were rewarded when Samuel Onyango doubled their lead in the 21st Minute.
Lobi Stars were able to pull one back in the 29th minute but this only acted as a morale booster to Gor Mahia who had Samuel Onyango grab a brace in the 33rd Minute to give Gor a 3-1 lead heading into the break.
In the Second half, Gor Mahia continued to display fine football with the team continuing to terrorize the Lobi Stars defence but no goal came fourth.
Gor still has a job to do in Nigeria at the away leg of their clash against Lobi with a win all but guaranteeing the Kenyan Champions a place in the group stages and a whooping 54 million shillings
The winner of the two legged tie will qualify for the group stage and get Sh54 million while the loser will face a team from the CAF Confederation Cup in a two legged play-off for a place in the CAF Confederations Cup group stage.
Gor Mahia went into this match with renewed confidence after their league win against Kericho’s ZOO FC and the confirmation of Hassan Oktay as the head coach to lead them.
Head coach Hassan Oktay drafted Francis Kahata in his lineup with Jacques Tuyisenge also making a return to the starting lineup
29. Boniface Oluoch, 26. Philemon Otieno, 6. Shafik Batambuze, 18. Haron Shakava, 12. Joash Onyango, 20. Earnest Wendo, 30. Humphrey Mieno, 8. Francis Kahata, 3. Samuel Onyango, 23. Francis Mustafa, 9. Jacques Tuyisenge
- Frederick Odhiambo, 5. Pascal Ogweno, 10. Cercidy Okeyo, 11. Boniface Omondi, 21. Kenneth Muguna, 25. George Odhiambo, 22. Erisa Ssekisambu
— GOR MAHIA FC (@OfficialGMFC) December 16, 2018