The native heavyweights needed to mount a surprising comeback in opposition to the debutants with the intention to win a fiercely contested tie
Gor Mahia fought for a comeback to defeat Bidco United 3-1 in a Soccer Kenya Federation Premier League encounter on Monday at Kasarani.
Clifton Miheso, Wilson Silva, and Kenneth Muguna scored the very important targets for Okay’Ogalo after Bidco United had taken an early first-half lead via Peter Nzuki’s effort.
Bidco United took an 11th-minute lead when the previous Nakumatt FC star Nzuki obtained a nook kick from David Kalama and headed previous Gad Mathews to stun the league champions.
Kelvin Wesonga was yellow-carded within the 20th minute as Gor Mahia scrambled to comprise the extra decided debutants who had been drastically energised by the opener. Collins Okumu did effectively to assist Bidco United not go down within the 15th minute when he cleared a goal-bound effort by Muguna.
Miheso scored Gor Mahia’s equaliser within the 36th minute with a clinically taken free-kick simply outdoors the realm. Omar Adisa, who was on objective as Kenya performed in opposition to South Sudan in a pleasant, did effectively to disclaim Miheso from placing Gor Mahia forward with a 42nd-minute free-kick.
The sensible save ensured Bidco United went to the break with the rating tied at 1-1 regardless of Gor Mahia’s resurgence within the late levels of the primary half.
Bidco United made a 57th-minute change when Anthony Akhulia introduced on Batts Awita for Peter Anyona. However two minutes later, Gor Mahia took the lead when Silva headed dwelling for the second objective from Miheso’s help.
Within the 70th minute, one other change for the house facet was effected when Zachary Gathu and Raphael Okeyo got here on for Erick Gichimu and Stephen Waruru respectively.
A full of life Miheso did effectively once more within the 83rd minute when he manoeuvred throughout his wing and delivered a low cross that Muguna, who gave the captain’s armband to the returning Harun Shakava, tapped in with ease for Gor Mahia’s third objective.
Because the guests turned extra aggressive and decided, Bidco United employed a extra bodily method in a bid to cease them however Collins Okumu was yellow-carded within the 76th minute for a foul play.
Gor Mahia confronted the Thika membership with a reasonably depleted attacking drive on condition that Jules Ulimwengu and Tito Okello left for the African Cup of Nations qualifiers for his or her respective international locations. Nevertheless, injured midfielder John Ochieng returned and earned a spot on the substitutes’ bench.
Bidco United XI: Omar Adisa, David Kalama, Lambert Oyuga, Collins Okumu, Francis Oduor, Jacob Onyango, Zachary Gathu, Peter Nzuki, Eric Gichimu, Peter Anyona.
Subs: Edwin Mukolwe, Wilson Anekeya, Geoffrey Gitau, Stephen Okiro, Anthony Simasi, Batts Awita, Hillary Shilaho, Raphael Okeyo.
Gor Mahia XI: Gad Mathews, Kelvin Wesonga, Geoffrey Ochieng, Andrew Juma, Harun Shakava, Ernest Wendo, John Macharia, Kenneth Muguna, Wilson Silva, Clifton Miheso,
Subs: Samuel Njau, Philemon Otieno, Charles Momanyi, Joachim Ochieng, Frank Odhiambo, Fred Nkata, John Ochieng.