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#SportPesaSuperCup Gor beat Singida to set up final against Simba

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Gor Mahia of Kenya will face Simba SC of Tanzania in the 2018 final of the SportPesa Super Cup on Sunday at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium.

The defending champions of the SportPesa sponsored eight-team tournament beat Tanzania’s Singida United in the second semi-final played at Afraha Stadium, Nakuru Thursday to make it to the final.

In first clash of the round of four at the same venue, Simba dismissed Kakamega Homeboyz of Kenya 5-4 on penalty after a barren draw in normal time to sail through.

At a soggy Afraha stadium following a heavy downpour, K’Ogalo as Gor are famously known, showed their superiority by convincingly beating Singida by Meddie Kagere’s brace.

The Ugandan-born Rwandan danger-man opened his account with a cheeky header off Francis Kahata’s corner kick from the right in the 38th minute.

He doubled the lead late into the viciously fought encounter with a furious shot in the 90th minute to safely burry the visitors.

Gor match into their second final on the trot buoyed with their scintillating form and remain hot favorites to lift the cup against Simba, who are yet to score in open play.

On the road to the final the coach Dylan Kerr thumped JKU of Zanzibar 3-0 at the quarters while Simba edged past Kenya’s Kariobangi Sharks on post-match penalty.

Simba will miss the services of coach Pierre Lechantre who will not renew his stay with team and has left Nakuru together with his assistant.

The winner Sunday will be $30,000 richer and will grab a ticket to play Premier League side Everton in the UK.

 

 

About Bonface Osano

African Football Writer contributing @Soka25east | Commentator; appeared on @MySoccerAfrica, @KweseSports, @ntvkenya, others | Keen follower of African Football. E-mail: bonfaceosano@gmail.com

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