Gor Mahia staged a memorable comeback to beat Kakamega Homeboyz 2-1 in a SportPesa Premier League match played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday 14th March.
After a scoreless first half, Kakamega Homeboyz took the lead in the 50th minute through Luke Namanda after a defence-splitting pass from Moses Mudavadi.
Gor Mahia coach made a raft of changes after going down and it proved fruitful as Francis Mustafa, who had come in the 55th minute, equalized with a volley from inside the box after some goalmouth melee.
Boniface Omondi completed the comeback with a well-taken goal in the 69th minute to ensure Gor Mahia pick the three points.
“We lost concentration when it mattered most and were punished for it. This was our game to win, Gor fielded one of their weakest squads and I was sure we would at least get a point from the match. We will have to work on our finishing touch as well as concentration when we are under pressure.” – Nicholas Muyoti, Kakamega Homeboyz Head Coach
“We analyzed our opponents at halftime and I told my boys we would score 2 or 3 goals if we were effective on set pieces and corners and that is what happened. We did well and we now shift our focus to Sunday against Petro Atletico (CAF Confederation Cup). I call upon not just Gor Mahia fans but all Kenyan football fans to turn out in large numbers to cheer us.” – Hassan Oktay, Gor Mahia Head Coach
Gor Mahia has now moved to second on the log with 32 points from 15 matches while Kakamega Homeboyz are ninth with 21 points having played 17 matches.