Dan Sserunkuma scored the all important goal in then 56th minute from a penalty. Kevin Ochieng tested his former captain at Gor Mahia Jerim Onyango in the 3rd minute with a free-kick which the latter punched away for a corner. Mathare were wildly attacking from the wings with Kevin “Master” Ochieng making numerous runs.
However, Gor were disciplined in defense with Croat coach Zdravko Logarusic having shuffled his team, David Owino coming in for Israel Emuge who was rested for the match.
Gor created their first good chance of the match in the 27th minute, Joseph Rutto stretching fully to punch away a shot from Edwin Lavatsa.
Kevin Omondi barely scored a memorable goal moments later, turning and shooting from way into his own half after he noticed keeper Rutto was off his line. However, Rutto managed to backpedal and punch the ball away for a corner.
Gor got the much needed goal in the 56th minute when Danny Sserunkuma was sandwiched between Lloyd Wahome and Edgar Ochieng, referee Edward Lumbugu pointing to the spot much to the disgust of the Mathare players, who protested harshly the decision.
Mathare were determined to achieve at least a point attacking wildly but again they were never disciplined in attack.
Gor now get a morale booster as they prepare for a continental showdown against Egyptian side ENPPI on Saturday.