KPL U-20: Gor Mahia through to finals

Gor Mahia youth team will now face off with Mathare United in the final after knocking out Ushuru FC in semis on Tuesday

Gor Mahia on Tuesday beat Ushuru FC 2-0 at Camp Toyoyo grounds to book slot in the KPL U-20 tournament-August edition’s final.

Having been aware that Mathare United were already in the final, Gor Mahia youth were upbeat for a slot of their own and they knew that Ushuru FC was the only step to the space. Coach Maurice Onyango seemed to have reminded his charges of their 3-1 victory against the taxmen in the tournament's preliminary encounter and they stepped into the game with clear mindset of a win.

They dominated the better part of the first half with attempts and beautiful runs from Henry Juma, Hillary Ojwang’, Nahashon Thiong’o and Ismail Musa, who occasionally gave Ushuru FC’s backline and keeper Brian Otieno some hard time.

In the 40th minute, Henry Juma hit past Otieno in goal to hand Gor Mahia Youth their first goal from a Hillary Ojwang’ assist. The remaining minutes were a mere panic for Ushuru FC into the breather. Juma came from the tunnel to complete his brace and see Gor Mahia into the final with hopes of clinching the title for the first time ever. April edition finalists Kakamega Homeboyz and Ulinzi Stars had paved way for new champions in waiting.