Gor Mahia wins to set up Super Cup final with Simba SC

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K'Ogalo powered past Singida United 2-0 to maintain their hopes of retaining the title they won last year in Dar es Salaam

It will be a battle of giants when Kenyan Premier League record champions Gor Mahia takes on Tanzanian league winners Simba in the Super Cup final.

Gor Mahia beat Singida United 2-0 to maintain their hopes of retaining the title they won last year in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Playing in a foggy pitch at Afraha Stadium, the 16-time Kenyan champions brought their A-game and the performance paid off as Meddie Kagere danced his way to the final with two goals in either half.

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Simba qualified for the final after eliminating Kakamega Homeboyz 5-4. But unlike the match that had to be decided by a penalty shootout after both teams played to a 0-0 draw in regular time, K’Ogalo completed the job at regulation time.

Kennedy Juma was lucky to continue with the game after his careless challenge on an opponent in the 66th minute went unpunished. Gor Mahia’s appeal for a penalty five minutes earlier was turned down after Jacques Tuyisenge was brought down inside the box but the referee waved play on.

Kagere, who is leading the chart with three goals, completed a brace with a heavy shot that beat Peter Manyika, who pushed the goal into his own net. Kagere forced the shot through a small space after he was set free by Godfrey Walusimbi on the right to double the score.

The match was watched by among others, former Nigerian and Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni. The winner of the tournament will take on Everton in Liverpool, England.

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