Omondi, New Man Oalo On Target As Gor Romp To CECAFA Quarters

Jul 10 - by SPN Correspondent for SportPesa News

SPL champions second half salvo sunk hard fighting Djibouti side AS Port 2-0 to punch last eight ticket with a game to spare

Gor Mahia FC players celebrate scoring against AS Port of Djibouti in their 2019 Cecafa Club Championship clash in Rubavu, Kigali on Wednesday, July 10, 2018. PHOTO/Gor Mahia FC

  • Substitute Boniface Omondi came off the bench to claim the opener before immediate former Nairobi Stima FC star and new signing, Dennis Oalo sealing victory
  • Head coach Hassan Oktay turned to his bench for inspiration after the game marked an hour goalless and Omondi who had only been on the pitch for six minutes struck the first when he capitalised on a loose ball in the Port box to poach a goal after Eric Ombija won an aerial duel from a cross from impressive Oalo
  • K'Ogalo¬†will take on Zanzibar outfit KMKM in their final Group D match seeking to win the group with a perfect record

RUBAVU, Rwanda- SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions booked a place in the ongoing 2019 Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Club Championships quarterfinals with a game to spare when they sunk stubborn AS Port of Djibouti 2-0 on Tuesday in Rubavu, Rwanda.

A superlative second hals display from the record 18-time Kenyan league winners and titleholders saw K'Ogalo take charge of Group D of the competition following a frustrating 0-0 stalemate at the break.

Substitute Boniface Omondi came off the bench to claim the opener before immediate former Nairobi Stima FC star and new signing, Dennis Oalo sealing victory.

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Head coach Hassan Oktay turned to his bench for inspiration after the game marked an hour goalless and Omondi who had only been on the pitch for six minutes struck the first when he capitalised on a loose ball in the Port box to poach a goal after Eric Ombija won an aerial duel from a cross from impressive Oalo.

Deflated side

Midfielder Kenneth Muguna who had come on for Hashim Sempala then took control of the midfield and the deflated Djibouti side conceded a second in the second minute of added time when Oalo got on the scoresheet with a scrappy finish.

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The attacker who scored 25 for the second tier National Super League side last season with his former team missing out on SPL promotion when they were beaten 2-3 on aggregate took advantage of a melee in the AS Port box to stab home.

K'Ogalo will take on Zanzibar outfit KMKM in their final Group D match seeking to win the group with a perfect record.