Tusker pip Gor to lift Dstv Super Cup
Llyod Wahome and Kevin Oluoch scored in their debut match as the Top Eight champions Tusker overcame Gor Mahia 5-3 in post-match penalties to lift the inaugural Dstv Super Cup after a 1-1 tie in normal time.
Wahome, a former Mathare United defender who alongside former KCB duo Clifford Alwanga and Brian Osumba and ex Mathare man Osborne Monday were all lining up for the brewers after recently jumping ship to the Ruaraka based side tapped home an equalizer in the 69th minute from a corner kick to take the game to penalties after Kevin Olouch- another December signing for Gor had given his side an early lead in the 23rd minute. Just like Wahome in the opposite goal, Oluoch scored from a set piece nodding home from a corner kick.
It was also an emotional moment for Simba bound defender Donald Mosoti who converted one of the spot kicks for Gor as he bade farewell to the fans.
Dan Sserunkuma and David Owino converted the other spot kicks for Gor as right back Solomon Nasio missed after Tusker’s custodian Samuel Odhiambo blocked his effort.The brewers on the other hand went on to convert all their five spot kicks through striker Ismail Dunga, Osborne Monday, Alwanga, Osumba and former Gor man Ali Abondo.
There was no gainsaying that the departure of star shot stopper Ivo Mapuna will be missed by the Green Army between the sticks moreso on his penalty saving skills as a jaded Jerim looked lost in the penalty lotteries
The victory saw Tusker add yet another glittering Silverware to their Ruaraka trophy cabinet and a Christmas token of KSh 750,000 while losers Gor Mahia took home KSh 500,000.
Gor Mahia began the match a better side with Kevin Omondi testing Tusker custodian Samuel Odhiambo earl on.
New signing Kevin Oluoch announced his arrival with an easy tap n from a Kevin Omondi corner to give Gor Mahia the leasd in the 22nd minute.