Rwandan duo guide Gor Mahia to Super Cup title in Kenya
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Monday, March 6th, 2017, 8:37
The Amavubi duo of striker Jacques Tuyisenge and midfielder Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza played a vital role as they helped Kenyan champions Gor Mahia lift the 2017 Super Cup title.
Amavubi forward Jacques Tuyisenge scored the solitary goal courtesy of a second half penalty to help Gor Mahia beat Tusker FC in a match played at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Sunday afternoon.
According to futaa.com, both sides approached the match cautiously in the first 20 minutes. Gor Mahia’s first chances of the game saw Godfrey Walusimbi’s cut in and sent a shot that troubled Duncan Ochieng. Timothy Otieno later saw his header go wide after a delivery from Walusimbi.
Walusimbi dropped in another cross from the left few minutes later but Lloyd Wahome did his job well to deny Jacques Tuyisenge from getting an opener.
Just before halftime the Ugandan was at it again, he supplied another ball to Tuyisenge who headed it towards the goal but the goal-bound ball was stopped by his fellow teammate Otieno and the scoreline remained goalless going to the break.
Few minutes towards the hour mark, Samuel Olwande brought down Otieno in the 18 yard box and Gor Mahia was awarded a penalty. Assistant captain Tuyisenge who took the penalty sent Duncan Ochieng the wrong and gave Gor the only goal of the match.
Tusker’s chances in the match saw Ugandan import Moses Ndawula header go wide in the first half. Cerdy Lumumba also headed wide from Olwande’s corner kick while Humphrey Mieno’s free kick went wide.
The Super Cup brings together the Kenya Premier League winner and the Shield winner. This time round it was between Gor Mahia who finished second in the league and Tusker who won both the league and the Shield last season.