Gor Mahia produce stunning comeback to avoid KCB defeat

Gor Mahia FC came from three goals down to salvage a point in a 3-3 draw with KCB in a round 27 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) encounter staged at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday 2 May.

KCB had sailed to a 3-0 lead inside the first half hour with Bolton Omwenga scoring a rare brace to add onto Martin Nderitu’s opener.

Tense second half

But Gor would respond through strikes from Harun Shakava and Samuel Onyango to end a blockbuster opening half and set up a tense second stanza that would eventually see Gor claim a point with Francis Mustafa grabbing the equalizer deep in stoppage time.

The bankers were on the verge of claiming the double over the league leaders but as has been the case in many of the team’s games this season, a lack of concentration in the final minutes was their undoing.

Frank Ouna’s men claimed a 1-0 win over Gor in their first leg meeting, a game that saw crowd trouble at the end.

The draw sees Gor unable to restore their nine point advantage at the top of the standings and now lie seven points above their closest challengers with 59 points while KCB remain in 12th place, now with 31 points.

Sumptuous double

A poor first half from K’Ogalo saw the bankers take advantage with left back Omwenga scoring a sumptuous double with ferocious strikes from distance.

This would prompt Hassan Oktay into a first half double substitution as he brought on Boniface Omondi and Dennis Oliech for Hashim Sempala and Erisa Ssekisambu.

The changes would stabilize the defending league champions and provide a catalyst for the comeback.