Courtesy of futaa.com
Kenyan representatives in the CAF Champions League, Gor Mahia bundled out a stubborn US Bitam with a 4-2 win in the post match shootouts after a 0-1 outcome in the regular time in the second round of the preliminary CAF Champions League tie played on Sunday 16 February 2014 at the Gaston Peyrille Stadium, Gabon.
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Tied 1-1 on aggregate, the game went straight to post match penalties where Gor emerged 3-1 winners to book a place in the first round.
Gor Mahia scored through Godfrey Walusimbi, Rama Salim, former Kakamega Homeboyz youngster Haron Shakava and Innocent Mutiso with man of the match Jerim Onyango saving Bitam’s penalty, the third in the match.
From the opening whistle, Bitam launched attack after another in order to restore parity with their efforts paying off in the 12th minute.
Gor almost bagged an away goal but Jared Obwoge splashed an obvious chance in the 20th minute after US Bitam keeper had spilt the oncoming shot.
The Kenyan champions then had skipper Jerim Onyango to thank after the reigning goal keeper of the year saved a US Bitam spot kick at the half hour mark.
The match had for the break with Gor Mahia’s three players of Dan Sserunkuma, David Owino and Musa Mohammed already yellow carded.
On resumption, Jared Obwoge thought to have given his side an away goal only to see his header tipped over the bar by Bitam keeper after ever impressing Godfrey Walusimbi’s cross from the flank.
Four minutes later, Eric Ochieng’ was pulled out for Shaban Kenga with Innocent Mutiso coming on for Daniel Onyango.
In the 73rd minute, Team Manager Frank Ouna was sent off by centre referee, a few minutes later, David Calabar Owino received his matching orders for a second bookable offence in what was termed to be protesting to the centre referee.
The hosts were gifted another penalty in the 85th minute but an outstanding Jerim saved Gor blushes by blocking the spot kick.
Post match shootouts
With four minutes of added time, ten-men Gor Mahia could not allow Bitam’s threat hence sending the game to post match shootouts.
Gor Mahia lineup: Jerim Onyango (GK), Musa Mohammed, Godfrey Walusimbi, Haron Shakava, David Owino, Anthony Teddy Akumu, Eric Ochieng’, Daniel Onyango, Geoffrey Kizito, Dan Sserunkuma, Jared Obwoge.