Gor Mahia humiliated arch-rivals AFC Leopards 3-0 to clinch the SportPesa Super Cup title at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday (12/06/17).
Timothy Otieno broke the deadlock at the hour mark as Oliver Maloba doubled the lead on the 78th minute, eleven minutes after replacing Otieno.
Former Leopards player John Ndirangu completed the rout with a neatly taken goal in stoppage time.
Gor Mahia head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira speaking to the media:
“The boys did a good job. They played well from the first to the last minute. It’s good win that will motivate us in the league matches,” Ferreira indicated.
AFC Leopards assistant coach Dennis Kitambi said:
“Congrats to Gor Mahia. They played well and deserved to win. They outplayed us in each half and made it difficult for us to settle in the match.”
The crucial win meant K’Ogalo added yet another trophy to their cabinet and walked away with approximately Sh3m in prize money.
The champions got the chance to play nine-time English Premier League winners Everton FC on June 13 at the National Stadium in the same city.
Leopards settled for the just over KSh1m allocated for runners-up position.
SportPesa Chief Executive officer, Ronald Karauri, had in May said they were delighted to sponsor the tournament which Kenya would host next year.
“We are excited and committed to give participating teams and their supporters a world class tournament geared towards bringing the best out of each talent in East Africa.
“The SportPesa Super Cup gives a big opportunity to the East Africa teams to enjoy the benefits of international partnerships under the SportsPesa banner. We are keen to promoting local football by showcasing it’s talent to the English Premier League,” Mr Karauri noted.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chief executive officer, Robert Muthomi, also noted that the federation was happy to be associated with the tournament.