Dynamos power past Gor Mahia

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Feb 01, 2022
  • Power Dynamos Larry Bwalya in action with teammate Derrick Mwansa )L) with Gor Mahia George Odhiambo.(Photo by Shutterspeed)

Gor Mahia fans could not have wished for a worse start as Kogalo were hammered 3-0 in an international friendly match against Power Dynamos of Zambia.

Gor Mahia missed out on a host of scoring chances including two penalties.

The first one came midway through the first half when the referee awarded Gor Mahia a penalty following a handball.

But Timothy Otieno saw his attempt saved by Joel Kanyiba the Dyanamos goalkeeper. Dyanamos were then presented with their own penalty when Collins Okoth fouled a Zambia player in the penalty box.

Kennedy Mudenda made no mistake from the spot and the Zambians went into half time leading 1-0 and buoyed by their goal. As the second half started, Gor Mahia poured forward in search of an equalizer.

The Zambians capitalized with a counter attack in the 55th minute to make it 2-0 via Richard Kasonde.

The goal was similar to the first one as Gor Mahia defended high and the Zambians capitalized. Gor Mahia were awarded a penalty in the 65th minute.

Michael Olunga stepped forward to take it and blasted it over the goals in a manner similar to a rugby player kicking a rugby penalty. Luka Lungu sealed the score in the 80th minute.

It was the second successive loss for Gor in a friendly after falling to Simba by a similar score last September.

The strike force visibly struggle while the defence were exposed by the efficient Zambians. Gor Mahia will host Madagascar football league winners CNaPS Sport in their first round Champions League matches in a fortnights time.