Gor Mahia coach: Poor officiating cost us

Yesterday, Kenya Premier League Champions Tusker FC was crowned the Super Cup champions after edging out Gor Mahia 8-7 in shootouts.

Gor took the lead in the 53rd minute after Samwel Onyango scored from the spot, but it was shot live as Tusker equalized five minutes later via Ibrahim Joshua, also from the spot.

The former Champions woos worsen in the 63rd minute after their skipper Harun Shakava was red-carded, a decision that did not go well with their coach Mark Harrison.

“I don't think we really performed in the game. We struggled to get into any rhythm and the game was also changed by the referee, including the shock decision to award a penalty and sending Shakava out. I mean, he ruined the game,” reiterated Harrison.

He also blamed insufficient preparation as the team only trained for ten teams ahead of the encounter.

The match ended 1-1, and the teams proceeded straight to penalties.

Tusker’s custodian emerged the hero in shootouts after he saved three penalties.

The match was played at Thika Stadium, central Kenya.

The tie was a curtain-raiser of the new season which kicks off during the weekend.

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