The league champions will face the Thika membership, who outwitted Nairobi Metropolis Stars of their respective quarter-final’s fixture
Gor Mahia joined arch-rivals AFC Leopards within the FKF Protect Cup semi-finals after beating Kariobangi Sharks 2-0 at Utalii Floor on Thursday.
The FKF Premier League heavyweights scored in both half to progress within the home competitors on the expense of the previous champions. Karim Nikiema and Sydney Ochieng have been the scorers for Okay’Ogalo in a match they largely dominated from the primary whistle.
Nikiema scored on the half-hour mark when he took benefit of a focus lapse by the Kariobangi Sharks defence to fireside house the opener. Ga Mathews helped Gor Mahia keep the lead when he stopped Godfrey Shiveka’s penalty minutes into the second half as Kariobangi Sharks appeared extra decided to get an equaliser.
Ochieng, who got here on later within the second half, doubled the scoreline for Gor Mahia in added time to punish Kariobangi Sharks, who have been in a critical hunt for an equaliser.
In the meantime, Bidco United progressed after a hard-fought 1-0 victory in opposition to Nairobi Metropolis Stars on the Ruaraka floor and can now face Gor Mahia. David Orem scored the one objective of the sport that helped Bidco United, who’ve been in spectacular kind within the league, to advance on the expense of the Kawangware membership.
The primary clear likelihood for Metropolis Stars got here within the ninth minute when Oliver Maloba outmanoeuvred two opponents, however his closing shot was blocked as Anthony Kimani collected the rebound, however his try went broad.
Kevin Okumu was the primary participant to be yellow-carded when he introduced down Stephen Waruru as Bidco United launched a counter-attack within the twelfth minute. The house group was unable to reap the benefits of a free kick simply outdoors the field.
Orem scored for the Premier League debutants within the twenty ninth minute and, regardless of the Metropolis Stars’ threats and dominance all via the remaining time, Bidco United remained stable and emerged winners.
A mix of Davis Agesa and Bolton Omwenga virtually gave Metropolis Stars an equaliser within the thirty third minute, however the former was let down by his first contact whereas unmarked inside Bidco United’s field. The Thika membership survived once more when Omwenga’s cross discovered Nicholas Kipkirui contained in the field, however the former Gor Mahia ahead was unable to seek out some house to shoot because the opponents swarmed round him and cleared away the Forty third-minute hazard.
Metropolis Stars made a change within the fifty fifth minute when Maloba got here out of his place to be crammed in by Rodgers Okumu and the substitute’s impression was felt instantly as his strikes received three free-kicks for the dominant Metropolis Stars inside 4 minutes. The guests virtually earned an equaliser within the seventieth minute, however Kennedy Onyango’s header from a nook hit the crossbar.
Kimani was injured within the 87th minute and Metropolis Stars have been compelled to make a last-minute change as Ebrimah Sanneh got here on.