Strikes from Abdul Karim Nikiema and Sydney Ochieng in stoppage time of separate halves against Kariobangi Sharks were all that Gor Mahia needed to book a lost in the semifinals of the FKF Betway Cup.
The Kenyan Premier League champions swept aside Sharks 2-0 at Utalii Grounds on Thursday afternoon to join archrivals AFC Leopards in the FKF Cup semifinals last four.
🟢 | A big win in FKF quarter final match over Kariobangi Sharks 💪💪
We are through to semis.
FT: Gor Mahia 2 – 0 K. Sharks
— 🏆 – GOR MAHIA FC (@OfficialGMFC) June 10, 2021
Nikiema gave Gor Mahia the lead in the closing stages of the opening half to set them on course for the win, depsite a second half fightback from the Kariobangi Sharks.
Sharks renewed efforts after the break saw them win a penalty just after the hour mark but Gor custodian Gad Mathews rose to the occasion to deny Sharks skipper Geoffrey Shiveka from levelling the scores from the spot.
Second half substitute Sydney Ochieng was on the end of a quick counter attack in stoppage time to secure a 2-0 win and book a semifinal date with Bidco United on Sunday.
— FKF Betway Cup (@FKFCup) June 10, 2021
Bidco United edged out Nairobi City Stars 1-0 at Ruaraka Grounds courtesy of a David Orem’s 21st minute strike.
Collated FKF Betway Cup quarterfinal results
Bandari FC 0-1 Equity FC (Ruaraka)
Tusker 0-1 AFC Leopards (Ruaraka)
Kariobangi Sharks 0-2 Gor Mahia (Utalii Grounds)
Bidco United 1-0 Nairobi City Stars (Ruaraka Grounds)
Equity FC vs AFC Leopards
Bidco United vs Gor Mahia