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Gor Mahia clinch FKL Cup



Gor Mahia are the 2011 Football Kenya Limited(FKL) Cup winners after edging out defending champions Sofapaka 1-0 in the final at Nairobi City Stadium on Wednesday.

Edwin Lavatsa scored the all important goal in the 31st minute off a Kevin Ochieng pass to give Gor a record ninth FKL Cup victory.

Nairobi Mayor George Aladwa handed over the glittering trophy amid thunderous cheers to Gor Mahia captain Jerim Onyango after the final whistle.

That was followed by joyous celebrations as ecstatic Gor Mahia fans took to the streets of Nairobi to celebrate a monumental victory for the country’s most successful club.

That the team has struggle din recent weeks going on an eight match unbeaten run in the league made the win all the sweeter as the green army enjoyed respite from their rotten build up.

Match wise, Gor had their goalkeeper to thank as Onyango kept the marauding Sofapaka strikers at bay by pulling several acrobatic saves especially in the last 20 minutes.

Having gone to the break a goal down, Sofapaka dominated the second half with Humphrey Mieno long range shot hitting the cross bar in the 76th minute.

Gor survived a huge scare two minutes later when Joseph Nyaga’s rasping shot went few inches wide while Onami’s header in the 85th min was cleared off the line.

Following the win, Gor will represent the country in next year’s Caf Confederations Cup. They had eliminated archrivals AFC Leopards with a solitary goal in the semi while Sofapaka edged out Thika United 2-1 to book a ticket to the final.

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