Substitute Enoch Agwanda strike just after the breather second was all Gor Mahia needed to down Sudanese giants Al Hilal Omdurman in a Red Sea Festival and Tourism friendly match played at Port Sudan Stadium on Thursday 21 January.
Agwanda latched on debutant Erick Ouma’s cross from the left channel to break the deadlock after both sides had tussled to a barren first half. The win handed K’Ogalo their second trophy in foreign land in less than a week after clinching the St. George FC’s 80th Anniversary Cup on Friday 15 January in Addis Ababa.
Head Coach Frank Nuttall started Boniface Oluoch in between the post while Musa Mohammed and Harun Shakava partnered at the back as Bernard Odhiambo and Luke Ochieng’ played on the left and right back positions respectively
Collins Okoth and Ernest Wendo were the men at the midfield as George Odhiambo and Francis Kahata supplied the passes upfront in search of Jacob Keli and Ronald Omino. The first half ending in a goalless draw.
In the second half, Nuttall handed former Kakamega High School player Erick Ouma his first game since joining the club early in the year in place of Ronald Omino and Agwanda coming on for Keli. Two minutes later, the two combined well to find the back of the net in what was the only goal in the match.
Al Hilal had a chance to level matters on the 77th minute but their attempt from a penalty spot was saved by Oluoch.
The team is expected back in the country in the morning of Saturday 23 January.
Starting XI: Boniface Oluoch (GK), Benard Odhiambo, Musa Mohammed, Harun Shakava, Luke Ochieng’, Ernest Wendo, Collins Okoth, Ronald Omino (Erick Ouma 46’), George Odhiambo, Francis Kahata, Jacob Keli (Enoch Agwanda 46’)