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ANALYSIS: Why Gor Maihia no longer have a competitor in East Africa Football arena

11th June, 2018

Dylan Kerr finally got revenge over his former employers, Simba SC, as SportPesa Super Cup champions Gor Mahia beat the Tanzanians 2-0 on Sunday to set up a historic rematch with English Premier League side Everton, at Goodison Park.

The undoubtedly biggest contest in East Africa staged at Afraha Stadium lived up to the billing as the Rwandese duo of Meddie Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge scored a goal each to secure a once in a lifetime opportunity to clash with the Toffees in Merseyside. Everton beat K'Ogalo 2-1 in the reverse fixture in Dar es Saalam last year.

"It is a dream come true for most of the players as they have never played in Europe. It is a sweet victory and I have proved the Simba management wrong; they did a mistake to fire me," a delighted Kerr told The Standard Sports.

Gor Captain Harun Shakava couldn't hide his joy after defending the title unbeaten.

 "This is a reward for teamwork. We played as a unit and I happy we retained the trophy unbeaten and without conceding a single goal. We can't wait to play at Goodison Park," said Shakava.

Apart from winning a trip to the United Kingdom, the record Kenyan champions also pocketed Sh 3M in cash prize, while Wekundu wa Msimbazi went back to Tanzania with Sh 1M.  Kenyan international Philemon Otieno was named the man of the match as Shaban Odhoji and Meddie Kagere walked away with the golden gloves and golden boot respecti