The gods of victory finally smiled on popular Kenyan Premier League side Gor Mahia after seven attempts when they beat 2010 champions Sofapaka 1-0 at Nairobi's City Stadium on Sunday.
Fans of the side popularly known as K’Ogalo danced all the way into Nairobi’s Central Business District as they celebrated their hard-earned victory.
The team’s new Croatian coach, Zdravko Logarusic, joined the players at the centre of the pitch to congratulate them, saying that the win was only the beginning.
"The players did their best. They played their hearts out and they have all reasons to sing and dance," Logarusic said.
"Sofapaka is a good team, but I had taken my time to read up on their fame a few days ago and knew their formation. They gave us as much as they received but I’m happy we came out on top."
After intense pressure in which Gor missed several chances, the opportunity came in the 41st minute when Eugene Asike used his hand to block a goal-bound ball.
Rama Salima stepped up to take the resultant spot kick, which he coolly netted after sending goalkeeper Duncan Ochieng the wrong way.
The match had started in a high tempo with Gor playing the last line high and harrassing the Sofapaka midfield on several occasions, making it difficult for the opposing midfield to hold onto the ball.
Sofapaka were stronger in the second half but Gor keeper Jerry Onyango twice denied John Baraza and John Onami.
Gor now have 10 points from as many games.