South Sudan international and Gor Mahia FC forward came off the bench and scored two goals as the K’Ogalo recorded a second successive 3-1 comfortable win against Western Stima at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Monday afternoon.
The defending Kenyan Premier League champions went into the match on the back of a similar win over Mathare United last time out, and they picked a second successive win for the first time this season.
Samuel Onyango, who scored the third against the Slum Boys last time out, opened the scores in Kisumu in the 23rd minute to set them on the path to another important win.
The lead did not last long though as the hosts equalized in the 38th minute through Uganda international Godfrey Orachaman to ensure it stood all square going into the break.
Gor came back for the second half a determined side and their persistence paid off in the 68th minute when Tito Okello found the back of the net to give them a 2-1 lead.
K’Ogalo was not happy with the slim lead as they fought and won the third goal in the 85th minute thanks to the former Vipers SC star, Okello who then got his second of the day and third for the defending champions with two minutes to go to ensure they left the western city with maximum points.
The win saw Gor move to eighth on the standings on nine points, nine off league leaders KCB.
Okello made his debut for the South Sudan national football team on 10 October 2020 against Cameroon B and scored the his first goal aganist Uganda as South Sudan beat Uganda 1-0 in the group B AFCON 2021 qualifiers at Nyayo National Stadium.
Western Stima XI: Samuel Odhiambo, Mukisa Junior, Bravo Otieno, Marvin Ayoro, Brian Steve, Ibrahim Ochieng, Baron Oketch, Patrick Otieno, Villa Oramchan, Austine Wahongo.
Subs: Ian Nagweya, Rodgers Ouma, Ochieng Mark, Spencer Obura, Devance Ochieng, Mohamed Mbaruku, Frank Leon.
Gor Mahia XI: Boniface Oluoch, Charles Momanyi, Philemon Otieno, Joachim Oluoch, Ernest Wendo, Samuel Onyango, Bertrand Konfor, Kenneth Muguna, Jules Ulimwengu, Clifton Miheso.
Subs: Gad Mathews, Kevin Wesonga, Andrew Juma, Tito Okello, John Onyango, Omondi, Benson Omalla.