Nakuru AllStars, who knocked out Tanzanian giants Simba in the quarters went to the match with a mind-set of winning but their dream were dented at the stroke of half-time when Rwandan striker Meddie Kagere headed past keeper Martin Lule.
In the second half, stand-in coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno introduced Amos Nondi in the 57th minute and rested goal-scorer Meddie Kagere in the 62th minute in a bid to adjust the lineup as they look for another goal.
The changes created an impact which was manifested in the 82th minute with a goal from George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo; a goal which wrapped up the game.
In an earlier semifinal match, arch-rivals AFC Leopards had also sailed past Yanga to book the final spot. It will be fascinating to see how the two teams lock horns in a derby outside Kenya.
Gor Mahia Starting XI: Fredrick Odhiambo - Haroun Shakava, Innocent Wafula, Wellington Ochieng, Joash Onyango, Timothy Otieno, Francis Kahata,Kenneth Muguna,George Odhiambo, Philemon Otieno,Kagere Meddie.
Subs: GK Shaban Odhoji, Bernard Odhiambo, Simiyu, Anthony Mbugua, Amos Nondi, Tedsy Osok, john Ndirangu, Oliver Maloba, Jeconiah Uyoga
Nakuru AllStars Starting XI:Martin Lule, Chege Joseph, MUkhwana James, Makanji Japheth, Siwa Teddy, Peter Nganga, Amani Peter , Anthony Ng’ang’a, Geoffrey Maina, Dennis Nandwa, Daniel Kamau
Subs: Daniel Likoko Philip Ambuso Jerome Baraka Peter Mwangi Robert Arot Peter Thiongo Ongoro Ochako.