Ahead of the much awaited Mashemeji Derby against AFC Leopards on Sunday, Kenya Premier League record champions have the small matter of dealing with Nzoia Sugar on Wednesday. A win against lowly ranked would confirm Gor Mahia as the Numero uno in Kenyan football for the third season in a row and for the 17th time overall.
it really is a true reflection of their dominance in the past few years that Gor Mahia are achieving all this despite playing in the Sportpesa Super Cup, the CAF Confederations League, and the Sportpesa Shield. K’Ogallo competes on four fronts every season and almost always ends up as top dog in the league.
The last time Hassan Oktay’s side lost in the league was in January against KCB, just days after jetting back from Tanzania where they featured in the Sportpesa Super Cup. At the time of the loss, many were questioning their ability to retain the title but 4 months later, they sit pretty at the top of the log with 66 points, ten ahead of their nearest rivals, and with a game in hand!
They comfortably dismissed Sofapaka in their last outing leaving them 3 points away from yet another league crown, Giniwasekao indeed. Rotation has been key for Hassan Oktay and with a derby to play after Nzoia, most of the big guns are expected to sit this one out. The likes of Tuyisenge are expected to be on the bench but with Dennis Oliech’s season-ending injury, Nicholas Kipkirui will probably start both matches.
Nzoia Sugar, with due respect to them, are not expected to cause Gor a lot of problems. They are winless in their 4 fixtures, losing 3 of them and are 13th on the log with 33 points.
Gor Mahia’s pursuit of the title will seemingly stop at no costs, Nzoia Sugar is the next stop and we will have all the details from the match as the action happens!