The wait to lift the league title they won at a canter a month ago is over for Gor Mahia as Harun Shakava seeks to become the third K’Ogalo skipper to lift the Kenyan Premier League trophy in four years.
The defending champions have been on a terrible state on and off the pitch in the wake of their elimination from the CAF Confederation Cup going on to lose three consecutive league matches, the first time that has happened since in inception of the top flight league 12 years ago.
All that will be forgiven and forgotten in Kisumu today afternoon, where a carnival atmosphere will prevail ahead of their meeting with Mathare United. Coach Dylan Kerr will be hoping for a professional performance from his side despite many of the players minds already being on holiday despite the trip to Everton UK in less than forty days.
Rwandan marksman Jacques Tuyisenge, who had been tipped for the golden boot following the departure of leading scorer Elvis Rupia. He will be hoping the likes of Francis Kahata are fielded to help create the goal-scoring opportunities he thrives on. Mathare too have a player in their ranks eyeing the Golden Boot.
Barely in his 20s young striker Cliff Nyakeya will be looking to go down in history as the youngest winner of the top scorers’ gong with five goals needed in this final two matches. AFC Leopards just like Ulinzi Stars have resigned themselves to another season of underachieving. Just six days ago, both sides were looking for a grandstand conclusion to the campaign with a possible match-up in the Shield final and a top two finish on the cards.