Gor resume title hunt
The Tusker Premier League resumes on Wednesday after the international break with Gor Mahia inching closer to the title while at the bottom Karuturi Sport, Kakamega Homeboyz, Mathare United are all in the fight to stay in the league.
Gor Mahia have a tough assignment away to Thika United, the team that denied them the crown last season.
The Thika based side will be ready to repeat their spoiling role yet again.
This is a must win match for Kogalo and anything other than a win will let second place Sofapaka back into the race, making the race go down to the wire.
Kogallo fine form
Bobby Williamson’s charges are in fine form and are through to the semifinals of the GOTC shield placing them on course for the double but it is a psychological test for the players with the shadow last season’s pain still looming large.
Gor will need to be focused and avoid any early celebrations as overconfidence could be their greatest undoing against a Thika side that have nothing to lose and will therefore be happy to dent Kogalo’s title hopes.
Gor will be counting on Ugandan striker Dan Ssserenkuma to score the goals upfront.
The Ugandan seems to be finding form at the right moment after a quiet first leg where he was linked with a move away from the club.
He bagged a brace in their GOTV quarter final match against Western Stima and his form has given the Green Army hopes of bagging silverware the season.
He has now scored four goals in three consecutive matches, if he can continue finding the back of the net; it will be all smiles in the Kogalo camp.
Gor will definitely need to be on their best if they are to leave Thika with the three points that will take them closer to the title.
Second place Sofapaka who are seven points adrift of the leaders host Chemilil Sugar at the City Stadium and are confident of up hauling Kogalo and win the title for the second time since 2008.
Sofapaka FC Coach Sam Timbe says his team will not give up hopes of clinching the league title despite the margin. The Ugandan tactician says with five games to play, there is a great chance for Batoto ba Mungu to win the league.
“We want to win all our remaining matches and hope that the other results come our way. We still have a chance and giving up has never been in my vocabulary. It has happened in my tenure before in Rwanda when a team I was coaching was ten points behind but we ended up winning the league,” Timbe told Nairobi News.
If Gor lose and Sofpaka win, then next Wednesday’s tie between the top two teams will be a tantalizing fixture.
At the wrong end of the table, second from last Homeboyz will be in Mombasa to face Bnadari looking for a win to pull them away from the relegation zone.
Homeboyz are on 23 points, five more than bottom placed Karuturi Sports and three less than Mathare United who will face Tusker at Kasarani.