by Martin Oduor
Gor Mahia won their 16th premier league title on Saturday October 21st after beating Ulinzi Stars in a thrilling match played at Kericho Green Stadium.
Meddie Kagere scored a beautiful goal in the 12th minute to give K’ogalo maximum pointed needed to win 2017 SportPesa Premier League.
There are several things to marvel about Gor Mahia’s win of SportPesa Premier League. Below are the 5 important things to note looking back at K’ogalo campaign this season:
Gor Mahia were in to win starting from the beginning of the season. The club lost premier league title to Tusker in 2016 and were desperate to get it back.
K’ogalo had previously won the premier league title for three consecutive years – 2013, 2014, and 2015. The team believed in themselves and they did it in 2017.
Gor Mahia’s legion of fans stood by their team even when they lost 2016 SportPesa Premier League title to Tusker.
The team’s fans remained loyal to the club showing them support throughout the season. Fans traveled with Gor wherever they played filling stadia and cheering their favorite team.
K’ogalo’s loyal fans braved heavy rain in Kericho on Saturday when Gor beat Ulinzi to win the 2017 title. Heavy rains did not stop fans from filling Kericho Green Stadium. Gor’s fans wanajiamini.
Looking at the number of goals Gor’s strikers have scored this season it’s hard not to marvel at their swashbuckling performance.
K’ogallo’s strikers Jacques Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere have scored 23 goals this season. Meddie scored the important goal that won Gor the 2017 SportPesa Premier League.
Gor’s impressive form
K’ogalo has played 30 games, won 20, drew 6 and lost 4. They won their 16th premiership trophy with four matches to spare. Their closest rival Tusker trail them with 14 points.
A few years ago, Gor Mahia faced all sorts of problems including players losing morale due to delayed salaries and lack of funds to travel abroad for continental showpieces.
Every so often politicians and Gor’s fans had to chip in to finance the club’s activities. All these problems ended when SportPesa took over the club’s sponsorship.
SportPesa did not only solve Gor’s financial problems but also provided an avenue for the club to reach new heights. Remember Gor is the first Kenyan club to play English side Everton courtesy of SportPesa.
Gor beat arch-rivals AFC Leopards 3-0 to clinch the SportPesa Super Cup title and won a ticket to play Everton. They also pocketed Kes 3 million prize money when they won the Super Cup.
K’ogalo gave Everton a run for their money when they faced off in Dar es Salaam on 13 July 2017. They lost 2-1 but they gained experience playing against the English club.
By winning SportPesa Premier League 2017, Gor Mahia automatically qualifies for the 2018 CAF Champions League. K’ogallo can actually win CAF Champions League trophy, remember they won it way back in 1987. With support from us Kenyans, Gor can win CAF Champions League trophy again. Tujiamini!
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April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020