Gor Mahia’s final match in the 2015 Kenya Premier League season will be played on Sunday at the Nyayo national stadium. As was the case last season, the match will be against Muhoroni Youth.
The League sponsors, sports online betting firm SportPesa, will on Friday unveil a brand new SportPesa Premier League trophy. It is said to be an impressive piece of art manufactured in Europe by some of the best people in the business.
The Kenyan Premier League however clarifies that Gor Mahia, who have now won the diadem for three straight years, will keep the old trophy for good. An elaborate trophy presentation ceremony has been planned on the day.
Club Organising Secretary David Kilo said several activities have been lined up ahead of the eventual presentation of the trophy. “We want to make it a special moment for our fans and we have lined up several activities before our final match. We have invited several musicians to entertain our fans, among other activities,” he said.
Club officials have prevailed upon fans to maintain decorum unlike the past two seasons when fans invaded the pitch.
Gor Mahia have already won the league but will be aiming to finish the season on a high note and maintain the unbeaten run. Against Western Stima on Wednesday, Gor Mahia were made to fight tooth and nail before finally beating the power-men. But it proved that Gor Mahia are capable of winning under different conditions as descibed by technical bench member Frank Ouna.
“A game is always 90 minutes plus, meaning you can score at any given time be it the first minute, thirty or last second. In the first half the game was open and frankly we could have gotten something from the match. The game was open but in the second half I guess they just could not match us and resorted to defensive play. We camped in their half and they were just good,” said Ouna to goal.com
Muhoroni for their part have vowed to spoil Gor Mahia’s party
“Since no one managed to break Gor Mahia’s unbeaten run, then we want to assure them that we will do it come on Sunday. We made some mistakes in the Top 8 match, but have corrected the same.” said Moses Adagala the Muhoroni chairman.
But he will find the going tough against a Gor Mahia side that still appears hungry. A team that even after capturing the league, has scored convincing wins over Sofapaka, Tusker and Western Stima. Michael Olunga is two goals adrift of Jesse Were and is determined to catch him. Ali Abondo and Musa Mohamed are having the best season of their careers.
Innocent Wafula has risen from relative obscurity into one of the best players in the country. His nationality has been in doubt but club official Ronald Ngala has averred that Wafula is a Kenya by birth.
“When we signed him, he gave us a copy of his identity card and birth certificate which indicates he was born in Teso District and therefore, is a Kenyan. I think Harambee Stars management should have fast-tracked his effort to get a passport instead of dropping him.” said Ngala to goal.com