"Home of the mighty Kogalo...."
On Saturday March 3 2018, Gor Mahia played against Bandari. These are the two teams that Ben Oloo Breakdance played for. It was as if fate arranged this match as a remembrance for the former Kogalo and Bandari winger 5 days after he passed on. Let us remember the life of this wonderfully gifted winger.
RIP Breakdance. Let us not judge his decision to take his own life. Clinical depression is a debilitating illness whereby the brain produces chemicals that make a person constantly depressed. It can get to the point where a person cannot take it anymore.
Gor Mahia players spent their first two days in Malabo relaxing and getting familiar with the playing surface at the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, where the return leg will be played. Gor Mahia will have to do without striker Jacque Tuyisenge who has been ruled out after picking up an injury against Zoo Kericho.
Taking a 2-0 lead into the match, Kogalo should be taking no chances against this side. When playing at home and with help from referees, they are capable of springing a surprise. Back in 2014, Gor Mahia played US Bitam of Gabon and the referee blatantly tried to help the Gabonese side. Only the heroics of Jerim Onyango saved Kogalo.
A traveling party of 20 Kogalo players has left of for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea via Addis Ababa. They are set to arrive in Malabo on Bioko island on Monday. The match will be played on February 21.
Images courtesy of Tony Anelka
Boniface Oluoch, Shaban Odhoji, Fredrick Odhiambo, Wellington Ochieng, Charles Momanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Joash Onyango, Wesley Onguso, Joachim Oluoch, Harun Shakava, Francis Kahata, Kevin Omondi, Ernest Wendo, Lawrence Juma, Humphrey Mieno, Cercidy Lumumba, Philemon Otieno, Bernard Ondiek, George Odhiambo, Jacques Tuyisenge, Ephrem Guikan, Medie Kagere, Boniface Omondi, Samuel Onyango
Gor Mahia were crowned 2017 Sportpesa Kenya Premier League Champions on Saturday in Kisumu. The last Match against Sony Sugar ended in a 2-2 draw with Rwandese marksman Meddie Kagere scoring both goals.
Gor Mahia have 74 points which is an incredible 22 points ahead of second placed Sofapaka. The match was attended by the club’s deputy Patron -Homa Bay governor Cyprian Awiti, Kisumu Governor, Peter Anyang Nyongo, senator Fred Outa and thousands of fans.