This past weekend, Gor Mahia recorded their fourth win of the season. And it was yet another hard fought win. Other than the first match of the season where Gor Mahia won 3-1 against Kariobangi Sharks, every other win has been by one goal. Even bottom side Zoo Kericho made Gor Mahia work hard for a 1-0 win.
Unlike last season’s first leg where Gor Mahia were entirely dependent on Tuyisenge’s goals, this season the goals have come from diverse sources, most notably Meddie Kagere who is returning to the form we saw in 2015, but also Wendo, Mugiraneza, Tuyisenge and Shakava.
But other teams are also breathing down Gor Mahia’s neck. Sofapaka and Bandari both recorded impressive wins this past weekend and arch rivals AFC Leopards are only two points behind. Surprise package Posta Rangers, who are now under former Gor Mahia coach Sammy Omollo “Pamzo” are in second place thanks to a deserved win over Mathare United.
Coach Ze Maria is under no illusions about the task ahead.
“Our plan is to win as much as we can and we shall keep working hard to achieve this plan. We have to keep winning these games. We have to keep winning matches, whether against SoNy Sugar or the champions Tusker. ” he said after the match.
And every team that plays Gor Mahia, comes out with determination.
“Sony was a tough side, especially because they were playing at home, but my boys really came out well and we won,” said Ze Maria.
Gor Mahia play Tusker next. Though Tusker have had a poor start to their season, one can be certain that they will be determined against Gor Mahia as they try to use that match to give their poor season the jolt it needs.
Youth team continues to impress
The Gor Mahia Youth team is competing in the Football Kenya Federation Division two Eastern. Of late they have had a run of good form that has put them firmly emong the contenders. This past weekend they beat Eastleigh Youth. Earlier they recorded impressive wins such as 5-1 whitewashing of Kenya Foreast service and a 4-0 win over Victoria Sports.