After an easy win against struggling side Wazito FC who are headed straight back to the second tier, Gor Mahia will this weekend come up against much sterner opposition in Nzoia Sugar. The match will once again be played at Kisumu where K’Ogalo remained after their 4-0 demolition of Wazito.
The last time these two sides met was on March 11. On that day, Gor Mahia emerged 1-0 winners. Kevin Omondi was the toast of the day, scoring the all important goal. But Omondi has since lost his form inexplicably after what looked like a resurgence of his once promising career.
This coach coach Dylan Kerr will need to rely own his other stalwarts. In fact he will likely call upon the players who have been delivering of late: Shakava, Kagere, Kahata, Blackberry et al. Many had hoped he would rest these players against Wazito in order to save them for this crucial encounter.
As for Nzoia Sugar, they are currently placed 8th in the standings. They will be determined to put their campaign back on track after losing to Kariobangi Sharks on Wednesday. And they are buoyed by the fact that their talisman, Elvis Rupia, who is the leading scorer in the KPL, has agreed to stay at the club despite multiple suitors.
The match kicks off at 3pm On Sunday.