Defending champions Gor Mahia will take on Nakumatt this Saturday February 3 at Machakos in their opening match of the 2018 KPL season. The 2018 season promises to be a tough one. Last season Gor Mahia won at a canter. In response, other teams have sought to strengthen their sides in order to compete with Kogalo. Most notably Sofapaka who have signed Kenyan international Kevin Kimani as well as Stephen Waruru, Ian Otieno, Kepha Aswani and Ibrahim Kitawi. Arch rivals AFC Leopards were also busy in the transfer season, signing two Ghanaians, a Nigerian and a Ugandan.
But Gor Mahia are confident, having started the season on a sound note by beating Ingwe in the Super cup. And coach Dylan Kerr is happy with the new signings who include the returning Kevin Omondi, Humphrey Mieno, Samuel Onyango and Ivorian Ephrem Guikan.
Sunday’s opponents Nakumatt, also strengthened their side by signing experienced players Noah Abich, Timonah Wanyonyi and Lucas Indeche.
Last season, Kogalo won both matches against Nakumatt, winning 2-0 and 1-0. A win against Nakumatt will put Gor Mahia in a confident position ahead of the CAF champions league match which will happen the following weekend.
Kickoff: 3pm Saturday February 3