After a convincing 3-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks, Gor Mahia will next visit Machakos Stadium to play Nakumatt on Saturday August 4. The last time these two sides met, Gor Mahia recorded a convincing 4-0 win. Gor Mahia will be buoyed by the return of Karim Nizigiyimana from a long layoff. The Burundian right back is now match fit according to coach Dylan Kerr.
“Karim has been training really well after his rehabilitation. We are observing him but I think we should be able to give him some minutes in the Nakumatt match. I am really excited to have him back,” said Kerr to michezoafrika.
Another player who is keen to return is Wellington Ochieng. The fullback has also been nursing a long term injury, as well as Ernest Wendo.
“I think I now have a big problem because every player is working hard in training and wants to play. It is a good problem for me because I know we have a strong team all round,” said Kerr.
Gor Mahia are further buoyed by the return to form of Kevin Omondi. His form and match fitness had been questionable for much of this season. He has played very well in the last three matches, scoring three goals and showing the quickness and dexterity that saw him become a national team regular 5 years ago.
Kogalo are 15 points ahead of second placed Sofapaka who have played 24 matches. This means that if Kogalo can wrap up the 2018 Kenya premier league title if they win 5 more matches. In fact Gor Mahia could possibly wrap up the title by the time they play Rayon Sports of Rwanda on August 19.
After Nakumatt, Gor Mahia will visit Mombasa to play Bandari on August 7. Their stay at Mombasa on Monday will be funded by former parliamentary aspirant Eliud Owalo who has offered to pay Ksh 270,000 for Kogalo to stay at a 5 star hotel in Mombasa.