League leaders Gor Mahia will take on second placed Sofapaka in a pivotal KPL match at Kasarani on Wednesday. A win for Kogalo will see put daylight between them and Sofapaka and put them on the brink of winning the title. It will mean the most number of points Sofapaka can gain is 52 points, thus throwing them out of contention. A win for Sofapaka add yet more tension to the league as Sofapaka will now be only 4 points adrift. Should AFC also beat Karuturi, they will still be in contention however if Gor Mahia beat Sofapaka, they would then need just one point from their remaining matches to gain an unassailable lead over AFC.
To achieve a win over Sofapaka , Gor Mahia will be counting on stocky Ugandan attacker Dan Sserunkuma who has been in sensational form of late. He sat out of the match against SoNy Sugar on Saturday. A good move by coach Williamson. Fans will also hope that Joseph Wanyonyi, Kevin Omondi and Eric Ochieng who have been in form lately maintain their form. The defence has been solid all year round and will be counted on to hold off Bob Mugalia and the rest of the Sofapaka strikers.
Sofapaka have vowed to fight to the bitter end. “They have all the reasons to be confident of winning the title; they have a healthy lead, but anything can happen. They may end up collecting just a single point in their remaining games,” said Sam Timbe their Ugandan coach to the Daily Nation.
When these two teams last met in the KPL, Gor Mahia won 1-0 thanks to a Kiongera goal off a cross from Edwin Lavatsa. May the 12th man show up in large numbers at Kasarani to carry the team. Also fans should behave themselves and accept the results regardless of outcome. Kickoff time is 17:00 at Kasarani.