Gor Mahia take on Sofapaka

Kogalo fans will hope Rama rediscovers his scoring touch

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Rivals AFC Leopards’ will face Mathare United with a potential ‘Mashemeji Derby’ in the offing should both Ingwe and Gor Mahia win their matches

A potential ‘Mashemeji derby’ is in the offing after Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards’ pooled Sofapaka FC and Mathare United respectively in the semi-finals of Kenya Charity Cup.

AFC Leopards’, who on Tuesday had threatened to pull out of the tournament, topped in the votes afer garnering 11875. Mathare United came second on 11348 votes, Gor Mahia third on 9804 while Sofapaka finished fourth on 3636 votes.

A reliable source had informed Goal on Tuesday that the Gotv Shield Cup champions had withdrawn from the competition so as ‘to concentrate on the coming season that includes taking part in Caf Confederation Cup.’

Sofapaka are the defending champions having won the inaugural edition held in 2013 at Kasarani. The four teams will compete on February 2 at Nyayo Stadium in a day long festival.

The opening match will pit AFC Leopards’ against Mathare United at 0900hrs before Gor Mahia take on Sofapaka in a repeat of the 2013 edition at 1130hrs. Winning team will carry home Sh1 million, runners-up rake in Sh600, 000 while the third and fourth teams will each pocket Sh300, 000.

Kiongera still on Gor Mahia’s radar

Gor Mahia are still trying to sign striker Mungai Kiongera who reportedly left the Gor Mahia camp to return to his old club KCB.

“We are still talking with KCB. We are negotiating so that we can reach an amicable solution that is agreeable to all parties. He (Kiongera) is a good player with quality whom we would want to add onto our squad” said club chairman Ambrose Rachier to micheoafrika.com


10 thoughts on “Gor Mahia take on Sofapaka

  1. Mr. Chairman, I agree with you that Kiongera is a good player that you would want to retain in the squad.But where is his heart? Will his attitude give him a chance? Why did he leave the club? What happened to his contract while the others were signing theirs? Please Mr. Chairman mpira sio kama ndoa ya mume na mke.

  2. Fellow Bloggers, this year is going to be tougher than last year. Sofa, Ingwe and Tusker have really recruited well. In fact Mathare has taken over Tusker. And even checking City stars all over a sudden players are flocking there. This therefore means that we have to be better than last year to land trophies in our cabinet as we have always done.
    This will therefore entail us giving the team unmatched support devoidof the common chaotic scenes. If we could hold such peacefull elections what would stop us fans from observing peace whether the results go our way or not? I believe we will not let our supporters, fans, TB, sponsors and TB down.
    On Kiongera I have always said that he has the potential though at Gor it was never unleashed. An issue i believe he has is an attitude. Not sure whether it’s his nature or not but that can be worked on. Rooney had such but Sir Alex managed to ‘tame’ him. So if AR brings him back there is no issue but he has to deliver or BW will sideline him again

  3. I can’t agree more with Muga. Y r we pleading with Kiongera?
    In his position we r sploit 4 choice, but most importantly a club of GM’s stature should not b “stooping” low 2 beg players 2 join them. This is a BIG CLUB.
    Lastly Bwana AR this saga is of your own making, administration has been the weak point of your leadership. With proper structures & systems GM would be further now. Please implement these in your current tenure & you will be the most successful (rather than the longest) GM chair.

  4. Iwapo ng’ombe hataki kunywa maji. kelele za chura kamwe hazitamshurutisha kuyanywa. I wish Kiongera could be left alone.

  5. personally i wouldn’t mind him making his way back to Gor.with him on the pitch there is always a likelyhood of a goal.
    given that our other strikers may not last the distance in all competitions for one reason or another,it wouldn’t be a bad idea afterall!!!lets get rid of whatever differences that there are and move on with footballing matters on the pitch….

  6. todays game was entertaining and mumbi gave us a good run!
    However,some of our players need to really pull up their socks.
    Walusimbi was our best player today.quick on the ball,can dribble,can cross and very alert!

  7. I think that there is a problem with our strikers. they dont score against 2nd tier sides and where will they score. If they cant harass 2nd tier sides defence then which defence can they harass.Does it mean that the likes of BB,RS,DS,kenga & all the strikers we have r just gud srikers & not the best strikers in KPL.Strikers shud no that their work is to score goals.Thats the only job that brought them to GMFC so that they earn a living.
    K’ogalo forever.

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