Kogalo are due to resume KPL matches after a long break. After an uninspiring first leg so far, Kogalo fans will be hoping for a much better campaign. In the past two years, Gor Mahia have started the league poorly but finished strongly. After a second place finish last season, Kogalo fans will be hoping for nothing less than a win at this years league. Whether they can dig themselves out of sixth position remains to be seen.
For the beginning of the second leg, Gor Mahia have sought to strengthen their lineup by chasing various established players. Hajji Mwachoki who was released by Thika United has been signed and is apparently already training with the club. Burly striker Wycliff Ochomo has apparently also joined the club.
Among the departures is fan favorite Ibrahim Kitawi. The brilliant Kitawi has been at Kogalo since 2007 and has produced some spectacular perfomances and scored some sensational goals. His perfomance in 2009 even saw him earn a national team call up. However under coach Zico, Kitawi has inexplicably fallen out of favor. We wish him well as he joins Tusker. We hope he will not come back to haunt Kogalo like Dino Kitavi did in 1982. Kitavi had joined the club a few years earlier but found himself way behind the midfield pecking order which already had players like Sammy Owino “Kempes”, Tim Ayieko, Gideon Hamisi, and Jerry Imbo among others. When Kitavi joined Tusker (Then known as Kenya Breweries) , he scored twice to lead them to a 2-1 win over Kogalo in the 1982 league. Kitavi has recently coached various KPL teams including Tusker and AFC. There is no word on Bob Mugalia who had expressed interest in joining the club
Gor Mahia will start their next match at 3pm Sunday at Afraha stadium against Chemelil.