After much delay, the KPL website has update its fixture list to indicate that Gor Mahia will indeed be playing KCB this Sunday. Up until Friday Morning, the fixtures had not been updated. KPL also has a preview of this weekend’s matches and Gor Mahia vs KCB is not mentioned.
|Fri 07-08-15||19:15||Ushuru vs Sofapaka||Nyayo Stadium|
|Sat 08-08-15||15:00||Muhoroni Youth vs Thika United||Muhoroni Stadium|
|Sat 08-08-15||15:00||Nakuru All Stars vs AFC Leopards||Afraha Stadium|
|Sun 09-08-15||14:00||Tusker vs Western Stima||Nyayo Stadium|
|Sun 09-08-15||15:00||SonySugar vs Ulinzi Stars||Awendo Green Stadium|
|Sun 09-08-15||15:00||Bandari vs Chemelil Sugar||Mombasa County Stadium|
|Sun 09-08-15||16:15||KCB vs Gor Mahia||Nyayo Stadium|
|Wed 12-08-15||15:00||Gor Mahia vs Ushuru||City Stadium|
|Wed 12-08-15||19:00||AFC Leopards vs Ulinzi Stars||Nyayo Stadium|
|Fri 14-08-15||15:00||Sofapaka vs Nakuru All Stars||Machakos Stadium|
|Sat 15-08-15||15:00||Thika United vs Bandari||Thika Stadium|
|Sat 15-08-15||15:00||Western Stima vs Muhoroni Youth||Moi Kisumu|
|Sat 15-08-15||15:00||Gor Mahia vs City Stars||City Stadium|
Technical Bench member Frank Ouna has averred that Gor Mahia will not take any fixtures lightly.
“I cannot say we are there, no, we are not. We have twelve games remaining before the season closure and we first have to get good results before assuming we have retained the crown. It is great things are the way they are right now, but we still have to play and take each game as a final,” Ouna told Goal on Wednesday. Our game against KCB on Sunday will definitely be difficult; our opponents have strengthened since we last played them. But we will do our best and get good results.” he said to goal.com.
They will be playing a KCB side that is motivated after having beaten Thika United 3-2 thanks to a hat-trick from former Gor Mahia striker Mungai Kiongera. He is the man Gor Mahia will need to pay particular attention to.
KCB coach and former Kenya international Rishadi Shedu says his side has particular motivation to beat KCB.
We will be very glad to beat Gor Mahia because so far they have either won against all their opponents or managed draws. “As a team we are not scared of them because we have nothing to lose. Rather, it is an adventure for us and we will be highly motivated to beat them,” Shedu said to goal.com
Indeed from this point on, every team playing Gor Mahia will be highly motivated to end the unbeaten streak. Thus Gor Mahia has to be psychologically ready for the onslaught. And Gor Mahia will be motivated to put behind them the disappointing loss to Azam. It must also be mentioned that Gor Mahia gave a good account of themselves at the CECAFA cup and can build on their experience for the rest of this season.