Kenya Gor Mahia keep title chase alive as Posta Rangers win to jump second

Gor Mahia maintained their pursuit for a record 21st Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League title following their hard-earned 1-0 victory against Nairobi City Stars on Saturday.

In the matchday 22 fixture at Machakos Stadium, lead striker Benson Omalla scored what turned out to be the winner in the 41st minute to end K’Ogalo’s two-game winless run, and keep their lead at the summit of the 18-team table with 47 points, seven more than second-placed Posta Rangers, who registered a similar victory against Ulinzi Stars.

Gor Mahia had gone for two matches without a win – suffering a 3-1 defeat against Kenya Police which ended their 19-game unbeaten run before drawing 0-0 against Ulinzi Stars.

Omalla’s goal also saw the former Western Stima player, whose much-talked deadline day transfer to Algerian outfit JS Saoura fall through, end a seven-game goal drought and score his 10th of the campaign to remain the top scorer.

It was Shariff Musa, who joined K’Ogalo from Bidco United in the mid-season window, who set up Omalla, to find the back of the net, with his last goal for the reigning champions coming on December 9, 2023, in a 2-2 draw against struggling Nzoia Sugar.

At Police Sacco Stadium, Posta sealed a double over Ulinzi to keep the pressure on KOgalo at the summit. Felix Oluoch converted from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute to help the Mailmen bounce back to winning ways, having drawn 0-0 against Police in their last assignment.

Posta under John Kamau are now seven points behind K’Ogalo and two more than second-placed Police. The law enforcers reached 37 points following their 1-0 victory against relegation-threatened Shabana. In the fixture marred with ugly incidents after Tore Bobe fans pelted the match referee with stones and bottles citing poor officiating, Police carried the day after David Okoth scored with only 10 minutes played.

Meanwhile, Murang’a Seal finally picked a win from 11 matches after edging out Bidco United 1-0 courtesy of a Robert Mudenyu strike. The win, the seventh of the campaign for the promoted side, saw them end their winless run that had stretched to 11 matches, their last win coming in the 2-1 victory against Tusker on November 5.

Murang’a are now sitting 11th on the log with 27 points, accumulated from seven wins, six draws, and nine defeats while Bidco United dropped to ninth with 30 points from eight wins, six draws, and eight defeats. Elsewhere, Bandari recovered from their 1-0 defeat against City Stars to defeat Nzoia Suar 2-1 at Sudi Stadium.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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