Gor Mahia- Chemelil Preview: K'Ogalo resume title chase

Gor Mahia, who will be seeking for their first league win in four matches, have not won since August 17 when they thrashed Muhoroni Youth at City


Jerim Onyango
Nasio, Mohammed, Emuge, Mosoti
Akumu, Ochieng', 'Ade' Omondi
Odhiambo, Oboya, Sserunkuma

Jairus Adira
Ouma, Ooko, Omino, Omondi
Mwaniki, Mutahi, Macharia
Georson, Odero, Obwoge

Gor Mahia will be looking for their first Kenyan Premier League victory in four matches when they host Chemelil Sugar at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday.

The league leaders have not won since August 17 when they thrashed Muhoroni Youth 3-0 at City Stadium. That result was followed by draws against arch-rivals AFC Leopards and Sony Sugar and a defeat to champions Tusker that has left K’Ogalo needing to win on Saturday at all costs.

The league leaders will be inspired by last weekend's 2-0 win over Thika United in a GOtv Shield Cup match with coach Bobby Williamson expected to give influential midfielder Patrick Oboya his first league start after an impressive performance against the Brooke side sponsored side.

Oboya was in a class of his own scoring one of the two goals and will also want to impress on the league front. Chemelil can comfortably focus on the league after being bundled out of GOtv Cup by AFC Leopards’ last weekend.

Chemelil have shown great ability to bring down top sides this season and can do the same against Gor Mahia. Coach Mike Mururi has the men who can dare to frustrate Gor Mahia with Joseph Mwaniki and Georson Likonoh expected to give their opponents trouble.

  • Chemelil Sugar lost 2-0 to Gor Mahia in reverse fixture.
  • Chemelil played their first leg fixture against Gor Mahia also at Nyayo Stadium as their Awasi Stadium has no capacity to host the big wigs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards.

  • Chemelil coach Mike Mururi is a former international and played for the club before turning to coaching.

  • This is the third match Gor Mahia are playing at Nyayo National Stadium (pictured) this season. They have previously won the last two fixtures at the venue.

  • The last time Gor Mahia won the league was in 1995 and ever since they have come close only twice.

  • Gor Mahia coach Bobby Williamson could give midfielder Patrick Oboya his first start in the league having impressed in the win against Thika United last weekend.