Kalekwa: Gor Mahia will stumble under pressure

Sofapaka boss predicts that K'Ogalo will drop points before end of the season and warns that they are ready and waiting to pounce in case they stagger

Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa has predicted that league leaders Gor Mahia will stumble under the pressure of expectations from their fans.

Kalekwa says this is already evident given how panicky Gor Mahia have become in their last few matches and believes it will make them slip up at one point.

“They (Gor Mahia) may have the advantage but pressure from fans is too much on them. You can see how desperate they are to win matches. This is not a good sign and sooner or later the cracks will come.

“We intend to take over when this does happen,” Kalekwa told Goal. Kalekwa said Sofapaka are taking it easy and are not under pressure at all something he says will see them finish at the top of the league.

“We are enjoying ourselves and accepting the results we get along the way unlike leaders (Gor Mahia) where every match has become a matter of life and death.”

He regretted that Sofapaka has not been able to catch up with Gor Mahia in the last two matches but believes it is not lost yet. “We should have beaten Sony Sugar and Karuturi Sports. We would be at a better position to catch up with them if that had happened but we cannot look back but must focus on remaining matches.”

As it stands, Gor Mahia needs to win their next three games and they will be declared champions with two games to spare. Sofapaka now have 40 points from 25 games and they remain second. Ulinzi Stars’ chances of winning the title ended with their 2-2 draw with KCB at the Afraha Stadium last weekend.