Gor Mahia - Sony Sugar Preview: Millers stand in K’Ogalo’s way of gunning for a double

Gor Mahia will be keen to boost their chances of clinching a double this season when they take on bogey side Sony Sugar in a GOtv Shield contest


Ivo Mapunda
Owino, Mohammed, Mosoti, Emuge
Njuguna, Ochieng', Wanyonyi
Kiongera, Sserunkuma, 'Ade' Omondi

Wycliff Kasaya
Waiswa, Atuta, Onyango, Odette
Wanyama, Barasa, Chamberi
Arita, Onyango, Ouma

Saturday's GOtv Shield Cup semi-final match between Gor Mahia and Sony Sugar will be more about who has bragging rights than anything else.

Granted, Gor Mahia will be keen to win it in their quest for a double but that is not the only reason they want victory. For Gor Mahia, it will be about proving that they are better than Sony Sugar especially after their Kenya Premier League second leg match ended prematurely four weeks ago and the matter is yet to be decided.

In between there have been accusations and counter-accusations from both sides creating just the right atmosphere for Saturday's fixture. Of the two sides however, Gor have been the most consistent and their position at the top of KPL log attests to this. Ugandan striker Dan Sserunkuma will be looking to continue with his scoring ways against Sony.

Beating Gor Mahia must rank very high in the list of priorities for Sony coach Zedekiah Otieno, who less than three years ago handled K'Ogalo. Ever since, he (Otieno) has always given Gor problems every time the two sides meet and this is likely to continue on Saturday. Marwa Chamberi and Samuel Onyango will lead Sony's attacks.

  • Sony Sugar coach Zedekiah Otieno was formerly head coach of Gor Mahia when they finished runners-up in the Kenyan Premier League behind winners Ulinzi Stars in 2010.
  • Sony Sugar have never won the Cup competition since the club was formed.

  • Sony Sugar goalkeeper Wycliff Kasaya (pictured) is a former player of Gor Mahia but failed to get enough playing time forcing him to move.

  • Gor Mahia coach Bobby Williamson was in charge of Uganda Cranes at the same time Zedekiah Otieno was handling Harambee Stars and the two met in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier christened 'Battle of Migingo' which ended in a barren draw.

  • This is the third time Gor Mahia are meeting Sony Sugar this season. The second match did not end after fans and players of Sony protested over an equalizer by Gor Mahia.

  • Gor Mahia are the current GOtv Shield champions. They won the tournament last year when it was known as the President's Cup.