Gor Mahia to receive KPL trophy on Sunday

Gor Mahia will receive the 2013 Kenya Premier League trophy on Sunday at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, after their match against KCB

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia will be awarded the winning trophy on Sunday at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

The team will be feted during their match against KCB after KPL changed the date from end of season to this weekend.

KPL Chief Executive Jack Oguda had initially indicated that they want to present the trophy on the last day of the season when Gor Mahia plays Ulinzi at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru but this was changed at the request of the winners.

Gor Mahia Secretary General George Bwana says while they are happy with the new development they would have preferred to get the trophy on Saturday so as to give as many of their fans as possible an opportunity to be part of the ceremony.

“We are talking to KPL to see if they can change the date. Our fans will be travelling from all over and so Saturday is a good day to enable them travel back to their destinations,” Bwana told Goal.

Meanwhile, Gor Mahia goalie Jerim Onyango is looking forward to lifting the title after 18 years of waiting. Last year, Onyango had a chance to lift the title, but his first half howler gifted Thika United a goal that would prove vital in stopping Gor Mahia’s ambition.

However, this year, K’Ogalo has won it tidy and early and the man, who shed tears at City Stadium, last year, will cry no more. “I feel very excited to be among the history makers for Gor Mahia. I will be the first captain in 18 years to lift the league title for Gor Mahia. It is more than a privilledge for me.

“We have been the most consistent team this season and I believe we deserve the title. The players have worked very hard in every single game even when we are seemingly losing gas. The management has taken care of us well and the fans have been with us from the start to finish.

“I want to thank everyone for this achievement because it is collective effort and also call on all Gor Mahia fans to come out in large numbers on Sunday to witness us lifting the league title. As they say it, it will be a state function.”