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Gor Mahia striker Edwin Lavasta in action against Sofapaka's Eugine Asike

Gor Mahia- Sofapaka Preview: K’Ogalo could end 18-year wait for title if they overcome Batoto ba Mungu

Gor Mahia striker Edwin Lavasta in action against Sofapaka's Eugine Asike

Timothy Olobulu.

Victory for Gor Mahia, who currently top the 16-team table standings, will push them to an unassailable 53 points and will certainly end their long wait

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GOR MAHIA

Jerim Onyango
Owino, Mohammed, Mosoti, Emuge
Njuguna, Ochieng', Wanyonyi
Kiongera, Sserunkuma, 'Ade' Omondi
SOFAPAKA

Duncan Ochieng'
Wanyama, Juma, Mulumba, Bagoole
Situma, Kimani, Mang'oli
Kasolo, Barasa, Onyango

Gor Mahia’s 18 year wait for the Kenyan Premier League title could end on Wednesday when they host Sofapaka in a mid-week league match at Kasarani.

Victory for Gor Mahia, who currently top the 16-team table standings, will push them to an unassailable 53 points. Sofapaka are second on the log and have 43 points. If they lose on Wednesday, the best they can get to is 52 points and that is if they win all their remaining three matches.

Gor Mahia will certainly be keen to end their long wait for the title and that should be motivation enough for them to beat Sofapaka. The league leaders’ will welcome top striker Dan Ssserunkuma, who missed Saturday’s GOtv Shield Cup victory against Sony Sugar, after sustaining minor injury in warm up.

Sofapaka have the chance to throw wide open title chase if they overcome Gor Mahia as they move to 46 points on the log which is just four points adrift of the leaders. Having been dumped out of GOtv Shield Cup by AFC Leopards, Batoto ba Mungu will go all out to triumph as the league title remains their only hope for silverware this season.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The last time Gor Mahia won the league title was in 1995.
  • Gor Mahia coach Bobby Williamson was head coach of Uganda Cranes before joining the Kenyan club. While working with Cranes, Williamson was the boss of Sofapaka coach Sam Timbe, who was his assistant.

  • Gor Mahia beat Sofapaka 1-0 in the reverse fixture with Mungai Kiongera (pictured) scoring a spectacular goal.

  • Sofapaka last won league title in 2009. It was also their first time in top flight football.

  • Sofapaka are out of the GOtv Shield after losing 2-0 to AFC Leopards on Sunday.

  • Sofapaka have the best chance to stop Gor Mahia from being crowned KPL champions on Wednesday if they beat the league leaders.

  • Gor Mahia will have lethal striker Dan Sserunkuma back for the fixture after missing Saturday's GOtv clash against Sony Sugar at Kasarani.

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