KPL season wrap: Farouk Shikalo and the top goalkeepers from the 2018/19 season

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Goal reviews the best goalkeepers from the just-concluded season, which saw Gor Mahia retain the KPL title

Gor Mahia produced another remarkable performance to retain the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) for the 2018/19 season with two matches to spare.

Meanwhile, Mount Kenya United and Vihiga United were relegated to the lower tier – the National Super League – while Posta Rangers will have to try to keep their status via the play-offs.

Below, Goal parades some of the keepers who played key roles for their sides.

  1. Goal Kenya.

    #1 Farouk Shikalo - Bandari

    He has been one of the key figures in the Bandari team and helped the Coastal-based side to finish second on the KPL table and also lift the FKF Shield Cup. The former Posta Rangers custodian played in all matches except the season-ender against Nzoia Sugar and kept 14 clean sheets and conceded just 27 goals.

  2. Goal Kenya.

    #2 Fredrick Odhiambo – Gor Mahia

    Odhiambo stood out as the best goalkeeper for K’Ogalo and took his opportunities to impress after first choice Boniface Oluoch was ruled out with a shoulder injury for the better part of the season. Gor Mahia leaked just 23 goals and kept 12 clean sheets in the season which saw them clinch a third successive KPL title.

  3. Goal Kenya.

    #3 Allan Owiny – Mathare United

    Since making his debut against Gor Mahia in January, the former Thika United player has kept nine clean sheets for the Slum Boys. After Mathare United looked like stumbling at the halfway stage of the season, Owiny ensured that the former champions picked up their form and fmanaged to finish among the top five.

  4. Goal Kenya.

    #4 Justin Ndikumana - Sofapaka

    Sofapaka were among the teams that challenged for the KPL title but they settled for the third position on 62 points. The Burundian custodian was the reason why Batoto ba Mungu was able to keep champions Gor Mahia on their toes in the title race, as he managed to keep 15 clean sheets in the season.

  5. Goal Kenya.

    #5 James Saruni - Ulinzi Stars

    The Ulinzi Stars captain showed some firmness in goal for the Soldiers, where he emerged with 11 clean sheets in 34 matches. On the other hand, he conceded 32 goals while his side managed to score 36 in the entire season to finish in position eighth with 45 points.

  6. Goal Kenya.

    #6 David Juma – Kakamega Homeboyz

    Juma is an experienced goalkeeper and he made that count after helping the Kakamega-based side to 15 clean sheets overall in the 2018/19 KPL season, conceding 29 goals.