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KPL Tidbits: Gor Mahia retain title with six matches to spare

2:23 PM GMT+4 27/08/2018
Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards.
K’Ogalo were officially crowned the Kenyan Premier League champions after seeing off rivals AFC Leopards in a derby played at Kasarani Stadium

  • AFC Leopards fans v Gor Mahia.

    #1 AFC Leopards fans behaving badly

    Hooliganism once again showed its ugly face in the Kenya Premier League after a section of AFC Leopards fans lost their morals in a 2-0 derby defeat against Gor Mahia. Ingwe fans ripped off the seats at Kasarani moments after Gor Mahia scored the second goal. The unfortunate incident eroded the many steps the local game has taken in eradicating fans’ unruly behaviour. This was the second time this season when Ingwe fans were caught up in the barbaric situation after a similar incident against Kakamega Homeboyz.

  • Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards.

    #2 Gor Mahia completes double over AFC

    While hooliganism can never be condoned in the game, AFC Leopards fans had every reason to be mad at the result after K’Ogalo completed a double over the Rodolfo Zapata coached side. Gor Mahia beat Ingwe 2-1 in the first leg and made it two out of two with another convincing victory. To add salt to an injury, Ingwe have never beaten Gor Mahia since 2016.

  • Wazito coach Frank Ouna.

    #3 Wazito staring at relegation

    The league newbies suffered yet another setback in their fight for survival after the Frank Ouna led side went down fighting against Kakamega Homeboyz. After grabbing maximum points against another potential relegation candidate, Thika United followed by a 0-0 draw against Chemelil Sugar, Wazito finally sank back to the losing corner with a 3-2 defeat away. Funny though, Wazito have conceded only seven goals in the last five match, but even that relatively better record could not help them move up from the danger zone.

  • Gor Mahia v Sofapaka.

    #4 Gor Mahia win a record KPL title

    Gor Mahia retained the league crown with six games to spare thanks to a rather lackluster performance by AFC Leopards. K’Ogalo won a record 17th KPL title and the historic event was even more memorable considering it is their fiercest rivals, AFC Leopards, who handed British coach Dylan Kerr his second consecutive title. Bernard Ondieki and Boniface Omondi scored in the first half to hand Gor Mahia a 2-0 win with little resistance from Ingwe.

  • Ulinzi Stars v Thika United.

    #5 Ulinzi Stars pick self-up

    Ulinzi Stars picked themselves up after losing the battle against Posta Rangers one week ago with two sniper shots on Chemelil Sugar on Saturday. The win was Ulinzi Stars’ eighth victory on the road compared to Afraha Stadium, where they have won twice. With six matches remaining, coach Dunstan Nyaudo might just forget about the next game against Nakumatt and concentrate on extending his away record when they face Wazito, Gor Mahia, Zoo and Tusker.

  • Nzoia Sugar coach Bernard Mwalala looks on as his side registered another important win

    #6 Mwalala beats former employer

    Barnard Mwalala engineered a 1-0 victory over Nzoia Sugar as Bandari now inched closer to a top two finish; thanks, to a big extent to Gor Mahia, who beat AFC Leopards in the other match on Saturday. Mwalala left Nzoia for Bandari in June and the former Kenyan striker has been chewing up rivals. Mwalala's sharp blade could not spare even his former employer, who became the sixth team to have gone down.