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KPL season wrap: Francis Kahata and the top midfielders from the 2018/19 season

3:48 PM SGT 2/6/19
Francis Kahata of Gor Mahia and Soter Kayumba of AFC Leopards.
Goal reviews the best midfielders from the just concluded season that saw Gor Mahia retain the Kenyan Premier League (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 midfielders, who played a key role for their sides.

  • Dennis Nganga of KCB v Francis Kahata of Gor Mahia.

    #1 Francis Kahata – Gor Mahia

    He is the undisputed king of creativity as far as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) is concerned. Has an eye for the pass and can easily turn a defensive situation into an attacking one. His defense splitting passes are unrivaled and on most occasions, he has been let down by the strikers, who squander delivered crosses.

  • Kenneth Muguna of Gor Mahia v Jackson Macharia of Tusker

    #2 Kenneth Muguna – Gor Mahia

    Did not start the season well and on most occasions, he was overlooked by his coach Hassan Oktay. However, when he got his chance he rose up for the occasion and cemented his place in the starting eleven for Gor Mahia. Muguna has stabilized the midfield and improved his game. He earned himself a place in the Harambee Stars squad for Chan.


    #3 Whyvonne Isuza – AFC Leopards

    The AFC Leopards midfielder has been one of the most consistent players in the Ingwe team. From his position, he managed to score seven goals and went on to create a number of chances as he helped his side to turn around the season, from being relegated, to finish tenth on the 18-team KPL table.

  • Cliff Nyakeya of Mathare United.

    #4 Cliff Nyakeya – Mathare United

    Mathare United have been impressive this season because of dedicated players like Nyakeya. At some point, he was literally winning matches and collecting points for the 2008 league champions. The former Gor Mahia junior forward scored 13 goals this season and will definitely be a key player for the Slum Boys come the new season.

  • Boniface Muchiri of Tusker.

    #5 Boniface Muchiri - Tusker

    Muchiri has been consistent in the top tier, his discipline and hard work on the pitch cannot be questioned. Despite missing some games due to a niggling knee injury and rotation by his coach Robert Matano, the midfielder still managed to score 11 goals. He is one of the players Tusker cannot afford to lose in the next transfer window.