Gor Mahia face Kariobangi Sharks with eye on top spot

FOOTBALL Gor Mahia face Kariobangi Sharks with eye on top spot

Festus Chuma 08:00 - 03.12.2023

Gor Mahia aim for the top spot in the FKF Premier League, facing Kariobangi Sharks as they chase an unbeaten record.

Record champions Gor Mahia are gearing up for a thrilling clash against Kariobangi Sharks at Kenyatta Stadium this Sunday with the opportunity to seize the top position in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League.

Sitting comfortably in second place, K'Ogalo is just two points shy of current leaders Posta Rangers, who stumbled to a narrow defeat against Nairobi City Stars on Saturday.

Gor Mahia enters this high-stakes encounter as the only unbeaten team this season, and a victory would propel them to the summit of the league table for the first time this term.

Johnathan McKinstry charges have enjoyed a formidable run of form this season, marked by their unblemished record and dominant performances on the pitch.

Their remarkable consistency has positioned them as strong contenders for the 2023/2024 season's league title.

K'Ogalo's remarkable run has been underpinned by the striking prowess of 22-year-old forward Benson Omala, who leads the goal-scoring chart with an impressive eight goals to his name.

Omala's exceptional contributions have been pivotal in Gor Mahia's journey towards the league summit.

Kariobangi Sharks, on the other hand, started the season with promise but has gradually faded as the league has picked up pace.

While they have shown flashes of brilliance, consistency has been a challenge for the Slum Boys.

In recent encounters, Gor Mahia has held the upper hand, with Sharks last securing a victory against their formidable rivals on July 21, 2021, with a 2-1 scoreline.

As they prepare to face off once again, Kariobangi Sharks will be seeking to break this jinx and reignite their season.

As the spotlight shines on Machakos Stadium, anticipation for this match is palpable among fans and enthusiasts alike.

Meanwhile, in other fixtures across the league, Police FC will lock horns with Murang'a Seal at Police Sacco Stadium in South C.

This clash is expected to be a stern test for the Law Enforcers, as Murang'a Seal has demonstrated resilience and solidity throughout the season.

Kakamega Homeboyz, showing renewed title aspirations with recent resurgent performances, will be hosting Bidco United at the Bukhungu Stadium.

Bandari will face Muhoroni Youth at the Mbaraki Stadium, with the latter seeking redemption following a recent defeat at the hands of Gor Mahia.

Nzoia Sugar, coming off a disappointing 3-1 loss to Police in their last game, will face Sofapaka at Sudi Stadium.

Both teams find themselves in precarious positions this season, with a need to turn their fortunes around.

Sofapaka, in particular, has found itself embroiled in controversy as reports suggest that only 12 players made the trip to Bungoma for their match against Nzoia Sugar.

The remaining players refused to board the bus, demanding payment before participating in the fixture.

Such off-field issues have only compounded the challenges faced by the struggling team, making their clash against Nzoia Sugar all the more crucial for both sides.

In the grand scheme of things, all eyes will remain fixed on the titanic battle between Gor Mahia and Kariobangi Sharks.

The outcome of this encounter could have a profound impact on the league's trajectory, setting the stage for an exhilarating season filled with twists and turns.

As the two teams prepare to lock horns, fans across Kenya and beyond eagerly await a football spectacle that will be broadcasted on Azam TV with kickoff set at 4pm. 

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