Golden Boot at stake for Tuyisenge as Gor march to the Zoo


Gor Mahia striker, Jacques Tuyisenge, celebrates scoring against Thika United on April 6, 2016 at Nairobi's Nyayo ...
(FILE)Gor Mahia striker, Jacques Tuyisenge, celebrates scoring against Thika United on April 6, 2016 at Nairobi's Nyayo National Stadium. PHOTO/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Newly crowned Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia will be seeking to stretch their league points when they face Kericho based Zoo FC in a dead rubber match tomorrow at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos
  • Gor had had a rusty run failing to win their last six matches, the last being a 2-2 draw against Mathare United last weekend in Kisumu when they were officially crowned as the 2018 league champions.

Newly crowned Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia will be seeking to stretch their league points when they face Kericho based Zoo FC in a dead rubber match tomorrow at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

K’Ogalo are on 72 points and could end the season on 78 points should they win their two left matches beginning with Zoo tomorrow.

Gor had had a rusty run failing to win their last six matches, the last being a 2-2 draw against Mathare United last weekend in Kisumu when they were officially crowned as the 2018 league champions.

And ahead of the clash, Gor skipper Harun Shakava maintained that though the season’s target is already attained, they will give a 100 percent as they bid to wrap up the campaign in style.

Gor Mahia FC players landed in Algeria late on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s crunch Caf match.Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

“The game will be tough but we are motivated since we have been paid our salaries and will give our best.

“ Let our fans come out and cheer us as we want to end the season in style by garnering maximum points,’’ said Shakava.

The last time Gor Mahia played Zoo was away in Kericho in February when they beat the hosts 4-2.

Zoo are at position 11 with 41 points and could reach the 47 mark should they win all their matches.

Should they lose all the matches, they’ll still be safe from the chop as the maximum points tally Posta Rangers and Nakumatt  FC, both fighting relegation can attain is 40.

Should Gor Mahia win the remaining two league matches, they will leap to 78 points, four more than what they garnered last season.

Gor will also be aiming at aiding their Rwandan striker Jacques Tuyisenge cart the Golden Boot Award.

Tuyisenge has 14 goals under his belt, one shy of the leading scorers Rupia Elvis Baranga of Nzoia Sugar and Eric Kapaito of Kariobangi Sharks who are tied at 15.

If Tuyisenge scores tomorrow against Zoo and also on Sunday against Tusker, he will probably be praying that his fellow contenders fail to  find the target to give him a chance at claiming the individual accolade.

Zoo Kericho’s Michael Madoya and Nicholas Kipkurui are also in the race at 13 goals apiece and with two matches to spare, they cannot be ruled out of contention.

Report by Milton Ochieng and Moses Ngige

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