Kenya:Gor Mahia win record 20th league title

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Gor Mahia have been crowned the winners of 2022/23 Kenya Premier League after coming from behind to beat Nairobi City Stars 4-1 to lift their 20th title at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Sunday.

Gor entered the final day leading the defending champions Tusker by a point and needing victory away at City Stars to guarantee success at the end of a deeply competitive season.

And they fell a goal down to Samuel Kapen’s opener after a barren first half but they recovered to win convincingly with Benson Omalla, Peter Lwasa, Austin Odhiambo and Alpha Onyango on target.

Tusker got the job done with a 4-0 thrashing of Vihiga Bullets but their effort still left them a point shy as they surrender the league title for the first time since 2020.

Tusker FC showcased their class by thrashing hosts Vihiga Bullets 0-4 in their last FKF premier league match this Season that was staged at Mumias Sports Complex kakamega County.

Tusker went ahead in the 4th minute of the first half when their bully striker Deogratius Ojok headed in Siwa Shaphan cross.

Shami Mwinyi curled in the second goal with his right foot in the 44th minute to hand the visitors a comfortable lead.

Tusker coach Robert Matano made several changes in the second period and it payed off when striker Stewart Omondi scored a brace in the 83rd and 86th minute respectively to hand the three points to the brewers.

After the match Matano said they won the game but lost the championship to Gor Mahia who won 4-0 again Nairobi city stars.

“we slept when we lost points against Wazito FC and Posta Rangers, that’s when we lost the league, but all is not lost we are now going to focus on the league cup finals against Kakamega Homeboyz.” He said.

His counterpart the Vihiga Bullets Coach Milton Kidiga said his boys played well but lost to a good team.

Kenya:Gor Mahia win record 20th league title
Kenya:Gor Mahia win record 20th league title

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