Coronation day for 21-time record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia

23rd June 2024

Gor Mahia will be crowned champions for a record-extending 21st time.

Gor Mahia. PHOTO| SportPesa
Gor Mahia. PHOTO| SportPesa
  • Gor Mahia secured the 23/24 league title with three games to spare.
  • The game against Bidco United will be Johnathan McKinstry's last as Gor Mahia head coach.
  • McKinstry departs after two season where he won the league titles in both the 22/23 and 23/24 campaigns.

The Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos will be the venue where Kenyan football giants Gor Mahia will be crowned the country’s champions for a record-extending 21st time on Sunday (23) afternoon after their game against Bidco United.

K’Ogalo already secured the 2023/24 Football Kenya Federation Premier League with three games to spare and only need to show up for the ninety minutes against Bidco before sparking celebrations that will mark the end of an era to Jonathan McKinstry’s time as the head coach of the club.

After two seasons at Gor, McKinstry will bid K’Ogalo goodbye in a hugely successful stint where he won the league title in both the 22/23 and 23/24 campaigns as the Northern Irishman heads to lead The Gambia national team.

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While the league title is already secured, Gor could still break their highest point tally since the 2018/19 season where they finished on 72 points with a win against Bidco set to take them to 73 points.

“Our preseason target was to hit 75 points which would have been the second highest but now we are going to fall just short of that which is a bit frustrating for us because of the high standards we set for ourselves.

Ultimately, the guys have done excellent all season and we just want to go out and collect the three points in the last game so as to improve on last season then the party can come afterwards.

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We want to celebrate in style because we know the fans are going to come out in their numbers for the occasion,” McKinstry said ahead of the game.

The match will be a dead-rubber encounter with Bidco United also not fighting for anything apart from bragging rights as they are safe from relegation.

The team have however never beaten Gor Mahia in the seven matches they have played since their promotion to the topflight (D4 L3).

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