Gor Mahia crowned Kenyan champions for a record-extending 21st time

19th May 2024

Gor beat Muhoroni Youth to clinch the title with three games left.

PHOTO| SportPesa
PHOTO| SportPesa
  •  Goals from Benson Omalla, Boniface Omondi and Austine Odhiambo sealed the title for Gor.
  • The win gave Gor a mathematically insurmountable eleven points gap with three games to go.
  • K'Ogalo will now represent Kenya in the 24/24 CAF Champions League.

Gor Mahia added a record-extending 21st league crown to their already glittering trophy cabinet as they thrashed Muhoroni Youth 3-0 to secure the 2023/24 Football Kenya Federation Premier League gong with three games to spare.

In a game that Gor knew a win would get them over the line, goals from Golden Boot contender Benson Omalla, the diminutive but tricky Boniface Omondi and this season's revelation Austine Odhiambo ensured K'Ogalo professionally went about their business as they clinched the title in a packed SportPesa Arena on Sunday afternoon.

"I am very pleased with how we played today and managing to get the title with three games left. We could have won by more but we got the job done in the end.

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I want to dedicate this win to the Gor Mahia fans who have always been with us and pushed us through each game of the season," a delighted Johnathan McKinstry said after steering the side to two titles in his two seasons in charge ahead of his departure to take over as The Gambia's new national team boss.

In the match, K'Ogalo signalled their intent as early as the third minute when Omalla found the back of the net after a cleverly worked corner kick, but his goal was disallowed with the striker adjudged to be in an offside position.

While Gor took the initiative in finding the breakthrough, Muhoroni sat back and protected their base resolutely in a bid to frustrate their opponents as they soaked early pressure.

They could have gotten the breakthrough against the run of play in the 32nd minute but Kevin Omondi was alert to the incoming danger as he made a low dive to save his side from getting some early jitters.

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That moment appeared to have awoken Gor Mahia as they pushed bodies forward in search of the opening goal.

Their endeavor got some breakthrough in the 40th minute when they were awarded a spot kick with Rodgers Ouma, one of the changes made to the K'Ogalo starting squad, was adjudged to have been fouled in the area.

Omalla stepped up for duty but he skied his effort much to the frustration of his side.

However, the striker did not take long to atone for his miss as he found the back of the net just two minutes later to hand his side the lead at the break.

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Gor started the second half in ideal fashion with Omondi doubling the team's advantage just three minutes in before Odhiambo drove the final nail in Muhoroni's coffin with a wonderful finesse in the 65th minute that sealed the victory.

The win meant that Gor opened up a mathematically insurmountable eleven point gap with only three matches left before the season wraps up.

The win also meant that K'Ogalo will once again represent Kenya in the 24/25 CAF Champions League.

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