McKinstry rallies K'Ogalo faithful ahead of Shabana clash in Kisumu

10th May 2024

Gor Mahia are set to lock horns with rivals Shabana FC on Saturday at the Mamboleo Stadium in Kisumu County.

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  • Gor Mahia currently occupy the top spot in the FKFPL log with 60 points, nine more than second-placed Police FC.
    • McKinstry has urged Gor Mahia supporters to paint Mamboleo Stadium green.
    • A win for K’Ogalo will increase their tally to 63 points with five games to play..

    Johnathan McKinstry has urged Gor Mahia supporters to show up in large numbers and help them outclass Shabana in their next league match.

    Gor Mahia are expected to battle it out with the Kisii-based club on Saturday May 11 at the Mamboleo Stadium in Kisumu County.

    According to McKinstry, he wants to see between 12000 and 15000 Gor Mahia fans attend the match.

    “I urge our fans to come and pack the stadium early. The nature of it is if our fans were to arrive late to the stadium, they might turn up and see there is a lot of red shirts. I ideally want to see the stadium only green on Saturday. That is what I want to see.

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    And since the start of my time here, be part of the journey. You know at any moment now, if we continue with this form, then the prizes will be handed out soon. So, be part of that, get to the stadium early, create a huge atmosphere and let our opponents know who the biggest team in Kenya are,” he requested.

    A win for K’Ogalo in the match which has been moved from 3 PM to 2 PM, will help them increase their lead at the top of the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) table to 63 points, 12 ahead of the second-placed side Police FC.

    McKinstry further added that for them to retain the title, they will have to continue with the consistency they have shown since August 2022.

    The record champions are yet to suffer three back-to-back defeats in the league for over a year now.

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    However, McKinstry acknowledged that any slip between now and the end of the season might give Police FC a reason to dream. 

    “With six games to go, there is 18 points to play for. Police in second position are obviously in a great run of form. They have probably been the in-form team, slightly ahead of us since Christmas time and we have got to make sure we keep our foot on the accelerator.

    We have got to make sure we continue picking up those points, because if we celebrate too early, then they will be right on our tails. So, we need to pick up three points and that starts this weekend,” ended McKinstry. 

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