FKFPL wrap: Gor Mahia go joint-top as tension rises in Ingwe camp

18th September 2023

K'Ogalo beat Nairobi City Stars 4-1 as Ingwe fans called for the coach's resignation.

PHOTO| Gor Mahia
PHOTO| Gor Mahia
  • Gor Mahia are tied on 7 points alongside Posta Rangers at the top of the table.
  • AFC Leopards fans saw their side fail to score in a third consecutive game after being held by Muhoroni Youth.
  • Tusker and Kenya Police also had difficult outings in matchday 3.

League champions Gor Mahia put in their first statement of intent towards bagging a record-extending 21st league title as they moved joint top of the 2023/2024 Football Kenya Federation Premier League table following their emphatic win over Nairobi City Stars on Sunday.

While it was jubilation for the 20-time champions, bitter rivals AFC Leopards were on the other extreme end as fans had to deal with another deflating performance against Muhoroni Youth with newly appointed head coach Tom Juma getting early calls for resignation just three games into the campaign.

Robert Matano’s Tusker succumbed to their first defeat of the season while Posta Rangers knocked newbies Murang’a Seal from top spot. Here is a wrap of the weekend action.

Gor Mahia maintain unbeaten start

The Johnathan McKinstry-coached side whipped Nairobi City Stars 4-1 to maintain their unbeaten start to the new season.

A brace from Benson Omala and a fierce low drive by new defensive signing Rooney Onyango saw K’Ogalo take a 3-0 lead at the break.

Dennis Oalo would pull one back for City Stars in the 68th minute but it proved to be a mere consolation after Austin Odhiambo drove the final nail in the opponents’ coffin with the fourth goal for Gor who went to 7 points in three games (2W 1D).

“We are happy with the win because we were clinical in terms of our performance but we know there are still more levels. Currently, I think we are at 70% and we expect to continue making improvements in our game,” the coach said.

The loss left City Stars still searching for their first win of the season as they sit in 15th spot on 2 points. (2D 1L).

‘Juma Must Go’ chants emerge as Ingwe fail to deliver again

A section of the Ingwe faithful that witnessed the team play out to a 0-0 draw against Muhuroni Youth at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday belted out ‘Juma must go’ chants after seeing their team fail to score for a third consecutive match and remain winless in the new campaign.

Despite being the club that conducted the most transfer business, AFC Leopards are yet to get off the mark following two draws and a defeat in the opening three matches, results that have left them in 14th place, five points behind Gor.

The team has also not scored a single goal in all the three matches.

Police, Tusker hit blanks in early season struggles

Moneybags Kenya Police failed to arrest their woeful start to the campaign as they were held to a 1-1 draw by newly promoted Shabana, leaving them searching for a first win of the season (2D 1L).

A last gasp strike by Clinton Kinanga deep in added time prevented the law enforcers from suffering defeat after Peter Ogechi struck in the 87th minute with what looked like the match winner.

Tusker on the other hand, were beaten 2-1 by Kakamega Homeboyz with goals from Ambrose Sifuna and Moses Shummah sealing the victory. Tusker’s goal was scored by Erik Zakayo.

Elsewhere, Posta Rangers marched to the top of the log courtesy of a superior goal difference to Gor following their 3-1 win over Sofapaka.

Murang’a Seal tasted their first defeat after going 1-0 down against Talanta.

FKFPL Round 3 Results

Saturday Results

Bandari 1-0 Ulinzi Stars

KK Homeboyz 2-1 Tusker

AFC Leopards 0-0 Muhoroni Youth

Nzoia Sugar FC 1-1 Bidco United

Shabana FC 1-1 Police FC

Sunday Results

Posta Rangers 3-1 Sofapaka FC

Gor Mahia 4-1 City Stars

FC Talanta 1-0 Murang'a Seal

Kariobangi Sharks 2-1 KCB