Gor Mahia five points away from title No.18 after Sofa victory

Gor Mahia inched ever closer to an unprecedented 18th league crown; this after the side defeated Sofapaka 2-0 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday 12 May to pull 10 points clear at the top of the standings.

Second half goals from Samuel Onyango and Jacques Tuyisenge gave Gor the advantage that lifts them to 66 points and only one win away from claiming this season’s title with four games left to play.

Gor have one game in hand, against Nzoia Sugar, which will be contested on Wednesday 15 May in Mumias and a win there will leave them just two points away from the title with four games to spare.

The probability is that with a win over Nzoia Sugar, Gor Mahia could win the title with a win over AFC Leopards when the two face off in the next game.

Hatrick of titles

It’s now a matter of when and not if for Gor who will claim their second third-successive title this decade after winning three in a row from 2013 to 2015.

It will also be the fourth time in the club’s history that they have claimed three successive league titles.

Continental assignments at the start of the season saw K’Ogalo suffer a slow start to the campaign with Sofapaka, Bandari and at one time Mathare United fancying their chances of offsetting Gor’s dominance as they assumed league leadership.

But after exciting the African stage, Gor turned on the style to now claim 22 points out of a possible 30 in the 10 games that they have played since exciting the CAF Confederations Cup in mid-April.