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Gor Mahia sink Bandari in Mbaraki stadium

Gor Mahia’s Benson Omalla, 22, celebrates with teammates after scoring one of his goals against Bandari FC. Gor won 2-1.

Gor Mahia beat Bandari FC 2-1in a pulsating afternoon fixture. This means that Kenya league giants are smelling their 20th league title.

K’ogalo Sirkal, as the Nairobi-based club is referred to by its adherents, are at the summit of the table, but they should keep checking on their shoulder because of Tusker FC, another serious contender who are also eying the gong.

Tusker FC are four points behind Gor Mahia, but with a game at hand. That means that should the Ruaraka-based brewers win the one game they have at hand, K’ogalo will only be ahead of them with a solitary point.

Today’s game at Mbaraki stadium started with both teams not getting their feet on the ground. Actually, both teams went to break without any serous threat at their opponents’ goal mouth. The two sides looked like studying each other – since there wasn’t any side that threatened the other side.

Things, however, changed when they came from the break for the second half when Gor Mahia’s lethal hitman, Benson Omalla, slotted in two successive goals to increase his league tally to 21 goals in 24 games. Omalla still remains the potential winner of the golden boot – should he continue with his current goal-poarching form. Andrew Juma, however, pulled a consolation one for the host team Bandari.

The highly anticipated fixture was dubbed as ‘aqua darby’. This is because Bandari FC is based at the coastal City of Kenya, Mombasa, while Gor Mahia traces its roots from Lake Victoria region of Kenya.
K’ogalo now have 52 points, as Tusker FC are trailing them after walloping Mathare United (Slum Boys) 2-0. This means that the point difference between the two clubs still stands unaffected.

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