FKF Premier League: Gor Mahia Finish First Leg Unbeaten As Tusker Thump Five Past KCB

FKF Premier League: Gor Mahia Finish First Leg Unbeaten As Tusker Thump Five Past KCB

Robert Abong'o
updated at January 7, 2024 at 6:19 PM
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  • The first leg of the FKF Premier League has come to a close
  • League leaders Gor Mahia are unbeaten after 17 rounds of games
  • Tusker FC put five goals past KCB in the weekend’s last fixture

The Football Kenya Premier League resumed action after the festive season, featuring a set of thrilling fixtures to conclude the first leg.

League toppers Gor Mahia maintained their unbeaten record by securing a narrow 1-0 victory against Posta Rangers on Saturday, January 6, 2024.

Kennedy Onyango's 39th-minute strike proved decisive in the hotly-contested match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Gor Mahia comfortably leads the league with 37 points, having won 10 matches and drawn seven.

Football Kenya Premier League resumed action after the festive season. Photo: FKF Premier League.
Tusker, Gor Mahia and Kenya Police registered wins in the Football Kenya Premier League. Photo: FKF Premier League.
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In another away fixture, Muhoroni Youth triumphed over Shabana FC with a 1-0 scoreline at the Raila Odinga Homa Bay Stadium. Adebowale Samuel's early goal in the 3rd minute secured crucial three points for Muhoroni, placing them just 4 points above the relegation zone in 14th with 18 points.

Bandari emerged as 1-0 victors at the Mbaraki Sports Club, with Umar Kasumba's 66th-minute strike sinking Nzoia Sugar. The Mombasa-based club now sits fourth with 29 points, tied with third-placed Posta Rangers but with a slightly lower goal difference, as reported by FKF.

Celebrating his birthday, Kenneth Muguna contributed to Kenya Police's 3-0 triumph over Kakamega Homeboyz at the Police Sacco Stadium. Goals from Musa Mohamed and Tito Okello added to Muguna's contribution, leaving Homeboyz just three points above Police with 27 and 24 points, respectively.

At the Ruaraka Stadium, Mohamed Bajaber opened the scoring for Nairobi City Stars in a commanding 3-0 win over FC Talanta. Robinson Asenwa and Samuel Kapen extended City Stars’ lead in the 55th and 77th minutes, respectively. The victory propels City Stars to second place in the league with 30 points.

On Sunday, January 7, 2024, Kariobangi Sharks and Murang'a Seal settled for a 1-1 draw at the Kenyatta Stadium, with Titus Kapchanga securing a point for Kariobangi Sharks. AFC Leopards secured a crucial 1-0 win against Ulinzi Stars at the Nyayo National Stadium, thanks to a 13th-minute Oundo Moussa goal.

Under new head coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno, Sofapaka clinched a vital 3-0 win against Bidco United at the Kenyatta Stadium, a significant victory in their relegation battle. The standout match of week 17 witnessed Tusker securing a resounding 5-0 away victory over KCB, with Eric Kapaito bagging a hat-trick.

"I'm impressed with how we controlled the game and pushed to score our goals. KCB was not an easy side to beat. Now we have to maintain this performance in the second leg and win the league," Tusker coach Robert Matano is quoted by The Nation.

Zico takes charge of Sofapaka

Sports Brief reported when Sofapaka announced the appointment of Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno as their new head coach, marking his return to the top flight since leaving KCB before the season kicked off.

The decision to bring in Zico is seen as a strategic move by Batoto ba Mungu to stabilise their performance after a challenging start to the current campaign.

Former Gor Mahia coach Zico's arrival has prompted a reshuffle in the coaching staff.

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