FKF Premier League: Gor Mahia’s Unbeaten Run Arrested by Kenya Police As Leopards Claw Sharks

FKF Premier League: Gor Mahia’s Unbeaten Run Arrested by Kenya Police As Leopards Claw Sharks

Robert Abong'o
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Gor Mahia's FKF Premier League unbeaten streak ended by Kenya Police
  • AFC Leopards move into the top 10 with a 2-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks
  • Nairobi City Stars held to a barren draw by a struggling side, Shabana FC

Perennial Kenyan champions Gor Mahia, on Saturday, February 3, saw their unbeaten streak in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League ended at the hands of a fierce Kenya Police side.

The lead-up to the match was marred by discontent among Gor Mahia fans, who raised questions about the home team's decision to hike ticket prices at Nairobi's Sacco Stadium.

Tito Okello's brace and Kenneth Muguna's goal, all in the second half, were enough to complete Police's comeback after Gor led 1-0 at the interval.

AFC Leopards beat Kariobangi Sharks while Kenya Police beat gor Mahia FKF Premier League matchweek 20. Photos: FKF Premier League.
AFC Leopards and Kenya Police won their FKF Premier League matchweek 20 ties. Photos: FKF Premier League.
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A brace by striker Tito Okello and Kenneth Muguna's goal in the second half sealed Police's comeback after the league leaders took an early lead in the first half, courtesy of Austin Odhiambo's sixth-minute goal, as reported by Citizen.

Gor, unbeaten in 19 league matches before facing Police, still lead the standings with 43 points.

In another intense matchup at Machakos Kenyatta Stadium on Sunday, February 4, Shabana FC and Nairobi City FC battled to a thrilling draw. The game reached a tense climax as both teams received red cards, reducing them to 10 players each.

Nairobi City Stars' head coach, Nicholas Muyoti, praised his team's progress, securing a hard-earned point that brought them closer to their league objectives. Shabana's head coach, Sammy Omollo, expressed delight in his players' impressive technical display.

Bandari's head coach, John Baraza, expressed confidence in their pursuit of a maiden top-flight title after overcoming a tough challenge to defeat Muranga Seal 3-2 at St. Sebastian Park on Sunday.

“Our confidence levels are ballooning with every positive outcome and I believe we are now firmly in contention for the Kenyan Premier League title,” Baraza said, as quoted on The Star.

The crucial win propelled Bandari to third on the log with 34 points, just nine behind leaders Gor Mahia.

AFC Leopards up to 10th in FKF Premier League standings

In another clash, AFC Leopards continued their winning streak with a 2-0 victory over Kariobangi Sharks at Nyayo National Stadium. Quick-fire second-half goals from Victor Omune and Boniface Kweyu secured their fourth consecutive win, propelling them to 10th in the standings.

While Ingwe celebrated their significant win, Sharks dropped to the 16th, just one point away from the automatic relegation zone.

Posta Rangers secured three points away at Sudi Stadium, beating Nzoia 1-0. Kakamega Homeboyz played to a goalless draw against Muhoroni Youth, and Sofapaka claimed a crucial 2-1 victory over KCB.

Gor Mahia coach Johnathan McKinstry slams soaring ticket prices for Kenya Police clash

Sports Brief reported that Gor Mahia's head coach, Johnathan McKinstry, strongly reacted to the recent spike in ticket prices for their upcoming FKF Premier League match away against Kenya Police FC.

The law enforcement club announced record-high gate charges for the game, increasing ticket prices tenfold.

The club outlined a three-tier ticket system, with VVIP, VIP and terrace tickets.

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