Kenya Premier League defending Champions Gor Mahia will be looking to put their off field problems aside when they face Ulinzi Stars at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday. K’Ogallo are gearing up for a hectic schedule that will see them play 6 games in 11 days!
After an embarrassing 7-1 loss in the CAF Confederations Cup quarterfinals,Gor played out a 1-1 draw with Kakamega Homeboyz in Bukhungu. The draw meant that the Champions are winless in 3 matches and with fatigue seemingly creeping in, Ulinzi will be optimistic in Kisumu.
Much of Gor Mahia’s headlines in the past few weeks have centered around the players not receiving their bonuses and going on a go-slow strike that has undoubtedly affected their performances on the pitch. Most of the players do not look up for the fight but who can blame them when they are running on empty stomachs?
Ulinzi comes into the game in a rich vein of form having won their last 2 matches against Mathare United and Western Stima while keeping clean-sheets in both. Gor Mahia rarely loses in Kisumu but if they are yet to put their house(and the players’ finances) in order, Ulinzi could spring a surprise that should not really come as a surprise on current form.