Gor Mahia face lightweight Wazito in decade opener

Limping moneybags host the defending champions at Kenyatta stadium, Machakos in a colorless fixture that once held grand promises of fireworks. K'Ogalo aim to cross the thirty point barrier

It was supposed to be the fixture of the season, the Mashemeji Derby having long turned to a one way traffic with Gor Mahia ruthlessly hammering an Ingwe outfit devoid of capacity to fight back.

But fourteen games down the line moneybags Wazito are panting just above relegation and a whopping eighteen points behind league leaders Gor Mahia, a club they had vowed to dethrone.

Their limp attempt having yielded a paltry two points and five draws and with sporadic owner Ricardo Badoer swapping coaches like cigars, the minnows’ haste to dethrone Mahia has alarmingly waned and robbed the fixture of the lustrous billing it ought to have.

Long before a ball was kicked the newbies deemed it appropriate to throw down the gauntlet at K’Ogalo, oblivious of the fact that splashing cash on ex Gor Mahia stars would not guarantee parity with the serial winners.

The lesson struck hard as they have struggled to register wins as Mahia stretched way ahead.

Granted that Gor Mahia have issues here and there but they are still massive favorites as they play Wazito this evening at Machako’s Kenyatta stadium.

Gor Mahia are on the threshold of hitting and passing the thirty-point mark and victory will surely guarantee that. Coach Steven Polack returned from his festive break and will lead his charges on the plot for a 4th successive league title having dropped two points against Posta Rangers in Narok on the final fixture of 2019.

On the opposing technical area Stewart Hall and former Gor Mahia assistant coach Frank Ouna are fighting for their lifeline. Their sensational social media installation has only yielded one win, a massive 6-0 thrashing of broke and broken Chemelil Sugar.

They have shipped in seven goals in the intervening period, losing to Bandari, Tusker and KCB. Victory over Gor Mahia could be perfect redemption. Their only other appearance in top-flight saw them lose both legs to Gor Mahia with five goals conceded and none scored.

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