The season in numbers

Fifty matches later, Gor Mahia finally wrapped their calendar for a constricted 2018/2019 Season with a league title and enviable quarterfinal finish in CAF Confederation Cup.

Averagely, the team played every three and a half days, completing a tiresome fifty matches in 182 days from 28th November 2018 to 29th May 2019.

In 34 league games, Gor Mahia won 21 times, drew nine and lost a paltry four. The team exhibited a mean defense that let in just 25 goals to set the best defensive record in the league. The 2nd meanest, Bandari conceded 29 times.

K’Ogalo plundered 58 goals on their way to the title, the highest in the division, trailed by Sofapaka who scored fifty goals. New signing Nicholas Kipkirui led in goal count with nine credits to his name. Samuel Onyango and Jacques Tuyisenge tied each scored eight goals while Erisa Ssekisambu and Dennis Oliech each found the back of the net five times.

On the continental scene, Gor Mahia played fourteen matches winning six, all at home, drawing once away to New Star de Douala of Cameroon and lost seven. K’Ogalo lost just once at home in the quarterfinal of Confederation Cup to eventual runners up Renaissance Sportive de Berkane of Morocco and six times on the road.

The team scored fourteen goals in their continental assignments and soaked in a whooping 21 goals. Of K’Ogalo’s fifteen continental goals thirteen were scored at home and only two on the road; in Angola and Morocco. The 21 goals conceded, six were at home and fifteen in away fixtures.

After two successive victories in the Sportpesa Cup, Gor Mahia’s hopes of a hat trick ended prematurely when Tanzanian minnows Mbao controversially won at the quarterfinal stage.

The team also suffered KPL Super Cup defeat to Kariobangi Sharks and exited the Sportpesa Shield at the round of sixteen. Only 22 days separated Gor Mahia’s last fixture of 2018 (4-0 loss to Everton in England) and the first match of the season against Nyasa Big Bullets of Malawi.

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