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Otieno Backs Gor to Reclaim Premier League Title from Tusker

Otieno Philemon, Gor Mahia captain is upbeat about their chances of reclaiming the Football Kenya Federation Premier League title they lost against Tusker in the last two seasons.


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Otieno says they are treating the two remaining fixtures as finals as they bid to prevail in an epic showdown with defending champions Tusker FC.

“We are not under pressure but we are putting in the hard work that is needed to finish off the season with the title.”

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K’Ogalo will play against Kakamega HomeBoyz tomorrow before winding up their season with a clash against struggling Nairobi City Stars, fixtures that the captain admits are tricky and require maximum concentration.

“They are tricky fixtures especially the Home Boyz match because their coach was with us before he joined them but we are determined to beat them and get the maximum points and with the international break that we have had we have been busy polishing up the tactics required,” he reckoned.

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The 19-time Premier League champions top the league standings with 67 points after 32 games, two points ahead of the defending champions, Tusker FC.

Is it Gor Mahia or Tusker? Who to lift the FKF-PL title 2022/23 season

Gor Mahia and Tusker FC are in a Neck-to- neck race for the Football Kenya Federation Premier League(FKF-PL) title which is to be decided in the last two games.

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This tension reminds both fans of the 2012 showdown where Ko’ galo was heartbroken as Tusker FC lifted the trophy despite Gor leading the better part of the season.

To end the curse after 17 years wait for the title in 2012, the players had a huge role to play and be competitive since winning the KPL title in 1995.

Gor Mahia and Tusker FC down the history

In 2012 Gor led the league with 58 points while Tusker where one point behind.

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However, Gor wept uncontrollably after they lost the league title by a point to Tusker, having drawn 1-1 with Thika United while the brewers(Tusker FC) beat Simba wa Nairobi(Nairobi City Stars) 3-0 to lift the title.

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The biggest question is whether will history repeat itself again as Gor lead the table and chases a record-extending 20th league title but this round Tusker has led the better part of the season.


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