Thursday, May 23, 2024

Benson Omala: Gor Mahia striker in tough battle to avoid back-to-back Golden Boot heartbreaks

Gor Mahia ahead Benson Omala can hardly relaxation on his laurels within the Golden Boot chase as rivals are scorching on his heels with six video games remaining.

Gor Mahia striker Benson Omala continues to be in a tricky combat for the FKF Premier League Golden Boot even after scoring a brace final weekend.

Omala now has 14 targets following his two strikes as Gor Mahia beat Murang’a Seal 3-2 on Saturday however he is only one aim forward of Kenya Police striker Tito Okello.

The Gor Mahia ahead has not managed to hit the heights of final season, when he netted a file equaling 26, and had managed 25 targets by Might, however he’s nonetheless in rivalry for his first Golden Boot gong after lacking it in 2022-23 to then Kenya Police man Elvis Rupia who scored a file 27.

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Omala will likely be hoping that lightning doesn’t strike twice as it’s a Police man scorching on his heels but once more.

Okello netted the equaliser as his crew got here from behind to win 2-1 away to Kakamega Homeboyz on Sunday and has proven nice consistency, scoring 5 targets in his final 4 league video games, together with a brace a bit in matches towards Sofapaka and FC Talanta.

It means Omala can’t relaxation on his laurels if he has to finish the season with a person accolade in addition to the league title which appears to be like destined to Gor Mahia for a second straight season.

In the meantime, Tusker’s Erick Kapaito will not be far off as he has 10 targets to his title to this point. Kapaito couldn’t enhance his tally as Tusker beat Nzoia Sugar on Monday and he should look over his shoulders as Gor Mahia’s Austin Odhiambo and Francis Kahiro of Bandari are closing in.

Odhiambo, who opened the scoring for Gor Mahia on Saturday, took his tally for the season to 9, return for the ever-green midfielder, and he’s now stage with Kahiro.

Vincent Owino of Nairobi Metropolis Stars, who has seven targets, will hope to get nearer as effectively when his aspect face Ulinzi Stars in a rescheduled match on Tuesday.

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