The initial phase of the matchups for both teams concluded with a stalemate, as neither side managed to break the deadlock in the first half on the last day of matchweek 16.
Gor Mahia, however, extended their flawless streak in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) with a hard-fought 1-0 triumph over Bandari FC at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Seeking to maintain their unbeaten run, Gor Mahia faced a resilient Bandari aiming for their eighth win of the season. Despite Gor Mahia’s dominance in possession throughout the first quarter, clear opportunities to challenge Bandari’s goalkeeper Joseph Ochuka were scarce. The visitors, led by the pace of Shassiri Nahimana, posed a threat on counter-attacks. However, it was Gor Mahia’s Austin Odhiambo who broke the deadlock with a late goal, securing the victory. The match concluded on a challenging note for Bandari as Brian Odera received a red card in the closing minutes.
At Bukhungu Stadium, Abana Beingo encountered resilient resistance from the visitors in the second half, particularly when Wycliffe, facilitated by an assist from Clifford Ouma in the 61st minute, secured the opening goal for City Stars. Despite the arduous competition, City Stars managed to take the lead, resulting in an equal standing in points at the summit of the league table alongside KK Homeboyz.
Matchweek 17 will commence on the 6th of January 2024 with an incredible lineup.