The stakes were high at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos, as Gor Mahia sealed a dramatic 1-0 win against Kariobangi Sharks, reaching the coveted 40-point mark and sustaining their flawless campaign in matchweek 18. The defining moment came in stoppage time when Chris Ochieng, overcoming a season-long goal-scoring struggle, emerged as the hero with the decisive goal. Despite dominating possession in the first half, Gor Mahia faced a resilient Sharks defense, prompting a halftime substitution due to Sylvester Owino’s injury. Ochieng’s strategic strike in the dying moments of the second half secured Gor Mahia’s hard-fought victory, solidifying their unbeaten record for the season.
To conclude an unforgettable day in FKFPL, Bandari and Kakamega Homeboyz faced off in a captivating duel at Bukhungu, featuring Ambrose Sifuna’s thwarted attempts and Fidel Origa’s near miss in the 15th minute. Both teams showcased offensive prowess, with Ochuka and Odera standing resilient in goal. Fidel Origa’s 54th-minute rocket hit the post but was countered by Homeboyz’s crucial save. The climax unfolded when Homeboyz were awarded two penalties, only to be met with a save by Ochuka and Bandari’s refusal to play the second. The game concluded in a stalemate.
Seven matches are lined up for tomorrow, including Bidco United vs. Police FC at Thika Stadium, Tusker FC vs. Sofapaka at Machakos Stadium, Muhoroni Youth vs. AFC Leopards at Mamboleo Stadium, Nzoia Sugar vs. Shabana FC at Sudi Stadium, Nairobi City Stars vs. Posta Rangers at Ruaraka Grounds, Murang’a Seals vs. FC Talanta at The Sportpesa Arena, and Ulinzi Stars vs. KCB FC at Ulinzi Complex in a live-broadcasted match, all scheduled for 15:00.