Fri 26 Jun 2015, 12:30
Enjoy the thrilling football action this weekend on SuperSport.
Gor Mahia, 'the mighty K'ogalo' is arguably Kenya and East Africa's most successful team, having won the national league thirteen times, the local cup 11 times and one continental cup, this team is definitely a force to reckon with. The club was formally established in February 17, 1968 when Luo Union and Luo Sports Club (Luo Stars) merged.
So why do we love this team so much?
Gor Mahia is a winning team! Last season they won the Kenya Premiere League title and are at the top of the table this season. The team has the regions top players and have a foreign coach, Frank Nuttall, who being considered for an interim position as Harambee Stars coach. Everything about this club is winning!
They've sailed into the GOtv Shield second round after beating Lang'ata Gremio 3-0 on Wednesday. As KPL resumes, can K'ogalo's mashemeji, AFC Leopards hold their own as they tackle Thika United on Saturday, 27 June at 15:00 on SuperSport9 (SS9A).
To be a Gor Mahia member is definitely a lifestyle - you need the right amount of confidence, attitude, and swag coupled with a lot of passion. From the players, management and fans, we see a lot of this. Some might say it’s passion or misplaced sycophancy but whatever it is we must agree they exude a lot emotion and says a lot about the team.
Gor Mahia is also the only team that owns a bread, the Gor Mahia Bread, which was launched by former prime minister Raila Odinga in Kisumu. Gor Mahia have a sponsorship deal with Nakuru based Good Bread Kenya Limited that allows Gor to earn a shilling from every loaf of bread sold. We think this is genius considering how popular the team is and this also creates ownership for their fans.
No other team in this country boast of a large number of female fans like Gor Mahia, even the Kenya 7s team does not come close! The K’Ogalo Divas, as they are commonly referred to, have been known to cause a stir every time they hit the town. They come in large numbers, can cheer as loud as any cheering squad and, we must agree, the green and white does look good on them! Some fashionistas, these divas.
Lupita knows how to sneak in the K'ogalo colour..hehe.
K’Ogalo have a self-proclaimed mascot - not that anyone is complaining. Jaro Soja lives and bleeds green. He is the fan of fans to the extent that he wants to be buried in a K’Ogalo coffin - and, yes, you read that right! Every team needs a fan like Jaro Soja.
We just can't get enough of this guy. Side note: we won't be surprised if the tea that pours out from that flask is green.
Now, taking a roll call, are all the odieros in the house?
A K'ogalo fan can play with fire and not get burned - we hope!
Stay with SuperSport to enjoy more action from the GOtv Shield and Kenya Premier League.
This weekend, catch these matches on SuperSport9 (SS9A) as KPL resumes.
Friday, 26 June
Mathare United vs Ulinzi Stars at 15:30.
Tusker vs Nakuru All Stars at 18:00.
Saturday, 27 June
Chemelil Sugar vs Gor Mahia at 12:30.
Thika United v AFC Leopards at 15:00.