Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga

Gor Mahia gives stellar performance at 2015 Cecafa Kagame Cup.

If you are not a staunch follower of football, a lot of things could pass you by. Important things like Arsenal beating Chelsea for the Community Shield Cup or that Schweinsteiger’s move to Manchester United almost broke the internet, you’d think he’d come balancing the league trophy on his head.

As the Barclays Premier League kicks off, don't miss Schweinsteiger debut as Manchester United's midfielder as they face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, 8 August at 13:00, live on SuperSport 3 Africa, your World of Champions.

Perhaps while you were wrapped up in Nairobi’s winter, you missed the mighty K’ogalo and their scoring machine, Michael Olunga, making their mark in Tanzania at the just concluded 2015 Cecafa Kagame Cup.

Due to Kenya's dismal performance in regional football, nothing much was expected of K'ogalo at Cecafa but they did surprise, even triumphing over regional giants like Yanga FC to reach the finals against Azam.

It was one of those finals you watch with your eyes half closed, all this time telling yourself: "Something is gonna happen before the final whistle, just breathe."

After the 2-0 defeat by Azam, a few pessimists have pointed out that Gor Mahia were finally humbled or silenced (the exact verb used escapes me) by the Tanzanian side.

But we know how hard they fought to reach where they are now - a stellar performance that deserves nothing less than a standing ovation.

And while it is true that this loss ended their unbeaten record, it will not dent their spirit because, let's face it, Gor Mahia is now a national outfit, so to speak.

Kenyans seem to think so too, if their tweets are anything to go by:

 

 

 

 

Catch Gor Mahia as they face KCB on Sunday, 9 August at 15:00 on SuperSport 9E (SS9E).

 

More KPL fixtures on SS9E:

City Stars vs Mathare at 15:30 - Friday, 7 August

Ushuru vs Sofapaka at 18:00 - Friday, 7 August

Tusker vs Western Stima at 12:30 - Saturday, 8 August

Gor Mahia vs Ushuru at 14:30 - Wednesday, 12 August

AFC Leopards vs Ulinzi at 17:30 - Wednesday, 12 August