'Five fans cannot sustain title celebrations' - former Gor Mahia official taunts Tusker

Johnathan McKinstry (black) winning the 2022/2023 FKFPL title with Gor Mahia || Photo Credit: Jonah Onyango [Standard]

TRANSFERS 'Five fans cannot sustain title celebrations' - former Gor Mahia official taunts Tusker

Kiplagat Sang 10:38 - 29.06.2023

K'Ogalo emerged champions after a neck-to-neck race against Robert Matano's Tusker.

Former Gor Mahia national treasurer Sally Bolo has taunted Tusker FC by saying people would have forgotten they were champions by now had they won the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) title. 

Gor Mahia were resilient in this season's title race and managed to win on the final day against Nairobi City Stars, who threatened to win their second straight league crown.

Bolo said a celebratory mood still rules the air just because it is K'Ogalo who won the league, but had it gone to their rivals, perhaps the celebration would have been shortlived.

"Imagine if Tusker FC had won the league; probably people would have forgotten that they are champions. Their five fans, players, technical bench, and management team cannot maintain the momentum of the celebration. We are indeed the husbands of teams," Bolo tweeted.

With the league win, Gor Mahia will return to continental football, and Bolo is hopeful of a better campaign. To illustrate the capability of the local giants to challenge at the continental level, Bolo recalled how Egyptian giants Zamalek SC were thrashed in 2019 at Kasarani during a Group Stage match.

"As the club official who was in charge of this match, I was over the moon and went to bed happy as a football administrator," she added. "Beating Zamalek of Egypt at Kasarani with four goals to two during CAF Confederation Cup group stage matche was not only beautiful and brilliant but also an achievement on the pitch.

"Thrashing North African teams was not and is not easy. The kind of football infrastructure, quality players, good tacticians, etc. cannot be compared to East, Central, and West African countries."

She also claimed Tanzania's Yanga and Simba cannot beat Gor Mahia, even though the clubs and their league have witnessed an upward trajectory in development.

"Yes, I agree that the Tanzanian Premier League is doing very well and has become competitive, but when it comes to bragging rights, Gor Mahia will go to greater lengths to achieve them. You should know people."