Gor Mahia head coach McKinstry believes title race will go down to the wire

FKFPL Gor Mahia head coach McKinstry believes title race will go down to the wire

Mark Kinyanjui 08:19 - 31.05.2023

K'Ogalo are just one point behind Tusker with three games of the season left to play.

Gor Mahia head coach Johnathan McKinstry believes the title race will go down to the wire after his side were held to a 0-0 draw against Tusker at the Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.

The Northern Irish tactician compared the situation between Tusker, Gor, and third-placed Nzoia Sugar to the Bundesliga after Dortmund were held to a 2-2 draw by Mainz to give the title to Bayern Munich.

“Like a lot of leagues around the world, this one will go right to the final whistle,” he said. “Everyone watched Germany (on Saturday), you saw the Ugandan league finished on the last day and the Rwandan league as well,” he added.

“If you watched the Bundesliga, who would have thought that Mainz with nothing to play for would go 2-0 up against Borussia Dortmund?”

Gor Mahia are second in the league standings on 64 points, just one behind league leaders Tusker but with a superior goal difference to them.

Having been knocked out of the FKF Cup by finalists Kakamega Homeboyz, K'Ogalo's only chance of qualifying for next season’s continental football lie through winning the league.

Gor Mahia qualified for the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup preliminary rounds after winning the FKF Cup. However, winning a first league title since 2020 will give them a genuine chance at playing in Africa’s most elite club competition next season.

They will face Ulinzi Stars, before playing Homeboyz yet again at the Bukhungu Stadium in a match many have handpicked to be the trickiest. They will play City Stars in the last game of the season.