Gor Mahia's Kevin Omondi wins Premier League Golden Glove award with four matches to spare

Gor Mahia's Kevin Omondi wins Premier League Golden Glove award with four matches to spare

Festus Chuma 10:13 - 17.05.2024

The former Sofapaka goalkeeper has won FKF Premier League Golden Glove, boosting Gor Mahia's title hopes as they lead the standings.

Gor Mahia goalkeeper Kevin Omondi has clinched the FKF Premier League’s Golden Glove accolade after keeping a clean sheet against KCB FC on Thursday afternoon. 

This latest shutout brings Omondi’s season total to an impressive 18 clean sheets for Gor Mahia, a record that has now become unassailable.

Omondi's outstanding performance this season has seen him leave his closest competitor, Patrick Matasi of Kenya Police FC, far behind. 

Matasi has managed 13 clean sheets, but with only four matches remaining, he cannot catch Omondi's tally. 

Omondi’s achievement is a significant milestone, as it surpasses the previous season’s top tally of 17 clean sheets, jointly held by Gad Matthews and Humphrey Katasi.

Having joined Gor Mahia at the beginning of the 2023/2024 season from Sofapaka, where he kept six clean sheets last season, Omondi has been a pivotal figure in Gor Mahia’s defensive line. 

His journey to the top has seen him play for other Premier League teams like Wazito and Sony Sugar before making his mark at Gor Mahia. 

His prowess between the posts has been undeniable and his contributions have been instrumental in Gor Mahia's quest for the league title.

Omondi’s return to the starting lineup against KCB FC was highly anticipated as he had been serving a two-match ban following a red card during the Mashemeji derby against AFC Leopards. 

Omondi’s arrival at Gor Mahia saw him displace the former number one, Gad Matthews. 

This transition was not without its challenges as Matthews at some point reportedly skipped training sessions following his demotion.

Gor Mahia, with four matches remaining in the FKF Premier League, are on a determined path to surpass the 70-point mark they achieved last season. 

Currently leading the table with 64 points they are nine points ahead of second-placed Kenya Police FC. 

A single victory from their remaining fixtures will secure their 21st league title reaffirming their dominance in Kenyan football.

Last season, despite finishing at the top of the league, Gor Mahia missed out on the CAF Champions League due to Club Licensing issues. 

Their upcoming match against Muhoroni Youth on Saturday, May 18, is crucial. 

Gor Mahia’s lead striker, Benson Omala, is also in contention for the Golden Boot, having scored 15 goals. 

He is in a tight race with Police FC's and former Gor Mahia striker Tito Okello.

Follow us on X for more updates