Gor Dilution Imminent? Looming Sibling Rivalry That Could Bring K’Ogalo Down

A Photo Collage of Gor Mahia Players(Left) and Kisumu All Stars Players (Right)

Kenya Premier League giants Gor Mahia have admittedly dominated the league since it began in 1963. K’Ogalo have won the league eighteen times with their closest follower AFC Leopards winning it thirteen times. But this could be history after the entry of Kisumu All Stars in the Main League.

The Green Army penned down history once again this season after winning the title for the third consecutive time and most importantly, being the first club in Kenya to win the three-peat for the third time.

First three-peat was in 1983, 1984 and 1985, second was in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and finally the third in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Gor Mahia Crowned KPL Champions at Machakos Stadium/Photo Courtesy

Why all these could be history beginning next season.

Gor supporters have played a crucial role in the club’s success. This is undoubted, right?

A team produces a good performance with good players but it does better with the morale and support to the good players. Gor fans have done all they could to stand with their club; in good and in bad; offering both moral and financial support.

However, fears of the downfall of K’Ogalo have now crept in after the emergence of Kisumu All Stars to the Kenya Premier League.

Why?

Gor fans were spotted celebrating during Kisumu All Stars’ victory against Thika United on Sunday, a win that saw All Stars secure promotion to the KPL together with Wazito FC.

Fans expressed their worry and some even insinuated that this is the beginning of Gor dilution.

Surprisingly, some even compared this coming situation with what happened to AFC Leopards when teams like Kakamega Homeboyz coming from the region shared their support and completely diluted them.

There is a clear indication that both teams will share fans and, of course, one cannot serve two masters. Fans will either side for Gor Mahia or Kisumu All Stars depending on which team is doing well. Just like it happened to AFC Leopards.

Do you also believe that Kisumu All Stars will bring Gor Mahia down?