Gor Mahia were coronated champions of Kenya on Saturday for a record 18th time following a 1-1 draw against Posta Rangers at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday, May 25th.
It was a first for Ugandan Erisa Ssekisambu and a second for with counterpart Hashim Sempala and Shafik Batambuze who won the KPL with Tusker in 2015.
The trio joined the Kenyan giants this season, the former in the mid-transfer window, the latter two at the start of the season.
K’Ogalo were crowned with a game to spare after they accumulated 71 points creating a nine-point gap between them and second-placed Bandari FC who are on 62 points with just two games to go.
Winning the 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League title, meant that Gor Mahia have now won the league six times in a row, and this is their third three-peat in history.
“When you go to a club and find the chairman, the committee, the coaching staff all working fantastically, then everything becomes possible,” Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay told the club website before adding.
“We have worked well as a family and I knew from the first time that we were going to win and I thought we will win the league with a gap of 15 or 20 points. I am disappointed because that was not achieved.”
Ssempala, Ssekisambu and Batambuze all played a significant role in the club’s recent triumph.
Years Gor Mahia have won the KPL: 1968, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019