Benson Omalla hits 25 goals as Gor Mahia and Tusker register wins

Gor Mahia's Benson Omalla.[Jonah Onyango,Standard]

Gor Mahia and Tusker’s fight to win the FKF Premier League title continued on Wednesday after both clubs picked vital wins as the 2022-2023 season enters the penultimate stage.

Gor came back from a goal down to edge out FC Talanta 2-1 as defending champions Tusker narrowly edged out KCB 1-0.

At the same time, Nzoia Sugar also completed a 3-2 comeback win to keep their hopes of winning the title alive.

At Kasarani Stadium, Benson Omalla scored a brace for Gor as the record Kenyan champions picked maximum points to maintain their two-point lead at the top of the log.

After the brace, Omalla now equals former Kariobangi Sharks’ striker Eric Kapaito’s feat of 2021 season.

Kapaito won the Golden Boot award with 25 goals and Omalla is now on course to surpass that record.

With seven matches left, all eyes will be on the Kisumu Day High School alumni if he will become the first Kenyan to hit the 30-goal mark in a season, a feat never achieved before.

Gor lead the standings with 59 points, two points ahead of Tusker.

The brewers maintained the pressure on the league leaders after former KCB hit man Michael Oduor scored the solitary goal in Tusker's narrow 1-0 win over the bankers.

Robert Matano’s charges had last weekend surrendered their one-point lead after going down to third placed Nzoia Sugar 1-0 at their Sudi Stadium fortress. Nzoia have not lost at their home ground this season.

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