Tomorrow (Thursday 2 August), Gor Mahia takes on Tusker FC in the Top 8 Semi-Final 1st leg. Here are some interesting stats to watch out (currently limited to the last 5 years that KPL has taken shape).
Tusker is yet to complete a double over K'ogalo in any season over the last 5 season (excluding friendlies and non-KPL organized tournaments). Having beaten Gor 2-0 in the 1st leg of their league encounter, a win for Tusker will be their first double over Gor in a KPL organized match in this period. In fact the last team to complete a double over Gor was Thika United in 2009 when they won both league encounters 1-0. Tusker is also one of two teams this season that has score more than one goal against Gor. The other is KCB who lost 3-2 to Gor in a league encounter
A Rama Salim goal will be his 10th of the season. This will make him the first Gor player to hit 10 goals in a season in competitive KPL matches in the last 5 seasons. With 9 goals, he is currently tied with George Odhiambo "Blackberry" who scored 9 in 2009.
A Kevin Omondi "Daddy" will see him score for K'ogalo in 3 consecutive seasons in KPL organized competitive game, having scored 4 goals in 2010 and 4 goals in 2011. The only other players to achieve this for Gor are Dan Makori, Ivan Anguyo and Julius Owino "Awilo".
A Dan Sserunkuma goal will be his 4th of the season in just 4 games, the same as last season's top scorers Dan Makori and Kevin Omondi scored in the entire season.
Finally, a win for Gor will see them extend their winning streak to 5, bettering their best of 4 in the 2010 season.
Please note that these stats do not take into account FKL organized Presidents Cup and friendly games.