Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Rama's Golden Boots and Other Ulinzi Stats

Gor Mahia became the second club to lift the Top 8 cup after dethroning the defending champions, Ulinzi Stars with a 2-0 win. The following are some of the statistical milestones from the Sunday game.

Rama Salim scored his 12th goal of the season in all competitions, making him only 5 goals shy of George Odhiambo Blackberry’s 17 goals as K’ogalo’s top scorer over the past 5 seasons. 9 of these goals have come in the league where he is currently equal with Blackberry’s haul of 9 in a season, achieved during the 2009 season. Dr. Rama has scored 3 goals in cup competitions this season, the highest by a K’ogalo. Other K’ogalo who has scored more than one in the cups this season are Edwin Lavatsa (2), Ivan Anguyo (2) and Itubu Imbem (2). The leading K’ogalo in the cups over the last five seasons is Edwin Lavatsa who has scored an incredible 6 goals in just two seasons, including 4 in last years' FKF Cup.

The game against Ulinzi Stars was K’ogalo’s 12th game against these opponents in the last 5 seasons, with the results being pretty even. Gor has now won 4 games, lost 4 and drawn 4 against the soldiers in this period, scoring  9 goals and conceding 6 goals in the process. Gor has also recorded the better results in terms of scores during this period, winning 4-2 in 2009, 2-0 last Sunday and 2-0 in 2010 (when Blackberry scored what to me was the goal of the season). Ulinzi has not beaten Gor by more than 1 goal since September 2007 when they won 2-0 in a league encounter.

I am attempting to put together a list of K’ogalo scorers against Ulinzi but missing out on the K’ogalo scorers against Ulinzi on 23 August 2009 when Gor won 4-2. I know Blackberry scored one of the goals but who scored the other 3? Otherwise the last 5 years results against Ulinzi are as follows.

19 August Ulinzi 0  Gor 2 [Rama Salim, Itubu Imbem] - Top 8 Final
21 April  Ulinzi 1    Gor 0 - League

20 August  Ulinzi 0 Gor 0 - League
18 May Gor 0 Ulinzi 1 (match abandoned and awarded to Ulinzi) – Top 8 Semi Final
20 April Ulinzi 0 Gor 0 – Top 8 Semi Final
6 March Gor 1 Ulinzi 0 [Kevin Omondi] - League

18 August Gor 2 Ulinzi 0 [Baldin Ngwa, George Odhiambo]
27 February Ulinzi 0 Gor 0

23 August Gor 4 Ulinzi 2  [scorers?]
7 February Ulinzi 1 Gor 0

10 August Ulinzi 1 Gor 0
6 April Gor 0 Ulinzi 0

Looking forward to the game against the draw kings, Mathare United. 

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