Sunday, 10 March 2013

Sirkal Begins Title Hunt With Victory: Opening Numbers

Kógalo began their 2013 season with a 1-0 win over Sofapaka yesterday, courtesy of a Paul Kiongera goal, his first in the league for Kógalo. This is the second successive season that Gor has won their opening game after having recently gained the distinction of being slow starters in the league. Last season Sirkal beat Thika United 2-0 but before that you have to go back to 24th September 2006 when they beat Homegrown 4-2 in the opening fixture of the 2006-2007 season. Sirkal lost to KCB 1-0 in 2008, to Ulinzi 1-0 in 2009, drew 0-0 with Western Stima in 2010 and lost 3-0 to Rangers in 2011. 

Kiongera celebrates strike against Sofapaka

The win over Sofapaka brings Kógalo's unbeaten streak in the league to a remarkable 20 games, the last loss coming against Ulinzi on 21st April 2012. Remarkably too, coach Logarusic has only lost 2 league games since he took over the helms at Kógalo. The win over Sofapaka also means that they are yet to beat Kógalo since their debut league encounter in 2009 when Sofapaka won 2-1. Gor has since gone on to win 3 games and drawn 5 games. 

Image courtesy of Supersport