Poor run of form in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) has forced Gor Mahia fans to retreat in a Nakuru bush for three days.
A group of Gor Mahia fans from Nakuru Kofan branch, led by Gor Mahia diehard Jaro Soja, last week held a three-day fast in the bushes of Nakuru, saying Gor’s decline in form in the KPL has had them worried.
“We fasted for God to intervene. We suspected Gor’s poor show in the KPL could be as a result of our detachment from our Maker. I thus mobilized Gor Mahia fans from Nakuru and its environs to hold a retreat in a Nakuru bush,” Jaro Soja told eDaily.
“We wanted a change of focus, and step outside of our normal routine by withdrawing from the noise and pressures; the immediate and insistent claims of our social, domestic and workaday responsibilities in order to be in a quiet place where all our senses are open and ready to listen to God. For three days we did not eat or drink,” Jaro Soja added.
“That explains why I did not attend Gor Mahia’s match against Chemelil Sugar last weekend. And as was evident, our prayers yielded good results as Gor Mahia floored Chemelil Sugar 3-1,” said Jaro Soja.
It is Nakuru Kofan branch Chair Bernard Omtata and Jaro Soja who conceived the idea to fast so that Gor Mahia can get back to winning ways.
Gor Mahia currently sits second in the KPL table with 40 points, having played 23 games with a game in hand. League leaders Tusker FC have 45 points, with four matches to go.