How many boys have we sent down the river?How many came back to lead us home?How many have fought and died for us to be free?How will the next generation be shown?The prince of Egypt grew up in pharaoh’s houseAt his coming of age, he learned the truthHe asked the man, whom he called “father”, aboutWhy his people were slaves,That he saw making bricks since the days of his youthThe man said that the burden was on his shouldersTo raise an empire from the depths of the sandsAnd marry it with the glory and splendour of the NileTo make it into a respected and prosperous landOn the backs of people who were working in piles:The chosen people who were doomed to be slavesAnd the burden was on the shoulders of the slavesTo carry sand, mud and straw to the pyramids in single fileAnd build them high into the skyWhile down in the dust, their souls were engravedThe God of Israel heard the peoples dispirited cry,And freedom slowly unfolded in the hearts of the brave…How many boys have we sent down the river?How many came back to lead us home?How many have fought and died for us to be free?How will the next generation be shown?It’s the burden of the emperorAgainst the trials of MosesIt’s the word of the CreatorAgainst the idols of manThe workers of iniquityAnd the faith of the chosenFormed our unique world history,And now here we standHere we are, born to be rulers:To uphold the principles of the holiest people in the universe,Against the immorality of the oppressorsAnd the wickedness that they plannedIt first started with the slaughter of young brown boys –Population control, they were cast into the river –Lest the Hebrews should grow mightier than the children of HamBut Moses was saved so we could walk through the desertAway from Egypt, to claim a better, new promised landSo the truths that we hold to be evident and righteousWritten on stone tables by God’s own hand,Served as a guide, a light, to right usAnd lead us into His kingdom with Christ at His right handSo it’s the walk of the faithfulAgainst the talk of the faithless,The mark of the beast versus the seal of the Lord;The ark of the covenant and the dove of peaceVersus the gods of the global elite and the eagle of warHow many boys have we sent down the river?How many came back to lead us home?How many have fought and died for us to be free?How will the next generation be shown?So Moses’s real Father came to him in the hillsAnd revealed Himself in a bright burning bushHe told Moses to go and free the children IsraelFrom the hold of pharaoh, no matter how tough it lookedThe Most High was with him;The rod and the staff, lined up on the horizonBetween future and past –Was dipped into the sea, which caused a great chasm –From shore to horizon,So they walked down a dry pathFrom shore to horizon,From past to future:Without a threat from Poseidon,Into freedom at lastInto the depths they went riding,His army washed up in pursuit:But pharoah survivedOnly to die in old age,Shamed by the truth and mocked by his wrathThere can be miraclesWe can achieveWe will get there, somehow…Somehow, we willOnly if we have faith and obedience to believe…How many more boys must go down the river?How many will come back to lead us home?How many will fight and die for us to be free?And how will the next generation be shown?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A Gor Mahia die hard fan singing the K’Ogalo anthem with passion. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAExperienced Davis Omweno, who officiated in 2014 FIFA World Cup as first assistant was the center referee of the clash that was a late-kick off in the double header.Center referee Davis Omweno in action. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor was entering the clash fresh from booking a first round ticket to the CAF Champions League where they will meet Espérance de Tunis while Kariobangi Sharks came to this encounter at the back of a 1-1 draw away to Chemelil Sugar.Kariobangi Sharks defender Pascal Ogweno dribbles the ball past Gor Mahia attacking midfielder Francis Kahata. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr made changes to his team, starting Philemon Otieno and Bernard Ondieki upfront as Samuel Onyango and Bernard Omondi ran either wing. His Kariobangi counterpart made changes in the goal after welcoming his first choice keeper John Oyemba.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr issuing instructions to his charges during their KPL match against Kariobangi Sharks. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKariobangi Sharks head William Muluya plotting Gor Mahia downfall. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAJust as has been their tradition since Kerr took charge last July, K’Ogalo started with immense pressure. In the sixth minute they had their first effort at goal, Guikan glancing a header wide from Samuel Onyango’s cross.Gor Mahia forward Ephraim Guikan reacts after a missed opportunity. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, in the 10th minute, Gor were wheeling away in celebration, roles changing from the first chance, after Guikan set up Onyango who slotted the ball past an on rushing Sharks custodian, Oyemba.Gor Mahia forward Samuel Onyango wheels away in celebration after scoring the opening goal during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Kariobangi Sharks on February 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor Mahia fans welcomed the opener that saw Gor take charge of the game.Gor Mahia fans following the match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYAIn the 21st minute, Sharks found themselves level courtesy of an Oluoch howler. The shot-stopper let the ball slip between his legs from a Omwenga long range free-kick.Kariobangi Sharks players celebrating the equaliser against Gor Mahia. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKariobangi Sharks players celebrating with the technical bencj=h after Bolton Omwenger netted the leveller. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia players disappointed with their keeper Borniface Oluoch after his howler gifted Kariobangi Sharks the equaliser. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the 25th minute, Guikan had another go at goal but his shot from the edge of the box was weak after a little pretty back-heel assist from Kagere.Kariobangi Sharks keeper John Oyemba wins the ball in the air against Gor Mahia’s Bernard Ondieki during a Kenyan Premier League match in Machakos on February 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the half hour mark Onyango almost made it two for Gor in similar fashion as he had done in scoring the first, breaking off on the right to meet a Kagere pass but this time Oyemba made a superb stop for a corner.Gor Mahia’s Samuel Onyango reacting after missing a chance. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYABoth teams headed to the break sharing the spoils, but it was Gor who were disappointing after letting the lead slip out of their hands.Gor Mahia players walking out of the pitch during half time disappointed. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya walking out of the dug out for half time pep talk. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the 76th minute, Gor came close with Kahata’s freekick landing inside the six yard box from the right but Kagere’s touch was too much, the ball flying over.Gor Mahia talisman Meddie Kagere reacts after his chance was well defended. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia and Kariobangi Sharks players battle for space against Gor defence. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, five minutes later, Gor made it 2-1 with Guikan tapping in unmarked at the far post from a Kagere cross.Gor Mahia lethal forward Ephraim Guikan surging through before scoring the winner for K’Ogalo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia Ephrem Guikan celebrates his goal with teammate Bernard Ondieki. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia fans keenly following their team. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe reigning league champions will only have two days of rest before facing Tusker FC at the same venue on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans cheering their team in their Kenyan Premier League match against Karaiobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday 24th, February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 25 – Despite a howler from keeper Boniface Oluoch, Gor Mahia showed a character of a champion when they cemented their dominance over Kariobangi Sharks with a 2-1 win on their return to the Kenyan Premier League after continental duty. Here is how it went down in pictorial at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday.As the ritual, the Green Army sang with passion the K’Ogalo anthem before kick-off in a match that was played under sunny conditions.