Ogolla-Stima the better side but Gor luckier

Ogolla-Stima the better side but Gor luckier

Ogolla-Stima the better side but Gor luckier

Gor Mahia assistant coach Bobby Ogolla has urged his players to be more serious and avoid lapses of concentration while on the pitch that result in unnecessary scares like the one caused by Western Stima in the FKF Cup pre-quarter final on Saturday afternoon.

Gor Mahia scored first in the match through Moses Otieno then went on to surrender the lead when Ali Bhai leveled for Stima thereby forcing the match to be decided on a penalty shootout.

Ogolla admitted Gor Mahia were on the verge of losing the match as they were by far the second best especially in the second half when the opponents created chance after chance.

He defended the decision to rest key player during the match.

“We did gamble giving other players playing time. It was necessary to rest key players to avoid fatigue. Playing in like 16 matches can be very hectic. That is why we choose to rest them for this particular fixture.” He said.

Gor missed the services of key players including first choice goal keeper Fredrick Onyango and creative midfielder Rama Salim. When the going got tough, Dan Sserenkuma ,Ivan Anguyo and Moses Odhiambo were thrown into the fray but this did little to a determined Western Stima.

“I think players should know the value of playing for such a big club and always give their best on the pitch. The goal we conceded was rather easy due to a mistake. One of our forward was defending the set piece didn’t expect him in that position.” He said.

Ogolla said the only positive to take from the match is the win but emphasized that the team will have to go back to the drawing board and  get more organized for upcoming fixtures.

“The win takes us to the quarters. It implies we have to get more organized if we are to win yet another cup. Our focus is the mid-week premier league fixture.” He said.

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