Heavy KPL action awaits Gor Mahia
Gor Mahia returned home on Monday afternoon from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where they beat Yanga 3-2 in the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday night. Gor will immediately turn their attention to their Kenyan Premier League campaign with a hefty package of four matches awaiting them over the next 13 days.
Gor will play Kariobangi Sharks on Wednesday in Kisumu before travelling back to Nairobi and will face Nakumatt on Saturday in Narok, Bandari in Mombasa on Tuesday, Posta Rangers in Narok the following Friday and Kakamega Homeboyz in Machakos the following Wednesday.
Their immediate concern though is the game against Sharks on Wednesday.
“Our focus is definitely on the three points because we want to go 15 clear on top of the table. But it will be a very tough match because Sharks just lost over the weekend and they will be in to make amends. They are a good team and we expect a tough match,” the coach further added.
He has admitted he will have to rotate his squad and he will most likely field his second team charges with the top cream having played against Yanga.
“We have to stay fresh, we have to make sure everyone is rested. We are in a situation where everybody is capable of playing and it is because of the competitive environment in the team,” the tactician added.
Meanwhile, Kerr was impressed with the performance of his team in Dar es Salaam, despite conceding two goals that made for a nervous end to the game.
“I think we played really well especially in the first half where our passing and movement was superb. We conceded two goals yes but the most important thing is that we won the game. We now look forward to the final two matches where we hope to get at least a point and progress to the quarters,” the coach added.
K’Ogalo sit top of Group D with eight points, same as second placed USM Alger but with a superior goal scoring record. Alger played to a 1-1 draw at home with Rayon Sport in the other group fixture yesterday.
K’Ogalo will host Rayon Sport in Nairobi on August 19 while USM will be away to Yanga in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. A point for Gor will prove to be enough to take them into the quarter finals for the first time ever.