courtesy of futaa.com
Gor Mahia tactician blamed the condition of Mombasa County Stadium as a result of their 1-2 loss to Bandari in a Kenya Premier League (KPL) match played on Sunday 30 March 2014.
Speaking after the match, the Scot described the surface as bumpy hence slowing the flow of the game and partly to the defensive lapse which he promised to work on.
-The pitch was very bumpy hampering the flow of the game hence had to depend on second balls in vain. We have to go back and work on defensive frailties which cost us especially for the second goal that demoralized the players, the former Uganda Cranes coach said.
Former Western Stima forward Alloyce Mangi fired Bandari into the lead before Dan Sserunkuma restored parity with Victor Majid winning it all for the hosts as they registered their second win of the season and the second defeat for the defending champions.
Fans demand explanation
Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia have gone winless in four matches and it is not business as usual with fans now demanding an explanation for the recent slump that has seen the team drop to sixth place after the seventh week of matches.
The champions’ latest defeat came at the hands of Mombasa side Bandari FC on Sunday 30 March and the fans at the Mombasa County Stadium, led by former vice chairman Faiz Ochieng, told futaa.com it is high time the management came out to address fans over the poor run of form.
They acknowledged that the absence of key players may be a reason for the slump but observed that the team is not playing well lately and that hurts.
-We just want the management to tell us what is happening with the team. The team has had a very poor run of form lately and it is unacceptable. We can’t go on dropping points like this; we are not putting blame on anyone, we just want this slump explained.
-We know a number of our key players like David Owino and Akumu are unavailable but that is not a reason for the poor way the team is playing. We should be playing like the champions we are and we want that explained.
-It is very sad for fans to travel from far and wide only to witness the team play the way they did today. It has to stop as soon as possible – we want to see the team winning and playing well, they told futaa.com.
Gor Mahia has so far suffered two defeats in the KPL and drawn two in seven matches.