Gor Mahia have fired the entire technical bench. Coach Anaba Awono and newly hired Ken Odhiambo have been shown the door. A run of poor results has seen fans and officials alike loose their patience with coach Anaba Awono and his staff. The club’ performance this year has been wanting despite a massive recruitment drive. Play has appeared disjointed. And the defence has looked suspect. The defence was ruthlessly exposed in Maputo with players often being left wide open on the wings to send crosses. It left fans wondering, where were the full backs ? And why was a team that was playing away leaving so many gaps at the back when most teams that play away often adapt a defensive stance. Worse still, it appeared that no scouting was done and this Kogalo were throoughly and utterly shocked at how good the Mozambicans were. They on the other hand must have studied Gor Mahia tapes as is evidenced by the way they ruthlessly exploited the weaknesses.
The Maputo debacle also left fans wondering what Ken Odhiambo was doing because he was specifically hired to shore up the defence.
Besides Ferroviario, the club’s form in pre-season friendlies and in the Super cup against Tusker has been sub par. Matters however came to a head when they lost 0-1 to newly promoted Muhoroni youth. The stuff finally hit the fan on Sunday when they went down to Karuturi while playing a poor and uninspired game.
Kogalo’s legendary stopper, John Bobby Ogolla has been hired as caretaker coach and will be assisted by Tom Ogweno. he has had stints coaching the national team and Sofapaka. His record as coach has not been overwhelming. However it is still unclear what the club plans to do as far as seeking a full time coach. Bobby Ogolla will start coaching on Wednesday March 7.