15 Nov 11

Collins Okoth “Gattuso” was the only Kogalo player in action as Kenya tore apart Seychelles in a Pre-World cup qualifier played in Victoria Seychelles. The match may have well been a home match for Kenya as the stadium was filled with thousands of Kenyan currently resident in Seychelles.

Erik Masika was the other Kogalo player called up. But he did not see action as coach Kimanzi preferred Mulinge Ndetto of Ulinzi as central defender. This was Kimanzi’s first game in charge after having replaced Zedekiah Otieno “Zico”.

Should Kenya beat Seychelles, they will procede to the main world cup qualifiers in which their main opponents will be Nigeria and Malawi. This is a good chance for Kenya to qualify for the world cup as Nigeria does not seem to be particularly strong nowadays. They recently failed to qualify for the Africa cup of nations and none of their players were selected in the Africa XI for the year 2011. A starke contrast to previous years. The fact that Mikel Obi the sideways passer is the most reknown Naija player today speaks volumes about their drop in talent.

On another note, speedstar Edwin Lavatsa has been called up to the national team to beef up the squad that will start training for the CECAFA cup that is due later this month. Lavatsa has previously played for the U23 team whose campaign ended in disaster loosing 5-1 to Uganda. Kenya fans will hope that he will be showing opposing defenders in the CECAFA cup a clean pair of heals as he does in the Kenya Premier League.


Category: News


13 Comments.

  • jb says:

    i think it is high time gatusso stepped up his game to another level Argentinian clubs normally market they best players in Europe to help then earn money to help keep their clubs afloat and to attract more talent this is one reason why this office must be removed since they are helpless and clueless he should have been on a decent three year contract inorder to make the person coming for him pay the remain ing time plus other related earnings and kogallo will make cool free money

  • WUONPAP says:

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL TEAM FOR PROGRESSING TO THE NEXT STAGE.CAN WE AS SUPPORTERS COMPARE WHAT AR HAS DONE AND WHAT KALEKWA THE SOFAPAKA HEAD HAS DONE IN THE LAST 3 YEARS? WHO AMONG THE TWO HAS THE IDEAS? WHO HAS MORE RESOURCES? WHO HAS DIE HARD FANS WHO PAY MORE?WHO IS MORE AMBITIOUS BETWEEN THE TWO? WHO RUNS THE CLUB HANDS ON AS WE SEE IN OTHER ELITE CLUBS? HOW MUCH DID BOTH MEN GET FROM THE SALE OF THEIR PLAYERS? WHICH CLUB AMONG THE TWO HAS AN OFFICIAL WEBSITE? WHO HAS THE IDEAS WHEN IT COMES TO RAISING FUNDS FOR THE CLUB? THESE QUESTIONS SHOULD GUIDE YOU AS A GM SUPPORTER WHEN IT COMES TO DECIDING THE FUTURE OF THIS INSTITUTION.THE SOFAPAKA PRESIDENT IS JUST A LOCAL YARDSTICK WHICH ALL OF US CAN ATTEST TO.

  • omondi says:

    we started with musa, macheda, akumu in the national team just about the timeZD took charge of Gor. They are now nowhere. it is a pitty
    Congrats – Gatusso

  • Pundit says:

    ZD!!! Akumu was very good…where is he now? Macheda? Musa?…talk of killing young people’s careers!! Please ZD resign and leave us to rebuild Gor in peace.

  • Ngolo says:

    @#&*%$^*@$%^*&($##&*^%$##@@!ER^^&&$@!.That is how annoyed i am with ZD. Give the young players a chance.

  • Albert Kosero (Sofaset Branch - Kampala) says:

    You guys make me laugh. You never cease to amaze me. Akumu and Musa have been regulars in GM’s lineup this season. Could someone explain to some of us how ZD has spoilt the career of this players. I see fitina tupu from some of us on this blog. For God and my club Kogallo.

  • omondiomollo says:

    The Formation and Registration Of Gor Mahia Blogger’s Branch is going on full steam ahead. We have had two meetings, which have so far achieved the drafting of an interim constitution.

    We have also approached the office which has communicated to us the following conditions precedent to us forming this branch
    (a) We need to have at least 30 member;
    (b) We need to pay an affiliation fee of Kes. 5,000;
    (c) Have copies of ID cards of our members;
    (d) Registration fee of Kes. 100 per member;

    We consequently urge all the bloggers who are desirous of becoming members of this branch to urgently communicate their intentions to our interim treasurer Mr. Arum Tidi by sending an MPESA amount of Kes. 225 on his number 0714078495. The confirmation text should then be forwarded to yours truly (interim secretary) on 0721707118 to update you records on my file.

    I am looking forward to you overwhelming support and registration. riurwok e teko

    Omondi A Omollo (Interim Secretary)

    ps. I also propose that item (b) above should shared equally amongst the first 30 members (adding up to Kes. 166.66; but lets say Kes. 170) by topping up this amount to the already agreed figure of Kes. 225. Bringing the total initial contribution to Kes. 395.00

  • ODUOR12 says:

    Remember the deadline for branches submitting their members list is Monday 21st November 2011.That’s if you want to participate in the elections of 27th November.
    As Mother Teresa said “Do not wait for leaders, do it alone person to person”

  • VINCENT OCAMPO says:

    This is a step forward.It is good to move ahead purposly i dont think if we shall be voting on 27th but we want to register so as we prepare for big things to the club.Election will come and go and may the best candidate win hence rebuild kogalo.Bloggers Branch please turn out for the next meeting which will posted on the site soon.

  • Agwa Kassam says:

    Wuon Pap..that’s the true intensity of Bench marking..Green against Green..White against White not ati so and so has money has what and what! If anything we should be moving forward not worshiping people just because we were far off the mark sometimes back!

    Again what modernity is there for not declaring the budget and how it was financed then guys can appreciate quantities..we need change in structures for accountable systems to reign.

  • BENMUS says:

    CONGRADULATION to gattuso hope next season CAF championship will help him sell himself to the international clubs and also lead GM to great heights

  • ouko robert yuak ni jersy nengo ne oidho duoke uru 2500 asto ziko mondo owe ne jacameroon tich

  • AR IS MILES AHEAD OF PAPA ELLY COMRADE WUOPAP

    With all due respect to the Sofapaka president,Papa Elly, the chairman of GM, AR is miles ahead in terms of leadership.

    First of all, AR is leading a community club with diverse interests and exceedingly high expectations while Papa Elly leads a private club. You will agree with me that it is an uphill task to balance the two. This season, GM sets itself very high goals- to win the premier league, FKL cup and the Top 8 tournament One million jackpot. While the FKL trophy is now safely in our cabinet, the top 8 jackpot is already lost and K’ogalo are still chasing the league trophy although all indications show the club might not get the trophy anyway.

    On the sponsorship deal, AR is credited to have secured the most lucrative deal in any club history in Kenya. The ksh 38 million deal brokered with TUZO is the highest. Sofapaka on the other hand have secured a ksh 15 million from the East Africa Portland Cement.

    On players transfer fee, AR is able to secure good money for GM from the sale of George ‘blackberry’ Odhiambo to Randers FC of Denmark. Papa Elly sold a few players but I cannot authoritatively say how much the club got. One thing I am sure, all combined , they could not still match the fees K’ogalo stroke with Randers FC.

    On fanbase and gate collections, the answer is obvious. Gor mahia has recorded the highest gate collection this season in a single match between their arch rivals AFC Leopards. Inspite of their big name, Sofapaka are yet to marshal a respectable fanbase.

    Although a sections of our fans are already beating war drums ahead of the forthcoming AGM, there is no doubt, AR gonna be the man to beat. The achievements I have just articulated are no mean. He has laid a strong foundation from which the rest who shall come after him will build on. All the best of success mr chairman.