Having beaten lower tier side Bidco FC in their first friendly of 2015, Gor Mahia continued their preparations for the CAD Champions league with a 1-0 win over KPL side Western Stima.
The goal was scored by new signing Ronald Omino who ran down the flank before cutting inside to score in a manner reminiscent of Dutch forward Arjen Robben. Incidentally, Omino was playing against his Father Henry Omino who coaches Western Stima.
Coach Frank Nuttal was satisfied with the win.
“I am trying to get my first XI and so far I have played different teams for each half and I am satisfied that the team is taking good shape,” coach Frank Nuttall said to goal.com.
Travel to the Coast
Gor Mahia will continue their preparations by travelling to Mombasa to play Bandari on Saturday. They will then play Coast Combined on Sunday. The tour of Mombasa will somewhat prepare the Kogalo for the weather in Madagascar.
After Mombasa, Gor Mahia will play high profile friendlies against Power Dyanamos of Zambia, SC Villa of Uganda and Vipers of Uganda.
“We have invited Power Dynamos over for a friendly match and they have given a strong indication that they will be here next weekend, so we are only awaiting official communication from their end before we embark on the necessary logistics.”
“Uganda’s SC Villa and Vipers FC had also jointly invited us for a friendly on that same weekend, but we have requested them to push the invite to the 8th of February so that we can play Dynamos first,” said club official Ronald Ngala to the Nation.
Coach Frank Nuttall is determined to make an impact at the continental level, something Gor Mahia has not done in this millenium.
“In my opinion, the club has made enough impact in the local front so it would be a good thing if we could replicate the same impact outside the country. To do that, we must get out of the comfort zone and go the extra mile and playing these build-up matches is one way of doing that,” said Nuttall to the nation.