After what looked like a dismal pre-season, Gor Mahia appear to have hit their stride. And just in time for the 2017 KPL season which starts next weekend. The last two matches have involved impressive wins over Muhoroni Youth and a Tusker team that had been in continental competition.
Last season Gor Mahia lost in the DSTV Super Cup to Bandari and it was a harbinger of bad things to come as the club started the season poorly. This time it appears coach Ze Maria has found the winning formula.
Skipper Musa Mohamed hailed the win over Tusker
“It’s a really good motivation for the coming league season. It will give us more time to prepare. For now I don’t think we lack anything because everyone is ready to play. What we need more is team work and determination,” Mohammed told Citizen Sport.
Gor Mahia were the better side on Sunday and the Tusker coach George Nsimbe admitted as much in a post match interview as did his veteran defender James Situma.
“Generally the match was good and you know when two teams play, one must win, Gor displayed a great game but we shall focus on the upcoming season now” said Situma to Citizen Sports.
Gor Mahia tactician Ze Maria for his part says the win provided motivation and the team is now ready to challenge for the title.
“It was not an easy game, we were playing the champions but at the end of the day we managed to lift the trophy. It is a motivation to us, with the season almost starting. Teams are well prepared to challenge for the league title but I feel we will also have a say. It will not be easy at all,” he said to goal.com