4 May 18

Walusimbi scored from a direct freekick against Rwanda APR in Kigali in 2014

Gor Mahia are set to depart for Kigali on Saturday at 7:20 am. Unlike the debacle that was the trip to South Africa, everything seems to be in place this time.

The last time K’Ogalo played a Rwandese side was in 2009. This was when a team full of schoolboys and recent form four leavers coached by James Sianga suffered stage fright and lost 0-5 at Nyayo stadium against a vastly experienced Rwanda APR side that had many internationals like Moses Odhiambo “Dube” as well as two Congolese internationals. They would later lose 0-1 in Kigali. The only person left from that team is George Odhiambo “Blackberry” who at the time had jus finished form four at Kamkunji secondary.

Gor Mahia played APR again at the 2014 CECAFA club cup in Rwanda. On that occasion, the match ended 2-2 with Walusimbi scoring a spectacular freekick.

Gor Mahia will be going to this match determined to put on a much better performance just as they did against Esperance this season .

Getting a point or three points away from home is going to be critical for Gor Mahia’s chances of making it to the next stage in this tournament.  Coach Dylan Kerr has already done some homework on the Rwandese side.

“I watched them play [Rayon Sports]  and one thing I picked out is that they have a very good attack but their defense is not very mobile. We need to look at how we can take advantage of that but at the same time be careful with our defense on the counter attack,”.

Though fatigue has been a factor for Gor Mahia, the same could be said for Rayon sports who played their least league match on Monday, drawing 1-1 with Kirehe.

Rayon Sport are coached by former AFC coach, Luc Minnaert. The Belgian tactician foresees a tough encounter.

“I have followed Gor Mahia and their progress and they are a very tough team. They have a squad that has been together for four or five seasons and they have become very solid. It will not be an easy match against them and I have told my players that. This is a battle of East African teams which have almost a similar style of football and it will make things even tougher.” Minnaert told Capital Sport from his base in Kigali.


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16 Comments.

  • richard ouko says:

    Nothing comes easy even if you think that you know your opponents well. Every day can be different in the office. However, as it were,we have Faith in our Team and at this juncture I wish them safe journey, a good game and a win.

  • Odhis Muga says:

    Indeed that’s well said.Erratic defenders, misfiring strikers however the mid is always well armed and will definitely perform. Best of luck boys,sell yourselves live on supersport 4.

  • sylvaonyi says:

    Good thing, this match will be live on supersport 4 on dstv.

  • Barefoot Bandit says:

    It is reassuring that the coach is able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing team. This means that he will aspire to ensure that his strikers can be equally sharp if not sharper and that his defence maintains its superiority and is able to work out strategies for locking the opposing sharp strikers out. All the best Ker as you pick your first 15 that will fly our flag in Rwanda.

  • Sylvester says:

    Safe journey Mayienga, a section of gor fans visited Baba in his office yesterday before departing for Rwanda, he must have given them a big handshake and blessings. Thank you Baba, now that is patronship.
    We also thank Sakaja for providing a bus. Good luck team Mayienga

  • Odhis Muga says:

    Did I read that Sakaja has bought a new bus to Kogalo! Somebody confirm please,this can be really good to Gor fraternity.

  • Odhis Muga says:

    Thanks for the enlightenment ja gem,safe journey to the 100 fans.

  • JamriAmbo says:

    Mgema akisifiwa tembo hulitia maji…..walu walu walu. Mayie ssebo. Wuod Asego kanyada bwanani omadho mane jowa

    • Harry Ababa says:

      Rayon Sports 1
      Gor Mahia 1
      This is a game Kogalo should have won. They created more chances

    • Jasego says:

      Ojoga matek,otugo yier matek,Omera if there is a game we should have Easily won away it was today.Instead walusimbi plays like crap,kahata misses a goal even a makeshift player would score,lethargy as usual & midfield losing shape.Late almost nondescript subs by Kerr when clearly tuyisenge was out & Guikan needed to have a run at those guys…Thoo,me as jasego today’s game i give it a crappy thumbs down for we should have won,i wont hear anything else of we were away sijui we tried,For me No….

  • ja Thur GI ji says:

    Jasego is that you? Greetings, this is a new you, why not tell us how the free kick was poorly defended

    • Jasego says:

      JTGJ oluoch stood by in usual fashion as the free kick went in,rem he organized the wall but still blind-sided himself.Walusimbi unecessarily conceded that free kick too.Ok we got one at the same exact spot on the other half,what did we do?Blast it skywards.Tuyisenge makes amends by bursting his lungs literally open to tee wendo who does what with a heavy first touch?Kahata looses a clear sitter to sum it all up.Guikan doesn’t get to play despite GM needing fresh legs to up the tempo.No for me today we messed up,those are 2 points dropped not 1 gained

  • Barefoot Bandit says:

    Calm down J’Asego. The let was in defending the free kicks and the substitutions that we’re never done in time. The game was messed by the rain. Otherwise we were the better side until it poured. Then Kahata’s and Mieno’s missed chances!! What was Carcidy doing in the bench?

  • Akira says:

    Oooh Jesus! Why Is Gor Mahia Sooo Blessed With Such Kind Of Fans!! Such Perfectionists! People Who Never Make Mistakes In Their Own World. Why Jasego Why? Sometimes You Bend A Little Too Low! Yes We Didnt Win But Did Rayon Beat Us? In Such Conditions We Get A Positive Start N You Become So Subjective You Go Stark Raving Mad? Ooh Pls Cut The Boys Some Slack. We ALL MAKE MISTAKES! As For The Gallant Souls Who Were Brave Enough To Go Out There N Make Mistakes On Our Behalf I Say HONGERA!

    • Harry Ababa says:

      Akira, we are not happy because usually it’s not easy to get 3 points in away games. In my opinion, Rayon Sports gave Kogalo a good opportunity to have the 3 points. Kogalo wasted that opportunity. At this stage, even half chances should be converted in to goals. Did you see Kerr’s reaction when Kahata missed that goal? It said it all