Fresh off their impressive midweek win over Sofapaka, Gor Mahia will be looking to consolidate their lead atop the 2017 Kenya Premier League when they take on Bandari in Kisumu on Saturday.
Gor Mahia are riding the crest of a wave of brilliant form that has seen them record impressive victories over Sofapaka and Tusker, putting a serious dent in the title aspirations of those two teams.
Bandari are sliding in the opposite direction having lost two succesive games, 0-3 to Tusker and 0-1 to Chemelil. But coach Dylan Kerr knows that it will not be a walk in the park.
“It is going to be a tough game. Since we have gone eleven matches unbeaten, every team now wants to beat Gor Mahia. People want us to lose, but I am proud of my players as they have proved those critics wrong. ” said Kerr to the Standard.
With 36 goals to their credit, the Gor Mahia attack is hitting on all cylinders with Blackberry, Kagere and Tuyisenge all finding the net with regularity.
“We have only conceded three goals. We are now creating chances and scoring goals. ”
A win for Kogalo will take them 11 points clear and closer to the title. But coach Kerr does not want his players to put the cart before the horse.
I saw Bandari the first time I came to Kenya when they beat us on penalties. My players have a lot to do. It is not a revenge mission against Bandari. Revenge always causes problems because players start doing things that they are not used to do in training and that is when the unexpected happens. We are going into this game with the same mentality of getting three points, nothing else.” he concluded to the Standard.