17 Jul 11

Kogalo were yet again held to a draw by Mathare. It represents the third succesive time that the Slum boys have been able to hold Kogalo.

Makori against Mathare on July 17 2011

Dan Makori in action during the match

It was an opportunity for Gor Mahia to close the gap on league leaders, Rangers. However it was not to be. Mathere United played well and gave Kogalo a lot to think about especially in the first half. Goalkeeper Jerim Onyango made several saves as Mathare launched a series of raids on the Kogalo goal. Anthony Akumu who had found a niche as a defensive midfielder has of late appeared uncomfortable as a defender where he is now fielded. Mathare deserved a share of the spoils. This is unlike last week when Gor Mahia dominated over Thika. Meanwhile Moses Odhiambo was as enterprising as usual.

In the second half, coach Zico Otieno brought on Hajji Mwachoki, Kevin Omondi and Ezekiel Odera for Dan Makori, Lavatsa and Selenga. The tide turned and Kogalo started to dominate the match. They lauched several attacks but lacked sharpness in front of goal. The forwardline needs a lot of sharpening and it is the one area coach Zico should focus on. Make these people practice their finishing.

Gor Mahia are still in 5th position, five points behind the league leaders.


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66 Comments.

  • Mwakio says:

    Though it was a draw, we played very boring football with sometimes un-coordinated long & high balls that never reached our strikers. The day did not belong to Gor Mahia. Our strikers need to be more serious with dead balls. Our pattern looked awful.

  • omondi says:

    congrats boys, not everyday is a good day. we still need to sharpen and cordinate well as we wait for AFC leapard who now think they can take on us after beating thika united

  • Vincent Ocampo says:

    A draw is better than loose.Jerim was the man of the match otherwise when we meet ingwe on sunday hope there wl be a difference.

  • Jon says:

    I noticed that we tried using long balls to the strikers which didn’t work for us. It only made the strikers tired fighting for the long balls instead of being fed in scoring positions. Akumu also had a bad day, so many inaccurate passes. All in all not all days in office are good, there are bad times and what matters is if we learnt from the game. The next match is a derby where form does not count but class, which we have. Ingwe, after winning two matches are now feeling on top of the world and daring us. That could be good financially for GM since they will also come in numbers to counter our numbers. May we bag the three points, the financial windfall and may peace prevail

  • Oti tall says:

    to me i dont know what patern we are using the midfield doesnt click at all we are playing long balls no entertaining football some players cant controll ball falling all the time under pressure zico u need to organse urself otherwise the way im seeing it its not good yesterday we were outplayed
    u have everything u should not complain

  • omondiomollo says:

    if we loose the title we will blame our goal shy attackers. 13 goals in 15 games compared to Rangers and KCB’s 25 goals in 17 games is not good enough. in fact 9 teams (Bandari, AFC Leopards, Mathare, Thika, Sofapaka, Ulinzi, KCB, Rangers and Tusker ) have scored more goals than us.

    Pull up you socks Lavatsa, Odera, Selenga & Co.

  • papamiky says:

    There was no entertainment at al from the boys. Zeddy, in any training, I believe their has to be something called psychology. in Our games, the industrial psychology is very crucial. Learning when to exert pressure would go alongside with this.
    notice when we need goals, when pressure is mounting on our side and when to substitute. we are taking too long to introduce the likes of Kevo, mwachoki un-neccesarily. why cant we styart with people who can give us early goals then relax than the other way round?
    it was indeed a very dull game!!!!!
    Zed, sharpen your striking force!!!!!!

  • GOALS SPELL: HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

    Mathare United gave us a good run for our money. The slum boys right from the first whistle proved they are not pushovers. I was not impressed by Gor performance to say the least.

    The striking trio of Makori, Selenga & Lavatsa ( meaning kuchonga in western dialect) failed to produce goals. Odera & mwachoki did not rise to the ocassion either. However, the match generally was entertaining.

    Let us now focus on our next match. i want to warn the Leopards that next sunday’s match will be the decider of this year’s KPL.

    Goli mbili sio mbaya kwenu.

  • Jasidindi(Jemoh) says:

    Our performance yesterday was awful.To begin with, our defence was in a sorry state.Akumu often lost concentration at critical moments.Were it not for Erico and Jerry,things would have been worse.The striking patnership of Selenga and Lavatsa did not work at all.Selenga does not fall back to get balls,is poor in ball control,his height does not favour him in aerial balls,and he does not know how vital strategic positioning in football is to a striker.I was so disappointed with his performance.I hope the technical bench motivates him to pull up his socks.I thought he was a striker of Ngwa’s calibre ;one who would work up defenders with persistent runs till they burn out.

    Our midfield was entirely marshalled by Gattuso.Moses(no. 30)was late in his passes since he took to log dribbling even when we were on a counter attack.

    I do not want to point fingers becoz we drew with an average team.However,our substitution did little to help matters.Odera lacked the niche of a deadly striker we were made to believe he is.Where were the likes of Kiplagat,Macheda?Ama walihama?We have the quality of players we have always yearned for.Lets give the coach time to understand the players and so that he knows each player’s ability and above all KNOW WHO TO INTRODUCE TO THE PITCH WHEN IT MATTERS MOST.

    Let us all turn up on Sunday to cheer KOGALO on Sunday when they take on Ingwe.I strongly feel they need our support at this critical moment.Fans, lets remember that Gor is normally lethal in the second leg.if we can avoid defeats and unnnecesary draws then the title is ours to lose.

    On the other hand,I wish to remind the club management to ensure all necessary measures are put in place to avert any unrest before or during the match.Tickets should go on sale as early as wednesday to avoid last minute rush.And above all,we want financial accountability on the gate collection.It pains a lot to hear that someone has messed up with our club’s cash.It really demoralises the fans who may be willing to support the team in one way or another.

    Let me dedicate the phrase below to all Gor Mahia family ahead of our derby with Ingwe:

    Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence; talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent; genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb;
    education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts;
    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
    The slogan ‘Press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of human race.

  • jakodera says:

    vipi majamaa,sincerely jana tulicheza matope,the match was dry,no flavour,i almost slept midway were it not for the noise coming from russia.

    i can now conclude that technically bado tuko down,so even the games in hand will be of no value if we continue playing at this rate.

    somebody should tell the bench and the players to more serious and agressive,let them give us a reason to follow them everywhere they go.

    hope they read these before we meet ingwe.

    we need goals and more goals,i’m really tired of barren draws and single goals all season.

    hope to see a better performance on sunday.

    cheers guys and lets maintain peace.

  • Janam says:

    It’s utterly disappointing to see Zico walking into the dug out after 90 mins, lookin very content with a draw. If you ask him, am sure he’ll tell you Mathare is no push over. That answer is acceptable on certian days, but not yesterday when we literally escaped by the skin of our teeth. Successful teams don’t play for draws. They act for the win. Kogalo fans, believe it or not, Zico has done everything he can, but he is no material to guide Kogalo to the title and eventually continental success. Some will say we should be patient with him, but the reality is, he has no ideas to take Kogalo to the next level. It’s a shame that we can’t score goals. The midfield strategy is aweful, yet, and i repeat, we have one of the best midfields. If we are staying with Zico, who seems not to stomach players expressing themselves on the pitch, then we are doomed to fail again. This is my opinion. And alot of fans have put it different words today, in this forum, before me.

  • Ja Thur gi ji says:

    Bad game, thats all it was; infact we survived on luck only. Moses is good, but as substitute in the second half he would be more useful. Wekesa never got into the game at all. Where is Collins Omondi at position 3? What does Selenga require to make him as deadly as he was in Leopards? He scored a clean 4/10 for the entire time he was in the field. Where is Kiplagat, such a good hustler? Against Ingwe we have to change tact, if not, I dont want to imagine. Do you remember Jimmy Bagaye? What about Mike Baraza? But I believe with proper psyching and proper line-up, the boys can rise to the occassion.

  • Jon says:

    Bad game it was but last week with the same players we were contented with the game. But this does not mean that on Sunday we will not rise to the occasion.As Ja Thur gi ji puts it with proper psych and line-up we will do it. We should know that the league leaders are only 6 points away from us but havng played two games more. We are also the team to have lost the fewest number of matches despite what we think of our defence. With Kevin (Ochieng) and Ochomo hopefully back for the next game we will have more mobility and power upfront. Let’s not be of little faith. Let’s all work hard (fans and players) aim higher and we will be rewarded in November

  • jakojera 9 says:

    Jana nilichoka tu saana. yaani i had to spend an hour getting a ticket from g4s and then got to the stadium 20mins late, halafu game pia ilikuwa ya mkosi aih! it was too much. Let us just pray that the coach finds the winning fomula. Zeddi and the players if u reading this know that u have our support but please give us a reason to follow u wherever u go

  • Agwa Kassam says:

    Lets continue hoping, its a very powerful tool in life especially on uncertain situations..lest we forget all teams are hoping and nowadays praying hard and faithfully to win the KPL, they’re also working hard..if you watched Tursker play Ingwe the other day then you understand what working for a win is..n if you watched Sofapaka play INgwe you know what tact and commitment means..

    Guys lets be patient with this Zico guy remmember we have a new team coz the current team is not the one that played last year! they have to gel..it takes time..

    Questions..
    1.Why play Musa out of position?
    2.Why play Akumu out of position, is this the same Akumu rumoured to have passed trials as a midfielder in Denmark?
    3.Was that not the Moses (Lucky) who so much impressed in the attacking central mid position a few months and weeks ago now playing unimpressively in the wings?why play him out of position?
    4.Guys we had a shaky mid before mid season..now we have several midfielders what is it with bad midfield again?
    5.Kevo(Omondi) started the season as top player whats up now?
    6.We have good players being played out of position
    7.Why release Akang’o only to play a midfielder in defence what’s the fight all about?
    8.And fans why do you shout at Teddy he’s not a defender?
    9. You can chose to disagree but the quality we lost in Kitawi is incomparable to what we got or will get in his replacement!

    How many more players do we need in GM to win matches..may be all good harambee stars or the USA women team or the current Blue Samurai Queens..we cried for selenga, ochomo name them..here we are..

    Itell you the team is now more new that before wait..wait..the team is still under renovation..let the Siang’a n Gideon boys leave the house first..its the motion of the season.
    4.

  • TCAS says:

    Agwa Kassam,you are spot on.You have actually pointed out all the questions i had.I think the tactics and out of position fielding for Collins,Musa,Akumu and Moses did spoil our game.The no 30 guy is very slow in initiating attacks.Gatuso is our creative midfielder and passer of the ball,you can put him as a defensive midfielder.

    I wonder wat Zeddy drinks.If Agwa Kassam and the rest can all point to the same mistakes,why not Salim the Mathare coach.actually,i liked the way Mathare played collectively and purposefully as a team.

    I cant blame Akumu.His body language can tell you that he is not happy playing in defence.Zeddy is already killing young talents.Look at Kiplagat,i tracked him in Facebook,he gave me his no and what he told me was very saddening.He doesn’t even train nowdays.

    I wonder what line up the assistant coach used in our last friendly with Yanga in Tanzania last month where we drew 1:1 That guy looks mature and he should play a big role in our fielding.

    This is my line up for janas game:

    1.Jerry
    2.Awilo
    3.Collins Omondi
    4.Erick Masika
    5.Musa Mohamed
    6.Teddy Akumu
    7.Kevin Omondi ——-John Kiplagat(Sub)
    8.Collins Okoth
    9.Edwin Lavatswa——–Moses Odhiambo(Sub)
    10.Demonde Selenge——
    11.Dan Makori ——Haji Mwachoki(Sub)

  • WUON PAP says:

    WHY CANT WE TRY TO PLAY GATTUSO THE HASSLER JUST BEHIND THE STRIKERS? THE PLAYER CAN SHOOT FOR GOAL WITHIN THAT RANGE.HE CAN ALSO HARRAS THE DEFENDERS OF OPPOSING TEAMS AS THEY PREPARE TO LAUNCH ATTACKS TOWARDS OUR GOAL.THE STRIKERS AND MIDFIELDERS SHOULD ALSO PRACTICE SHOOTING THJE BALL.EVEN MESSI WITH HIS SUBLIME SKILLS SHOOTS TO SCORE-REMEMBER THE UEFA FINAL? ZEDDY TEACH THE PLAYERS HOW TO OPEN UP,USE SPACES ON THE PITCH AND SHOOT FOR GOAL.

  • ……hehe, ati, the team is still too young, so it needs to grow!!!1 Shame on you if you think like every other Beladona plant plant out in the rain, . . . someone told at the beginning of the season that Gor Mahia cannot win the league this season, and I assured him that we gonna have it, . . . .get this guys, the league is not won with draws and some inconsistent displays that we have witnessed so far . . . . .Gor has to win the lague coz we are lacking nothing, except the technical bench to deliver, . . .yote tisa, na la kumi, . . . .Mohammed cannot play anywhere else except in the central defence, We all witnessed this when Kenya U 23 was playing Uganda in the second half . . .. .we need the title, however ugly we play

  • Joe Riaga says:

    So lets be honest. How much of a scorer is Demonde Selenga ? In last years league he did not score very many goals. Is this why AFC dropped him ?

  • Dan says:

    Joe, If you have watched our team of late the feeding of the strikers is wanting. Long,high balls for strikers gives them little chances of scoring as they concentrate on trying to possess the ball. To me Demonde has just been unlucky as in every game you will see him bringing out the best in the opposing keeper. If only our midfielders and wingers would learn how to make that last touch to the strikers then we would be scoring freely. We also need to make use of half-chances the way i saw in the kcb-rangers match. Otherwise we need to encourage our players and the coach to understand them. If the same Odera was scoring freely last year what has happened now. Is it because we have not learnt his way of playing and positioning?

  • Oti tall says:

    To mr chairman plse surmon coach zico he chased a way last season team picked big names from premier league something which has never hapened in Gor from day one the team u chased finished no.2 ,we dont enjoy ball ata kama tunashindwa we want flowing football not just kicking ball left and right na players waende stadi kama wamekula kuteleza kila saa ni kama hajakula u must know we spend a lot and time my rating u as acoach a mong gor past coaches ur lasto

  • Albert Kosero (Kampala Branch) says:

    Ma fans, Gor did not play badly, neither did Mathare play better than Gor. What I noticed, the team can now string 4-5 passes. This a great improvement from first leg. However much needs to be done. On Sunday, Gor simply lacked the urgency for goals. They played as if it was warm up match. Those asking about the formation or pattern Zico is playing, it is obvious, he has reverted to the 4-3-3 formation. With sharp striking force, it is a great formation. Its unfortunate our strikers were seriously blunt on Sunday. All the same I am sure next Sunday, they will raise to the occasion and put a smile on our faces by hitting Ingwe. For God and my Club – Kogallo

  • jabez says:

    yawa i really think there is a problem here guys are turning their blind eye on our training ground is too bare hard this really slows down skill development office look for some other better facility soonest

  • Jon says:

    It’s really hard to please to all of us. One time we were pointing at big names like Mugalia, Pascal, Demonde etc to come join the team to assist with the experience that was lacking. Then all over a sudden some of us have an issue with the same names. This league is tough and all teams are literally of the same strength. Nothing is guaranteed anymore. If we win on Sunday the same guys will be praising the team (and even the coach) again.

  • Dan says:

    Supersport 9 to televise Gor-AFC match live – source Kenyanstar

  • Pod antie says:

    Turn a blind eye at your on peril. The team is great, the Coach is crap. We are headed for failure. Very good question up here, why release good players (Kitavi, Jakambare) and play others out of position? Guys, smell the coffee. Zico is simply crap and the longer we stay with him the more pain Gor Fans will have to put up with. I hope the fans (esp at Russia) don’t implode at some point, and give us a bad name.

  • jakojera 9 says:

    @jabez, omera wacha kupatia team flimsy excuses. Gor has all it takes to excel and if they dont, it is because they choose not to work hard for it.

  • Albert Kosero (Kampala Branch) says:

    @Jon, tell them. I am on record asking the same questions. On this very subject somebody has asked where Collins Omondi was. Why was Wekesa being fielded? Sometime back it was the opposite. Some even claimed that Zico was frustrating the likes of Wekesa. Now you can all see for yourselves. We are the most impatient lot on earth. Last week when Gor won, they were full of praises, now we have drawn, you may think we lost 5 – 0. Tulieni jama. Hii ligi ni sugu.

  • Agwa Kassam says:

    I appreciate that we all must support the team, but we all do that in the stadia and trust me we all do this vehemently-yea we do..

    But people this is not personal at all..kindly lets all be honest here..please dont say s’thing is good when its bad infact very bad..we played very badly and for those who are honest and have been consistent in attending GM matches we can count matches we ever played well..Again no one is encouraged with lies..watching big players in europe talking about Mourinho many of them liked him for his sincerity of telling them the truth when they played badly.

    Mathare played far much better than us, we cleared
    four times from the goalline when we hardly threatened matahre goal..that is not good play and i will not say we even tried!

    I have accepted that Zico is coach but as we sat on the terrace you could sense pple were pessimistic about the line up and it became true on the pitch..

    I said yesterday that the idea of clearing siang’a players and those recruited by Gideon has left us building anew Zico team which will take time to gel..

    This leaves me wondering the insincerity of those saying we’ll win the title when the writing is on the wall!

    Lets support GM all time but avoid evoking emotions about the title which will make unscrupulous fans resort to unorthodox activities when it will be clearly apparent that its not achievable soon..lets just support the team but avoid the title talk..

    WE HAD A WINNING TEAM THAT HAS BEEN DESTROYED!!!

  • Dola Sam says:

    Zedi,we need goals not luck.We need a mature coach to take charge. With 1-0,0-0,0-1 kind of results, I do not think we are in the right path.

    Zico has done his best but is now diminishing in returns.The earlier we find a replacement, the better.Do you remember the late Oti with his twin strikers,(late Steve Okumu and Steve Odiaga)?

  • JAPOLO EN SIRKAL says:

    lets admit that it was by GOD’s Grace that we survived.since Zico gets these mails,i encourage him to train our midfielders,wingers n strikers on how to dominate the midfield,dictate the tempo n score from both short n long ranges.this is how Arsenal,Barcelona n Real Madrid play both attractive n goal scoring spree style of football.Zico should allow speedy n creative wingers such as Makori,Kiplagat nTony to explore n create scoring chances

  • saomcol says:

    I’ve got nothing against Zico but my worry is his fielding. Even if he wants to mainatain his own squad of players, he can do better by fielding them appropriately.

    I feel sad for Teddy Akumu coz Zico is out to ruin his career. Why play him as centre back while we have house-full defenders?

    As a fan I think it is a deliberate attempt by the coach to deny us the title with his experiments. The squad that played against Ghana was capable of winning the league without these reinforcements.

    I just think Zico has a leeway with a management that’s targets other things than satisfying fans investment in the team. I doubt if the chairman takes him to tasks after his many blunders.

    Which team doesn’t msintain a regular 1st 11? All I see is a reward scheme: players being fielded on the next game after assessment of performance from the previous game. It’s no justice at all to them. I thought Zico was a player to understand this.

  • Albert Kosero (Kampala Branch) says:

    @Saomcol, u r entitled to your opinion, but u must try to be factual in what you say. Players earn a place in the 1st 11. Its not a matter of just fielding them. If a player does not train during the week, how do u expect the coach to field him. I honestly don’t see how Zico is ruining Teddy Akumu’s career by playing him in defence. Why do we like sulking too much?

  • Jon says:

    We talk of 1st 11. The day we didn’t field Jerry in goal and fielded Kaguzi you could see what being a perpetual sub does to a player’s confidence. Not fielding players like Macheda, Kiplagat once in a while is bad and that’s why Kitawi left and is now shining at Tusker. Let the players be fielded according to their performance in that week’s training. All the same it’s good to know why these players are missing from our line up though as far as i can tell we still have the best coach around. We hound him out of the office and we MIGHT just have a short relief before the issue comes back to haunt us. Not that I’m happy with our performance but looking around you can see all teams are struggling to get three points in a match.

  • johnny ja koks says:

    honestly, zico is confused, if akumu is not performing bench him stop rotating other players 2 force him in first 11.His new signings dont always click,wise,opondo,odera,selenge,colo omondi,n co.Why? zico doesnt know how to use them,odera is a better goal scorer than selenge, but the formation gor plays cannot fit this talented boy,odera scored 11 goals last year while selenge scored only 4 goals:selenge has not scored even a single goal this season, he is not a sharp striker.Zico always sign players who scored against us, ochomo scored against congo,selenge scored 4 ingwe lst year,kevo scored 4 rangers against kogalo in our 3-0 thrashing etc.zico is so so so confused thats y we have this terrible goal spell, omera nxt year choose players wisely.

  • saomcol says:

    @Kosero, go sit at Russia and you’ll gauge the mood of the fans. Some of these comments are not just sulking, but factual. Why is it that all of a sudden, fielding has become rotational? Personally, I still think Zico is the best coach we need to stick with. However, that not withstanding, his fielding of late has been wanting. He likes to experiment too much on league games and usually ends up with non-working combinations.

  • ODUOR12 says:

    I said it b4 and I’ll say it again HATUWESMEK with Zico as coach. Zico ndio problem the hooliganism caused by K’galo diehards and incompetent referees just diverted attention from the real culprit causing Mighty Gor’s below par performance.On a brighter note Kudos,Cheers to the never say die player no.12(all of you)again you proved to be the heartbeat of GM.

  • cjoro says:

    I hope and pray that
    Zico is doing something about the field.

  • Agwa kassam says:

    Johny,saomcol,oduori and the rest i get you very well, i used to ask fans at my branch to give this coach time kumbe some pple smelled a rat too early, now i and several others are left with our..baby. True and true the cause of both botched matches was zico. 1st he messed up the squad in the 2nd one he initiated a brawl with gatuso in the 1st leg with ulinzi thereby grounding our mid. I tell u the mood in russia is poor.its why i’ve abandoned the title talk. Again are we going to jump at all players touted to be good? What happens with stars at GM under zico they all live to blow out! Kitawi,kev omondi,kip,lavatsa,owiti,lucky n even odera was sterling but now ni kama moshi!

  • The postings and comments on this site seem to fluctuate depending on the result of every game. I feel Zico and his players are not motivated and lack passion. One game they play well, another is a sham. The other day i saw Ochomo (brand new signing) limping his way towards Jogoo Rd after our match with Thika. No transport arrangements for the team. Zico too was chewing something as he headed to Jogoo Rd to catch a matatu. Gor and Harambee Stars can’t get our coach a ride. Yawa! Now we are aiming at raising 6.3 million on Sunday and yet there is still no bus, the boys train on a pitch with no grass. Supersport is back and will offer money, Tuzo is on board and offered so much money. The 12th man is very passionate and resourceful but the good old lawyer Rachier must do something for the boys. I suggest cash rewards for goals or proper bonuses for wins. Sometimes i question if our office is genuine. Blackberry went for 1m yet Mariga’s brother was sold for 143m. Can you smell something?

  • Sofapaka midfielder Humphrey Mieno is set to sign a three year deal with Tunisian giants Club Africain.

    The Tunisian side have agreed to pay $110,000 (approx Kshs9.6million) for the services of the attacking midfielder who has scored five times for the 2009 Kenyan Premier League champions this season.

    This is what i’m talking about.

  • Jon says:

    I’m sure that all these talk about the coach, players etc are things that can be talked out. Let’s channel the issues through the branches who can in turn discuss it with the central office. The team’s unity is paramount at this time. All the pessimists will be proved wrong on Sunday and will be back on this site praising everybody. Personally I believe that all the team members (including the coach) really want the team to succeed. We have seen some teams changing their coaches almost 6 six within this season, recruiting a whole new team but still no results.

  • jakodera says:

    tafadhali ofisi,welfare of our players should be paramount,it pains me to note that after the entertainment in the stadium,the actors are left to trek back home,this compromises their security.please arrange transport back home or their preferred destination after matches,we can’t be driving home officials included while the heartbeat of k’ogallo treks home,hii ni madharao ya hali ya juu.
    it seems they’ve forgotten quickly how they mistreated the team on thier way to mombasa to face congo,while the officials and zico flew to coast,lavatsa and co. were bundled into a kawangware matatu to mombasa,
    please let’s respect these boys,without them hakuna k’ogallo,hope rachier and co, are Reading these comments.

  • Jon says:

    Creative Village. What you noted on the welfare of the players is very important but very painfull. After struggling for 90 minutes the players trek back home, we are left discussing how so and so was not up to standard and then pass our own verdict and finally jump into limos to the nearest joint . For a team which manages to draw such a large fan base we definitely need to put the welfare of our players on top. Other clubs organise transport for their players after a match. Why not us?

  • Pod antie says:

    Kogalo fans, is it a coincidence that Odera, Kevo, Kitawi, Macheda, Kiplagat all lost their form? These were the bright stars in emeging kogalo. Zico is a crap coach, let’s be honest. The longer we keep him the more we slide further away from the title. Bring back Siang’a or Sammy Omolo or the entire technical bench at Rangers. Or get a foreign coach who has a track record of success in winning titles and developing talent. Gor is a massive club and deserves the best. We are the only club who can bring continental glory to this country. On Sunday we’ll win but the players will be bouyed by the presence if the 12th man, not Zico’s negative tactics. Fans, we have seen Zico long enough to know he is not the calibre for Kogalo. He doesn’t allow players to express themselves on the pitch, how then will they develop in to superstars? Great players express themselves in big games and grow in confidence, Zico does not allow that.

  • Albert Kosero (Kampala Branch) says:

    @Pod antie, wacha porojo na siasa za pesa nane. You are the very lot who kicked Sammy Omollo out. You are so shameless to even talk about Abawa who you forced out so unceremoniously. I mentioned on this very forum that even Jesus Christ cannot succeed in coaching Gor. The problem we have is “know it all”. There are so many unqualified coaches handling Gor. Leave the team to Zico. Pamzo is doing wonders in Tusker because he has a free hand to handle the team. Patience please. For God and my club – Kogallo

  • Jon says:

    Kosero. Unfortunately those who reason like you despite being the majority might not have their way. We said Siang’a was not a good coach only for BB to praise him before he left. We said Pamzo could not handle us but now we say he is doing a good. We said Demonde should join but now he is not scoring he is not that good. We said GM was not a school team to concentrate on recruiting inexperienced players only so we went for experience. And the list goes on. I wonder what the deliverables for our coach is. Is it to deliver the trophy? If so has the season ended for us to judge him so harshly?

  • Pod antie says:

    Kosero, not everyone who writes here is a hooligan. You need to appreciate the principals of constructive criticism. If you are an ally of Zico then you are blindly doing so. But we dont want your lot to blind the bigger picture. Am not sure how much you follow football but some of us do take our time to study it closely. Zico has no new ideas to take Gor to the next level. Believe me. We currently operate on a start-stop basis, winning one and drawing the next. We all want the best for this Mighty Club. We could not have had a better leadership at this time with Gor realising unparalelled corporate goodwill. Kudos to Rachier. But that does to trickle down to the coaching department. I also gave an option of a foreign coach, why didn’t you pick that one? Please note: i have said Zico cannot take the club to the next level, meaning i have appreciated all past contributors but we now need a bigger, better, experienced,unbiased coach. One that can develop players, not kill their careers. Trust me, it’s not Zico.

  • papamiky says:

    Kosero, unfortunately the likes of pod antie never feel ashamed by their un contended spirits. they will always never see anything good, they will use every means to discredit people, they are called impatient beings.Jon, please tell him that even if JKogalo looses on sunday, we will still be the TEAM!!!!!!!!!
    you can say what you want but sincerely their is no coach in kenya who has the courage of ZD to coach Gor mahia.
    Kogalo should not be the club to be likened to Congo, AFC and the rest in sacking coaches.
    ask yourself when was the last time we lost!!!! ZD, keep it up but please remember to polish on our attacking force. tell Mwachoki that their is time to display and their is also a time to make shots, some could yield.
    Gor forever!

  • jakojera 9 says:

    They are training two time daily i hope it is all about tactics coz physical work should cease by Friday morning halafu ikuwe ni psychological preparation,massage na kukula I wish i could meet the entire technical bench and the players and prepare them for this task. Any i wish them the best…..God will make us prevail.

  • VINCENT OCAMPO says:

    Omollo want Kogalo lose the derby wil his dream come true?he should wait till we meet his team to wish us that bad luck.Pamzo wait for your turn when we meet and wish has that BAD luck.

  • ODUOR12 says:

    Creative Village ua comments are very alarming. Could it be true that the most beloved and supported(morally and financially) team in Kenya is treating its players and staff so shabbily, then God forbid. Management have a big case to answer if this is the case. Only one correction though my friend we all love God to death but so far this season the team is tactically below par. How do use long balls when uve short Selenge and Odera as strikers, apart Kevo the team seems to lack players with confidence to dribble and beat defenders i.e K’galo does not entertain us any more and how many one twos do our 4wards execute,the team’s crosses mostly come from the half way line aaah its been said so many time b4 let me not be repetetive

  • wuon pap says:

    KINDLY TELL ME HOW THE PLAYERS CAN HAVE GOOD CONTROL AND PLAY BEAUTIFUL FOOTBALL WHEN WE TRAIN ON THAT THREAD BARE PITCH.NO WONDER THE PLAYERS HAVE RESORTED TO LONG BALLS.CANT WE BUY LAND TO BUILD OUR OWN TRAINING SITE AS OTHER GIANTS OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL DO.ON SUNDAY AS WE LEFT NYAYO WE SAW WEKESA AND WISE WALKING TO TOWN .THIS IS THE SAME THING THAT I SAW LAVATSA DOING AFTER OUR U-23 TEAM WAS MAULED 5-1 BY UG.WHAT IS THE WORK OF THE TEAM MANAGER AND HIS CREW.WE WANT ACCOUNTABILITY FOR EVERY PENNY SPENT ON THE TEAM.IF WE THE FANS WERE FORESIGHTED WE SHOULD PUSH THE OFFICE TO BUILD AN ACADEMY SO AS TO PROCESS THE OVERWHELMING TALENT THAT ABOUNDS.THEY CAN ORGANIZE A RAFFLE AND RAISE MONEY TO MAKE GM A MODEL CLUB.THAT IS WHAT SANTIAGO BERNABEU DID TO REAL MADRID,CRYUFF DID TO BARCELONA AND LEGENDS LIKE JOMO SONO AND KAIZER MOTAUNG DID TO KAIZERCHIEFS IN SOUTH AFRICA.JUST CHECK OUT KAIZERCHIEFS.COM TO SEE WHAT GOOD PLANNING AND FORESIGHT HAS BROUGHT TO THIS AFRICAN CLUB.WE SHOULD TRY TO EMULATE THE BEST ON EARTH.

  • jakodera says:

    with the big derby on sunday,u mean we cant even post info on ticketing and security arrangement,or we have another website other than these? this is a big let down.

  • omondi says:

    wuon pap the facebook hype rushed for the bus which to me did not make sense and it seem to have hit a snag. We can get finances if we brand ourself well as a team with the largest following and PM as a patron should guarantee such a project. We supporters should make sure our gate collections are consistent say Kshs 1M for every home game.

    Then think of the the accedemy for upcoming youngstars – and develop talents and so each of Gorlet” we can have a stream of income for many years from clubs locally and international, club pavilion, hire ground for income generation hold friendly matches etc.

    We will have a training ground with a gym and hostels, after a hard match the players would got back to the Kogalo Village gather round “Abila” and discuss how the match was. Now the players leave after the match and walk home, hike lifts, like Rangers FC players and subsequent discussions is with pals in the estate going like”Game ilikuoaje” and the answer is POA and that is the end of it.

    LET US THINK BIG GUYZ

  • omondi says:

    LET BUY A 1 ACRE GROUND LAND IS BECOMING SCARCE AND WE MIGHT BE PUSHED AWAY FROM THE SOCCER CBD OF NAIROBI

  • TCAS says:

    He he he ……..the long queue at Kenya Cinema of fans buying tickets has amazed me this morning.get you tickets early to avoid disappointments coz at this rate zitaisha before the end of day today.

  • Jon says:

    ‘discussions is with pals in the estate going like”Game ilikuoaje” and the answer is POA’. Kwani ni Churchil live!!. hahahahah. At least some humour for a change. MO1 gave us some land sometimes back. What happened to it.’after a hard match the players would got back to the Kogalo Village gather round “Abila” and discuss how the match was’. What a good idea though I would like to know what ‘Abila’ is. Our ‘sister’ club Thika after a match would warm-down and after that discuss how the game was while still in the field. Will Kevin Ochieng be legible for this match or the one-match ban was enough?

  • ODUOR12 says:

    As I pray for a victory on Sunday (I believe this is a season where only prayers of Gor fraternity and support of player no.12 will save GM, coz tactically we are below par for a club of K’galo’s stature),it really pains me that the management of the best supported club (morally and financially) in Kenya still allows its staff and players to trek / limp home after matches. Infact is shocking, and disgrace and totally unbelievable.

  • Agwa Kassam says:

    Guys..i wish Omondi could explain to us how the Facebook hype ..the way he calls it rushed the bus project..but before he explains i will comment as follows.

    1. A big club like GM will only be pushed forward with progressive brains.
    2. Note that i dont belong in Facebook branch guys.
    3.Many branches including mine contributed towards the Bus project and i contributed too..i was not hypnotized to do that but i felt and still feel responsible for having done that.
    4.Several KPL teams now own buses why do we feel bad that a part of us initiated a noble project that is being delayed from the central office!
    5. Many complained yesterday of players walking home..an embarrassment indeed..where do we start at to stop this if an initiative to procure a bus is a hype? Who are these kind of people working for?
    6.Omondi-Gate collections truly is a responsibility of us buying tickets( i have three vip ones with me now for Sunday)the accountability and custody is for the office..Remember the branches that you refer to as hypes were the first to question meager amounts reported after full house attendance in city stadium in several instances.
    7.Its the young players development issue that has made many of us question the Zico guy’s agenda regarding his attitude to young efficient players..i am surprised you talk down a good idea then you switch to dreamland in the next para..kindly refer to the players section then compare players signed by Zico with those he found in GM.
    8.The bus project is delayed since Dec last year could Mr. Omondi be giving us a clue as to why? Is it because the Facebook branch hatched the idea and even contributed well towards the project be the reason its dragging this embarrassingly?
    9.Even if the bus is a hype we were given land by Moi in late eighties it can put to use i hope its not changed hands..this is not a hype.
    Some of us are hurt seeing players treking home after hard work..for whatever reason please bring the bus to take the players home we will still contribute money for maintenance we are here for GM

  • Agwa Kassam says:

    Jery,nasio,wekesa,musa,masika,akumu,dube?,gatuso,lavatsa,macheda,mwlimu subs ochomo,selenga,moses o,kagunzi, if we fail itakuwa flding ya ziko who do you thnk in the lineup afc wako na experience..

    This is a copy paste suggestion from another site..i agree..but include Owiti,Tony and Kiplagat..for Selenga Ochomo and Moses.

  • jabez says:

    zico simply makes me sick with his little knowledge in football in fact gor is too big for him

  • Ja-Usigu says:

    I have stopped commenting in this site because there are fans that think that GM belongs to them. Any positive comment(s) on the coach, team, players, officials etc does not mean that you are a hooligan. Kosero stop belittling other fans. We are all Kogalo family. Zico has done his part and if fans are airing their concerns about his tactics, theyt are all right. Zico can pick up from such criticisms to inmprove the team.

  • wuonpap says:

    OMONDI IS SPOT ON ON US ACQUIRING LAND FOR THE ACADEMY.WE DONT NEED THE ONE DONATED BY THE FORMER PRESIDENT THOUGH I DOUBT IF ITS THERE.WE DEEPLY CARE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CLUB.WITH GOOD MARKETING AND ACCOUNTABILITY WE CAN SET A 3 YEAR MARSHALL PLAN TO SET A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR OUR CLUB.WE CAN ORGANIZE A RAFFLE AND USE THE PROCEEDS TO BUY LAND IN SERENE AREAS LIKE KISERIAN TO BUILD AN ACADEMY.WE HAVE LEGENDARY PLAYERS LIKE DAVID OCHIENG ,JAMES SIANGA,DAWO,KOREA WHO CAN BE OUR SCOUTS AND EMPLOY THE DUTCH SYSTEM OF TRAINING PLAYERS .THEN WE WILL SIT BACK YEARS LATER AND ENJOY TOTAL FOOTBALL.THIS IS WHAT AJAX AND BARCA HAVE DONE TO PRODUCE LEGENDS LIKE KANU,BERGKAMP,CRYUFF,MESSI& CO.WE HAVE THE GOODWILL OF THE FANS TO DO THIS.WILL THE OFFICE RISE UP TO THE CHALLENGE.HISTORY WILL JUDGE .

  • ja mombasa says:

    E Kogalo yawa ango marach, i want to see us at the top. wanyam uru timbe modon te we should start with Abantu Footbal Club. Amen

  • AFC LEOPARDS: BRING THEM ON

    With only 13 hrs to big game, i wish on the outset congratulate SuperSport for rescinding their earlier decision to unplug all Kogalo matches. Secondly i also thank Gor and AFC officials for organizing a clean up exercise to rid Nyayo national stadium of stones and other objects that would threaten securing.

    The five fans we lost last season at the same venue is highly regretable. The rowdy scenes by a section of Gor fans during Gor vs rangers and Gor vs Ulinzi is equally shameful, ardous and barbaric. I urge all our fans to excercise maturity and civility not only in tomorrow’s game, but in all the remaining fixtures.

    What is the hulubaloo about coach Zico? It is hypocritical for some of you to think you love Gor than Zico. He has won the club jersey for many years and has helped to bring accolades. The likes of blackberry owe their rise to stardom to him. The score card for the coach is not yet out till the end of the season.

    On the game tomorrow, I wish all the fans a great time. Nothing can stand our way ( Gor) when the KPL title is at stake. See you guys.