Gor Mahia had gone seven games without losing or drawing. That run was ended last weekend by a stubborn Kakamega Homeboyz side who held that to a 1-1 draw last weekend. This Sunday Gor Mahia take on Ushuru knowing they must put the train back on the tracks. Any slip-up could see the gap between them and leaders Tusker expand to 7 or 8 points.
Ushuru will not be an easy task as they have been impressive in their last three games, beating Western Stima 3-1, beating Sony Sugar 2-1 and drawing 1-1 with Bandari. Ushuru coach Ken Kenyatta, a former goalkeeper for Transcom FC among other teams is determined to keep the run going.
“Definitely every coach prepares his team for victory and that is what I am also working on here. We want to keep our good record in the second leg intact by giving our best against them. It is just like any other match and we want to try and get positive result”. said Kenyatta to goal.com
Gor Mahia has in the past had a stellar record against Ushuru. That also ended this year. In April, Ushuru battled Gor Mahia to a scoreless draw. Nevertheless, Ushuru has never beaten Gor Mahia. In May, the two sides met in the KPL Top 8. Ushuru once again gave a good account of themselves. Gor Mahia were lucky to beat Ushuru 1-0. However Kenyatta knows that past results count for nothing. When Gor Mahia last played Usuhru, Kogalo were struggling.
“It is going to be a tough match but that does not worry us at all. “History counts for nothing, it changes and that is why we are training. If we know we are going to be defeated, we can as well remain home,” Kenyatta told goal.
For Gor Mahia, coach Ze Maria will need to find a way to keep his players motivated for the full 90 minutes. He has had a week to further sharpen the Kagere-Tuyisenge partnership. Fans will be hoping that the duo will be effective against the taxmen.