As is the case with every other Kogalo coach, Dylan Kerr has been facing pressure from a section of fans and officials who are making demands on whom should be fielded. But Kerr is adamant that a player’s performance on the field is what determines whether he plays or not.
“I always tell my players they are the best, but one has to prove on the pitch that he deserves to be in the team that will go to South Africa. Sometimes I hear things from other people about some complain from my players, but I tend to ignore them. My challenge is to all players, do the talking on the pitch and I will definitely consider you,” Kerr told goal.com on Thursday.
One player who many fans think should be fielded more often is Ephrem Guikan. The Ivorian looks dangerous each time he steps on the field. Yet he often finds himself on the bench. But Kerr finally obliged this past weekend .
Gor Mahia do not have any match this weekend and should be well rested before they play Supersport in the return leg of the CAF Confederations cup playoff round.
Meanwhile their opponents played against title contenders Orlando Pirates on Wednesday and forced a draw, something their coach Kaitano Tembo was very happy about.
“I’ve got to give credit to the boys. It wasn’t an easy game. This is a very good Pirates team. In the first half, I think we tried to be a bit more adventurous,” Tembo told SuperSport TV.
“I think we created better opportunities when we pressed them a bit high,” he said.