Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr was left bemused and livid at his team’s inability to put away easy chances. On Sunday against Tusker, both Eliud Lokuwam and Ephrem Guikan missed wide open chances that left Kerr livid.
“We practice everyday shooting in training. They don’t take it seriously. It is the African mentality. It is never serious in Africa,” In the end it is me who suffers and the club too,” said Kerr after the match.
Lokuwam was the first culprit. He swivelled to lose his markers and rather than lay it to Humphrey Mieno, the youngster elected to go for glory in the process clipping goalkeeper Duncan Ochieng and out went the ball for a corner.
Guikan was the next culprit.
Meddie Kagere expertly laid a killer pass on Guikan’s path. The Ivorian’s first attempt came off goalkeeper Ochieng but still spilled invitingly for the Ivorian to tap in. However, Guikan made heavy weather of it, smashing the crossbar from two yards albeit with slight pressure from defender Marlon Tangauzi.
“It sums up our season so far. Dominating play and not killing teams,” Kerr thundered.
Lokuwam a Kenyatta University student who was making his first start explained himself.
“I could have done better. However, I was caught in a split mind between laying it to Mieno or shooting at goal. My striker instincts got the better of me,” he said to the Standard.
Gor Mahia will need to sharpen their finishing instincts significantly if they are to have any chance against Esperance.