Having beaten Finlays in the FKL cup quarter finals, Gor Mahia will now face arch rivals AFC Leopards in a rematch coming only 2 weeks after Kogalo were unceremoniously dismissed by their erstwhile rivals.
This rematch appears not to be coming at a good time for the club. It is not known whether the issues that have been bedeviling the club recently have been addressed. The club officials have not taken any concrete action. Coach Zico has had almost no time to rectify any mistakes that were made during the match two weeks ago as he has been busy with the national team. Meanwhile the club brass like Nick Arumm claim that the key problem is that Coach Zico has had to divide his time between the national team and the club. But this does not explain the lacklusture performance by the players who simply have not shown up to play in the last few games. It is still not clear why the players have lost motivation.
Still Kogalo fans will be hoping that the playing unit can play with some pride this time and put on a better performance. In particular the defence which has been porous in the last 3 games really needs to shape up.