Gor Mahia skipper Musa Mohamed thinks Kogalo were the better side on Saturday but a combination of the heavy downpour and back luck put paid to Kogalo’s efforts.
It was a tough match and the rain messed with our tempo in the first half. When we came back after halftime break we were able to put pressure on our opponents, he told Futaa.com.
In the second half Gor Mahia created a number of chances and even struck the post twice but could not make a breakthrough.
“It is part of the game sometimes the game does not go as planned but we are happy that we got a point from this clash and it puts us somewhere.” continued Musa.
Tusker coach George Nsimbe for his part thinks his side accorded Gor Mahia too much respect.
“First half we got many chances and we were stable but when they came back they respected Gor Mahia that is why we didn’t play well but I thank the boys managed to pick a point from one of league leaders” said Nsimbe to futaa.com
Gor Mahia are tied in second place with arch rivals AFC. As a result, winning the next match against Bandari has taken a higher magnitude of importance. Gor Mahia will face off with Bandari on Wednesday.
Bandari lost their last match to Chemelil FC. A win would have seen them seize the lead in the standings. They will be in no mood to slip up again and will rely on former Gor Mahia players Dan Sserunkuma and Edwin Lavatsa for goals.
Gor Mahia for their part will be hoping that the Rwandese duo of Jacque Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere can find their scoring boots. Since the first game against Kariobangi, Gor mahia have yet to win any match in convincing fashion.
Musa Mohamed is confident that Kogalo can rise to the occassion.
“We have prepared well for the match. What remains is for the players to do their duty on the pitch,” Mohammed said. “We know it is not going to be easy because of the weather and the fact that Bandari lost their previous match. But we are ready to battle and hope for the win.” he said to the Nation.
The match kicks off on Wednesday at 3pm at Mbaraki Sports club.
Gor Mahia starting Line-up
Starting X1: Boniface Oluoch, Innocent Wafula Musa Mohammed, Shakava Haroun, , Ernest Wendo, Wellington Ochieng, Ken Muguna, Francis Kahata , Godfrey Walusimbi, George Odhiambo, Maddie Kagere,
Subs: Fredrick Odhiambo, Joash Onyango, Oliver Maloba, Anthony Mbugua Amos Nondi, Philemon Otieno, Timothy otieno,