Nuttall focused as Gor Mahia take on KMKM

Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall while happy that Gor Mahia beat Yanga of Tanzania in their first game, has urged his players not to get too high on that win. The journey ahead is still long and paved with potential pitfalls.

“It is just three points in a first group stage match. It doesn’t mean much. Against ten men, it looked easy but there is a psychological element attached to the whole situation.” said Nuttall after the game.

But winning what is likely the most difficult match of the group in front of a partisan crowd has put Gor Mahia in the driving seat.

“It was never easy, our first game of the tournament away from home in front of such a big ground cheering the home team, the red card was never an advantage, Nuttal added.” continued Nuttall.

Gor Mahia silenced Yanga fans

 

Gor Mahia will now take on KMKM (Kikosi Maalum cha Kuzuia Magendo) of Zanzibar.  Matches between Gor Mahia and KMKM are few and far between. In 1981, Gor Mahia played KMKM in the opening match of the CECAFA club cup. The match was played in Kisumu. Gor Mahia emerged victorious by a score of 2-0 and went on to win the tournament.

Nut Nuttall is correct not to under-rate the Zanzibaris. They gave a good account of themselves in the 2015 Africa champions league. They lost to Al Hilal of Sudan 2-1 in the preliminary round. But Al Hilal went to beat Bullets of Malawi 5-1 and Sanga Balende of Congo DRC 2-0. They are now atop group A. The last time KMKM played Kenyan opposition was at the 2014 Mapinduzi cup when they held AFC Leopards 0-0.

But Gor Mahia will be playing with plenty of confidence , buoyed by their opening game win. Their good performance was capped by the fact that Meddie Kagere was voted man of the match.

Skipper Musa Mohamed is certain that the side will perform better this time due to a higher level of experience.

“When you look at the current squad, you can see a lot of maturity. Most of the guys on the team are internationals and I guess this is a big reason behind the good form. There are lots of options. The squad is big and full of quality this time round. The bench is as good as the starters.” said Musa Mohamed after the match.

 

14 thoughts on “Nuttall focused as Gor Mahia take on KMKM

  1. I like the picture, Yanga fans should know people.

    They should have known they are playing K’ogalo, Mayienga. For sure they did not know what hit them.
    Congrats Chakava and Olunga. We gifted them with an own goal…pole Dikir Glay.
    Bravo, Bonni for the penalty save

    Wana Yanga – hiyo ilikuwa hujuma kweli na mashabiki ndio wanaumia.

    Let everyone line up for baptism

    1. @Omondi, its too early bwana, lets remain humble and trust in God, above all we should commit our prayers that we may go through, football is a tricky game but with God all things are possible

  2. With due respect i wanna thank Gor mayienga for staging once again a good account for themselves on the continental campaign. Kudos Bonny for the good and brilliant save u made. Coaches good work as well and i want just ask for the coach to consider resting one top striker to day and bring in NYARUATH (Agwanda) that boy can do wonders and kindly give him time to day to be able to prove a point. All in all, the team played well and we need to keep attacking all the time and to the back 4 please please be on the look of your opponent. Kudos boys

  3. Looks like Ichingwa and Wanjala are the refs in this tournament. Otherwise how can a team used to kubebwa to win outside Kenya

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