15 Jul 17

Dutch legend Ronald Koeman, is impressed with Kogalo’s performance from Thursday.

Speaking after the match, Everton’s Dutch coach Ronald Koeman described Gor Mahia as a “tough team” in a raft of compliments.

“It was a good game but a difficult one, Gor Mahia made it tough for us. They can be proud of their performance and I want to give them a lot of compliments for making it so tough for us,” said Koeman.

Koeman also thinks that Kogalo should be proud of themselves for their tactical and technical display.

“They were a good team and made it hard for us to find our extra man in midfield. They can be proud of their performance and I want to give them a lot of compliments for making it so tough for us,” he continued.

The Dutch coach thinks Kogalo took their foot off the accelerator in the second half.

“It was a good game but a difficult one, Gor Mahia made it tough for us. They dropped their intensity a little bit in the second half and we were the better team with fresh players. Overall, I’m happy. It was our first friendly – we saw the difference in the second half and we created good chances to score more goals.” he concluded.

England skipper Wayne Rooney who scored the match opener, also expressed praise for Kogalo.

“This has been a very wonderful match and we enjoyed facing a young team that displayed good football,” said Rooney, who was glad to score again in blue.

Kogalo striker Jacque Tuyisenge, who scored the equalizer, says this is the best goal he has ever scored.

“I started from the centre of the box and then made the run towards the far post because I knew what Muguna would do, thankfully the move happened as we planned and it turned out to be the best ever goal I have scored considering the calibre of our opponents.” said Tuyisenge to the Nation.

Chairman Ambrose Rachier is elated at the opportunity to market his side.

“This was an important assignment and I am proud because we got to market our great club and players. The taste of playing with (Wayne) Rooney has given them a lot of confidence and my hope is this will catapult us to start dominating in continental assignments.” said Rachier.

KPL Chair Jack Oguda, who is normally hostile towards Gor Mahia was happy that the result reflected well on the Kenya Premier League.

Gor Mahia did a very good job of marketing the SportPesa Premier League. Of course, the quality of that pitch in Dar helped our players to employ an impressive passing game which is a message to our authorities because our stadiums are of very low standards.” said Oguda.

Gor Mahia take on Muhoroni Youth on Saturday with an opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the league standings. Fans will be hoping that Gor Mahia build on their good display unlike the last time they came back from Tanzania.

 


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15 Comments.

  • Oduor12 says:

    Everton are magnanimous in victory. For once i agree with Mugabe who has made the most important statement concerning the Everton affair. GMFC must start to dominate CAF. Lay the structures Jakom, “confidence” is not going to be enough. Player quality is a key ingredient. All the best against M.Y.

  • moses says:

    lets use this momentum to seal the league early then at year end try and play friendlies with North African sides as we prepare the conquest of Africa

    • samuel ouma says:

      I agree with Jack Oguda about the state of our football pitches.It’s true you cannot play good football in some of our so called stadia . The government should do something about that issue..especially the county governments!

  • Jasego says:

    Thanks Coach Koeman and Wayne Rooney for acknowledging the quality of Mighty Mayienga, we are most obliged and humbled by your submission that we stood our ground and held our own despite the huge differences in finances and infrastructure btn the two sides. Let us now pull together and set our sights on dominating the SPL now that Tusker has decided to falter at any given point losing to Western Stima yesterday,we need to capitalize on this and open a gap at the top since history shows once we do that,we are Home and Dry…

  • Jakoyo says:

    This is what I want to hear of my beloved kogallo, not some silly and stupid inferiority complex remarks that potray us negatively to the rest of the world.

  • moses says:

    On playing surface,Sportpesa had to ship in Pitch makers from England for the National stadium. Our Nyayo should be better;let us pray for Chan because it will give us quality surface. Who has seen that Kasarani surface;is it world class now as seen on TV?

  • In furthering the positives that I took from the game , I wish to dwell on remarks by Ronald koeman, Ambrose Rachier and Coach Dayan Kerr , I prefer not to delve into the Jack Oguda remarks bcoz the issue of playing surfaces is without our control.
    Ronald Koeman , who I would rank as one of the most respectable coaches currently says that he was impressed by our technical n tactical capacity , That is true and very inspiring moreso bcoz its true , but he goes ahead to say that we dropped our intensity , now this was and not only in this game been the frustrations I have seen in kogalo for quite sometime and its the fundamental difference between the Nattal coached side to the present.
    We lack the mental strength to be at 100% concentration for 90minutes and as time continues to move , our enforced errors pile , this is not a mere consequence of phisical inadequacy but has a lot to do with mental deficiency within the context used. Am not competent enough to offer a solution on this but I pray that the experts will have a look into that .
    Secondly n this was obviously seen even by the non technical eyes , Coach Kerr expressed his frustrations at the extremely unnecessary holding of the ball for non rational reasons , the continous loss of possession in dangerous places by our defenders , Long ball transition from the back to nobody esp by Shakava , but the good thing is that he , the coach took note of it and going fwd a reduction of this wasfulness will denote a massive leap in that aspect.
    One player though that I must mention is this Boy Timothy Otieno , this boy has a tankful of potential and what this boy needs is a coach who can turn those weaknesses he has to strengths , then he can be our Marc Overmars , this will also denote the quality of kerr , the ability to maximise players potential.
    Finally am glad that our chairman A.Rachier also noticed the massive marketing boost this game gave as and that it puts as in good stead as we march into Africa , good remarks indeed but for that to happen , a lot of things must happen since marketing is a deliberate effort with Strategies n tactics put in place to achieve specific outcomes , Outsource the marketing aspect to a respectable firm since such capacity cannot be found within going by how we elect our officials.
    Nb: On many occasions I have had reservations about our Nyangi and this wont go away but her decision to publicly name the Gor ” fans” who mindlessly smashed the windscreen of another Gor fan when we played in Thika was a step in the right direction.Putting their names in the newspaper was a step in the right direction and its such foolish hooligans that keep 80% of Gor Fans from attending games , I started attending Gor games with my Grandfather n mother just like I see happening abroad , but something has changed n we must change it.
    Its not only the Ec that is the problem , Like Obama would say , “We r our biggest problem

  • Just as a side observation , I wish to pose this question to you Jasego and to all
    Who in the current Gor formation would find a number in the Gor class of ’79 that had the Likes of Sammy Owino kempes , Nahashon Oluoch Lule , Allan Ogango wuon Pap Thigo , John Bobby Ogolla , George Best Yoga , Ogolla Kadir or the Gor class of ’87 that had the likes of Sammy Onyango Jogoo , Peter Omuga Dawo , George Onyango Fundi , Kamoga Jagoal , Abbas hamisi Magongo , Charles Engine Otieno , Tobias Juakali Ochola , Peter Otieno Bassanga etc… I ask this to figure out whether we are progressing or digressing and also to point out that all these were players from within our borders and that their are many more where such came from.
    The question then arises vis a vis our scouting n recruiting policy , what were we doing then that we are not doing now , I ask this alive to the changed dynamics between now and then.
    Who in our current squad can hold a candle to the class of ’79 and ’87

    • Jasego says:

      Teddy,I would not draw a comparison btn the current squad and the indefatigable 79 or 87 Africa trendsetting and conquering Gm. Reasons are various and diverse ranging from a total shift in the dynamics of modern football that requires mastery of technique and tact through formations and adaptations rather than strength and physical fitness as it were back then. Physique and Endurance were very vital then but now people like Mutunga thrive very well in modern football. So far in recent years past only 5 players namely Olunga,Aucho,Baba Kizito,David Calabar Owino and Walusimbi would be compared to the former greats…

      • Jasego says:

        Teddy,I would not draw a comparison btn the current squad and the indefatigable 79 or 87 Africa trendsetting and conquering Gm. Reasons are various and diverse ranging from a total shift in the dynamics of modern football that requires mastery of technique and tact through formations and adaptations rather than strength and physical fitness as it were back then. Physique and Endurance were very vital then but now people like Muguna thrive very well in modern football. So far in recent years past only 5 players namely Olunga,Aucho,Baba Kizito,David Calabar Owino and Walusimbi would be compared to the former greats…

  • Barefoot Bandit says:

    Gor Mahia FC head coach Dylan Kerr has revealed that Everton boss Ronald Koeman advised his side to attack quicker and move forward always.

    Some good and much needed advice. I hope it will be listened to.

    • musymo says:

      I was almost posting the same…when we decried the culture of endless backpass football, we were told off that was tiki taka…Now Ronald Koeman, world acclaimed player and coach seconds……!!!!

      • Barefoot Bandit says:

        Yes my friend Musymo, those are golden words: “attack quicker and move forward always.”

        Ronald Koeman, a man whom during his heydays was reputed as “The Player with the hardest shots in the whole of Europe”, is just being polite. In other words he is saying that he found the back passes disappointing and at times unnecessary.

  • NGESTO says:

    From now I think the players know their class and no local team should disturb Kogalo