30 Jan 14

courtesy of futaa.com

Gor Mahia Head Coach Bobby Williamson has expressed hope that the returning George Blackberry Odhiambo and Rama Salim will carry on with the good job they previously did for the team.

Asked about his account on the duo’s comeback, the scot said he was happy with their return and hoped that they will pick from where they left.

Done well

-We are happy for their return, they have done well in the past for the club and hope will do the same this time round, he said.

-They are good players though we cannot judge them in three or so games but are yet to disappoint the technical bench.

Anguyo shocked at release

courtesy of kpl.co.ke

Ugandan defensive player Ivan Anguyo has confessed he was shocked to be released by Gor Mahia at the end of last season, and is now keen to show his worth when he lines for Kenyan Premier League newcomers Kenya Revenue Authority this year.

“To be honest, I did not see that one (release) coming. My assessment was that I had an all round impressive performance last season and scored some crucial goals for the team that should have merited another chance for me,” the burly player noted.

KRA coach Ken Kenyatta has confirmed the former Kampala City Council (KCC) player, who’s penned a one-year deal, will be expected to play an influential role at the club because of his ability and experience.

“He can play in a variety of positions including central defense and defensive midfield just like (new AC Milan signing Micheal) Essien. If you watched Essien play under Mourinho at Chelsea and Real Madrid, you’ll notice that he could switch into several positions during a game. Anguyo brings that quality which is very important for my team, besides the important fact that he has the experience and exposure in the top flight and will thus assist my players,” Kenyatta noted.

Anguyo made a goal-scoring debut for KRA when they trounced Nakumatt 2-0 in a friendly match played on January 21 at Kenyatta National Hospital.

“I also seek to have a positive impact on whichever team I play for. I also want to help the players here improve, plus also try protect them from bullies during matches,” revealed Anguyo, who is known for his no-nonsense approach to the game.

Scoring

The two have so far done well in the friendly matches the club has played against Super Loaf FC, Nakumatt FC, Mumbi Nationale and MOYAS FC with Rama scoring in the latter.


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17 Comments.

  • Simeon 'Symplicity' Muga Opiyo says:

    So who is Anguyo addressing? But what if he had been retained as a central defender? I think it would av given us some depth in defence which is lacking at the moment.He joined Gor as a midfielder where he was just your average player.When Anaba converted him into a defender, he gave top of the bill performances earning Defender of the Year accolade in 2012.When he reverted to the midfield last season he was horrible.Should have been retained as cover for the defence, is my humble opinion

  • Pmawego says:

    We need to have a culture of embracing former servants of Gor Mahia. Therefore let us make it a point of applauding former servants. When Zico comes this season with Sony, we must show him love. Kasaya pia akikuja na AFC, we must respect him for having played for Gor and having been a good servant. Forget any wrongs he is perceived to have committed. Anguyo the same etc. See what Man Utd fans do Ole Gunnar, Mark Hughes, Roy Keane, Steve Bruce, Bryan Robson, Cristiano etc. These are people who come with an aim of defeating Man Utd but end up as heroes whether they win or lose.

  • fred odhiambo says:

    pmawego@2…it all depends under what circumstances someone leaves.if you leave in utmost good faith you will be received in kind when you come back “home”!!however,if you leave in bad faith,you will equally be received in kind…that is the nature of fans regardless of which country they are in!!!

  • ODUOR12 says:

    Why should we be forgiving to the likes of Kasaya/Zico who are hell bent on showing Gor fraternity that GM is not the greatest club when we know we are.
    Its upto to them to avoid acrimonious behaviour/sideshows and even let in a few goals on Gor’s behalf to show gratitude to their former master.
    Ridiculous isn’t it, just goes to show how despite @ Pmawego well intentioned appeal it is also farfetched.
    As regards Anguyo GM fans am sure will always treat him like the gentleman he is.

    As regards Oboya despite his talent I think his main aim/undoing is trying to “catch” the eyes of foreign agents. He also feel to have a nagging/recurring injury which needs to be sorted out. However last year he was quite effective as a super-sub & who can forget is stunning assist that Flava converted against S/meow.
    That leads me to wonder daggers are being drawn as regards so called ‘GM’s first eleven’ when TB knows how & when to ultilize players.
    Remember Ole Gunnar Solskjær of Man.U.

  • Jaupanda says:

    @PMawego, thank you for the parallel you have drawn. There are lots of things that we can learn from EPL. It is always a Challenge when you want to draw those parallels.What I think is, respect touches on both sides of the same coin. If a player leaves for your opponents and they come to play his former team, if he gets a chance, he will score. I think it would be bad for him to try to please his former bosses. Actually to me that would be hypocritical. However, if they make gestures that are provocative then that is also wrong and they may loose the respect they may have been accorded.This goes to his former team and their supporters also. Of course there still may be emotional attachments but we must accept that things are different, after all it is only a game.

  • For Anguyo I wish him the best.he realy served us well at Gor bt TB had the last say!Rama and Berry sky is the limit at Gor remain focused and u wll go far!and to all other players at Gor your hardwork is the only assurance for ur stay at Kogallo.

  • ODUOR12 says:

    EC & AR PLIZ PLIZ A SENIOR OFFICIAL MUST ATTEND THIS SEMINAR.

    Kenya Premier League champions, Gor Mahia, have been invited by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to attend a seminar on club licensing and professionalism in football.
    The seminar that will see thirty seven club officials from around the continent attend, will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from Thursday 30 to Friday 31 January.

    CECAFA
    Gor Mahia is one of the four clubs from the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) that have been invited. The other three are Sudan’s duo of El Merreikh and Al Hilal, and St George of Ethiopia.

    Gor’s opponents in the Champions League, US Bitam of Gabon, have also been invited.

    The seminar, that will be supervised by CAF President Issa Hayatou with support from members of the CAF executive committee and President of South Africa Football Association’s (SAFA) president, Danny Joordaan, seeks to equip participants with the requisite knowledge and information about club licensing and the tenets of the fast-growing professionalism in football.

    Topics
    According to cafonline.com, the topics to be discussed at the seminar, include;

    *Competitions and Club Licensing: Role of CAF, Federations, Leagues and Clubs
    *Professional Development of Clubs: Managerial and Finance
    *Infrastructural Development of Clubs and Stadia
    *Youth policy
    * TV Rights, Broadcasting and Production of matches in Africa
    * Marketing of Competitions and Sponsorship for clubs
    * Club Licensing System in other Confederations (UEFA, AFC)
    * Legal issues concerning Clubs and Status of Players

    Gor will represent Kenya in this years CAF Champions League.

    Written 30/01-14 10:22 by Mercy Njueh

  • Ingo says:

    @#7 Oduor. I wish the topics could have included hooliganism management. Gor really needs that

  • Sylvester says:

    @ingo, broaden your thinking plse !

  • Mwakio P says:

    Ingo happy new year. This year of 2014 will again be Kogalo. Please mark our words and read our lips. We are going for everything this year.

  • Mwakio P says:

    @#7 Oduor12, these are among proposals we have been advocating for our beautiful club. Bloggers read my two articles under the following subtitles:-

    1. http://gormahia.net/latest/articles/proposals-for-the-club-to-explore/

    2. http://gormahia.net/latest/articles/a-guide-to-club-structures-for-national-league-system-and-other-football-clubs/

    I hope you will all enjoy the articles.

  • Joe Riaga says:

    An AFC supporter telling us about hooliganism is a classic case of the pot and the kettle.

    With regard to Anguyo, I think he was released because at the time, KPL limited the number of foreigners to only 3. I think he should be brought back because as people have said up there, the club needs cover in central defence. And Anguyo was a real enforcer. He is one guy that Kogalo fans should clap for next time they play KRA.

  • ODUOR12 says:

    2 the Ingwe fraternity especially bloggers Wabz, Ingo etc let me convey my condolences following the demise of your club’s treasurer Remi Mudi. may he R.I.P.
    @ Mwakio, agreed bloggers have articulated very progressive & practical ideas on how 2 improve GM. What we’ve lacked (as a result of our inability 2 form a branch) is a vehicle 2 implement these ideas.
    In the recent elections 4 posts had no challengers & would have been easy pickings 4 a progressive well organized branch.
    What’s stopping us?

  • Ingo says:

    @15 Thank you very much kind message. You are a true classy gentleman.

  • Ingo says:

    @#10 Jaduong Mwakio, My pick to lift the league is none other than the mighty , well oiled machine that is running on all cylinders known as AFC Leopards aka Ingwe. How about this, if Gor wins I ‘lltake you, Barefoot and the top three bloggers on this site(hopefully admin will help me identify them) to lunch at Safari Park or New Stanley. If Ingwe wins, you buy me lunch at either of the two hotels plus any other person/s you wish to invite. Deal?

  • admin says:

    Wuod Kosema Tafadhali No more drunk blogging. This is an Alcoblow enforced area.

  • omondi says:

    @Ingo, Mwakio can buy you lunch whether Ingwe wins the league or not. Why would you make it less likely for this to happen by suggesting AFC will win the league?

    First, I do not see Nandwa last the whole season. Your oiled machine “turbo” aka Watende Wanga will be out most of first leg, Kelli will not manage the kind of football AFC plays – he will be out of form most of the first leg.

    AFC needed to do more intelligent signing and avoid being used as dumping ground for overused overage players. You will soon realize your mistake.