Ze Maria happy with derby win, gunning for title

Gor Mahia’s Brazilian tactician Ze Maria has been a man besieged for the past two months or so. But relieves a coaches pressure than winning a derby. It also helps that the gap between Gor Mahia and leader’s Tusker went from 6 points to 4 points. And with three matches. left, Gor Mahia havea shot at the title. For the time being at least, Gor Mahia fans have put aside their lack of faith in the former Gor Mahia international.

Ze Maria for his part praised the players and credited the win to the good preparations that the team had this week.

“It was a great performance for the team and I congratulate them. We wanted to win the match and to get maximum points which we did. The players were focused and we also prepared well this week where we tried different things so the guys did well and I am very happy for the win from the match,” he stated to supersport.com

Gor Mahia were the better side throughout the game and created numerous chances coming close several times with players like Blackberry, Tuyisenge and Kagere. Youngster Eric Ouma was arguably man of the match, completely bottling the AFC attacker Buko whiule making numerous forays upfront. His well weighted cross found Agwanda in perfect position to score.

Skipper and long serving defender Musa Mohamed also thought that Gor Mahia deserved the win as he praised his team-mates.

“The game was very tough and I want to congratulate my teammates we fought so hard today and got a result we deserved although it was not easy, Tusker drawing gives us hope, we now have a chance to win title and we will fight till the final day he said to futaa.com

Musa also stressed the need for Gor Mahia to find consistency in order to have any chance at winning.

“It is true we’ve been inconsistent this season but I believe we can win our remaining games.  If we play like we played against Leopards then I believe we will win our remaining matches” he continued

8 thoughts on “Ze Maria happy with derby win, gunning for title

  1. After we win the league we prepare for champions league with Cecafa club championship in Dec;this time we’ll be full house including DA silva+any new additions

  2. Kudos to the entire Kogalo team for the win over AFC!
    In victory and glory, in defeat and agony, Kogalo for ever!

  3. It will be shame if the points deducted cost Gor Mahia the title. Its a shame because it will not prevent some fans from rioting again. I blame office for not putting enough security as they promised.

    1. @Joe Riaga, when the fans decide to riot it doesn’t matter how good the security is. It just takes a few goons to disrupt a match, then teargas then all he’ll breaks lose and three points are gone. Educating the fans on the consequences of their action is the only way out. And of course getting a few jailed or fine

  4. Akwana promised to hand Tusker the title;I wonder how they will perform against Tusker in Tusker’s 2nd last game?Gor fans should provide support to Sony as we hope for no easy farouk shikallo goals.

  5. The police & especially the stewards can really help the team to stop this vice hooliganism.Like in the final the goons who broke inside the field were countable,we all know once inside the field u can only throw 1 or 2 stones therefore with good strategy they can be rounded up and arrested be charged.while it is true 3 deducted pts might cost us the league,it is not the only factor.these are unfair ruling by kff, poor mid season signings,lack of game plan especially in games that we could easily have won,strange decision like laying off a player for unknown reasons & later relying on the same to help the team later.All in all fingers crossed, ope Sony does the unthinkable

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