Gor Mahia coach Ze Maria appears eager to make amends for the 2016 season which ended without Gor Mahia bagging a single trophy. The Brazilian tactician wants to win every trophy on offer in 2017. And he believes last Sunday’s win provides a good platform.
“We have fulfilled our first objective this year, which was to win the Super Cup. We want to win every title that is on offer this year. Even though the rewards for this particular win are small compared to the competitions that we are about to face when the season begins, it is a good start for the team.” he said to the KPL website
Things are looking better for Kogalo this season
“What impresses me the most is that we have beaten Tusker yet last year we were unable to overcome them in the two league matches. The team played very well and that is very encouraging as we prepare for the new season,” he said.
Gor Mahia start their cup campaign this weekend against newly promoted Kariobangi Sharks at Thika municipal stadium on Sunday.
Gattuso: I have buried the hatchet with Ze Maria
Collins Okoth Gattuso, who last year had run ins with the head coach, now claims the have patched things up.
“It’s true that we were not in good terms with Coach Ze Maria at some point but we have ironed out our issues and we are now great friends. He has told me that I’m in his plans and I’m also very ready to make him proud. I want to work hard on the pitch and turn a deaf ear on off the pitch issues,” said Gattuso to goal.com
However Gattuso was missing from the line-up on Sunday and according to club official Judith Nyangi, it was he (Gattuso) who simply decided not to show up for the match.
Last Sunday against Tusker, he decided not to honor our call and he chose to remain at home. We are not going to tolerate that, we have summoned him and he has to explain why that is happening. Action will definitely be taken against him because it is wrong and we do not support that at all.” said Nyangi to goal.com