After starting the league with an impressive 3-1 win over Kariobangi Sharks at the Thika municipal stadium in week one, Gor Mahia has found it tougher since then, scoring only one goal per game in the next three matches. Coach Ze Maria recognizes how tough the league is but he will stop at nothing to win all three titles at stake.
“It will be very hard this year because many teams are playing well; but we are Gor Mahia and we have to try to win. We have taken one trophy this year but we have another three to play and we will try to take them to give to our fans,” the Brazilian tactician told Capital Sport.
What has carried Gor Mahia is the availability of better players at Ze Maria’s disposal. In 2017, Gor Mahia was hampered by the departure of several key players who had played important roles in the unbeaten season of 2015. This year the squad is more settled.
“This year our level is a bit higher. We have good players and all of them want to play and this is a good problem for me because of competition in the group,” the tactician continued.
Kakamega Homeboyz for their part have blasted the officiating which they say cost them the match.
“I was surprised to see no action taken against Boniface Oluoch by referee Andrew Juma after the keeper dangerously tackled our striker Wycliffe Ochomo in that match.” said Gilbert Alushula to goal.com.
The official insinuated that Juma favoured Kogalo because he is a brother to Boniface Oluoch.
“It is very unprofessional for a referee of Andrew Juma’s caliber to allow open mistakes and I think he should not be appointed to take charge of Gor Mahia matches in the future,” he continued.