Gor Mahia will resume their pursuit of the 2014 Tusker Premier Ledague title when they take on Muhoroni youth on Saturday at the Moi stadium in Kisumu. The dust from last weekend’s debacle in Machakos has not settled. But Gor Mahia will have to put it aside and get in the right frame of mind to beat Muhoroni Youth. As was mentioned this week, Gor Mahia still holds its own destiny. Coach Frank Nuttall will have to pull out all stops and use psychology and motivation to get the players to calm down and execute their game plan without panicking even when things are not going their way.
Per the KPL site, the match kicks off at 2pm on Saturday in Kisumu. Yet this was not a happy hunting ground for Gor Mahia the last time they visited the lakeside town. On that occassion they were inexplicably eliminated from the GoTV shield by GFC 105, a lower division team that most people had never heard of prior to this year.
On this occassion, Gor Mahia have no choice but to win or risk losing their one point lead to Sofapaka. The last time these two teams met was in the 2014 Tusker Premier league on April 23 2014. Gor Mahia won 3-0.
Fans now allowed
Gor Mahia and AFC fans who had earlier been banned from attending this weekend matches will now be allowed following their respective appeals.
“Both clubs have lodged appeals with us after the ban and we are looking at it. Until both appeals are heard and dispensed with, the decision to ban fans from attending matches shall not be enforced and therefore, supporters are at liberty to attend respective matches against Muhoroni Youth and Sofapaka FC.
“However, both clubs are reminded of their inalienable obligation to ensure that their supporters conduct does not undermine integrity of football and any contravention of this spirit bears grave consequences. Further, we remind home teams of their duty to provide above board security and take no chances with safety before, during and after the matches in question.” said FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya to goal.com
Gor Mahia officials and scouts will also have to be on the lookout for any elements who might try to sabotage the occassion both inside and outside the stadium.