Tag: Gor Mahia vs Everton

15 Jul 17

Dutch legend Ronald Koeman, is impressed with Kogalo’s performance from Thursday.

Speaking after the match, Everton’s Dutch coach Ronald Koeman described Gor Mahia as a “tough team” in a raft of compliments.

“It was a good game but a difficult one, Gor Mahia made it tough for us. They can be proud of their performance and I want to give them a lot of compliments for making it so tough for us,” said Koeman.

Koeman also thinks that Kogalo should be proud of themselves for their tactical and technical display.

“They were a good team and made it hard for us to find our extra man in midfield. They can be proud of their performance and I want to give them a lot of compliments for making it so tough for us,” he continued.

The Dutch coach thinks Kogalo took their foot off the accelerator in the second half.

“It was a good game but a difficult one, Gor Mahia made it tough for us. They dropped their intensity a little bit in the second half and we were the better team with fresh players. Overall, I’m happy. It was our first friendly – we saw the difference in the second half and we created good chances to score more goals.” he concluded.

England skipper Wayne Rooney who scored the match opener, also expressed praise for Kogalo.

“This has been a very wonderful match and we enjoyed facing a young team that displayed good football,” said Rooney, who was glad to score again in blue.

Kogalo striker Jacque Tuyisenge, who scored the equalizer, says this is the best goal he has ever scored.

“I started from the centre of the box and then made the run towards the far post because I knew what Muguna would do, thankfully the move happened as we planned and it turned out to be the best ever goal I have scored considering the calibre of our opponents.” said Tuyisenge to the Nation.

Chairman Ambrose Rachier is elated at the opportunity to market his side.

“This was an important assignment and I am proud because we got to market our great club and players. The taste of playing with (Wayne) Rooney has given them a lot of confidence and my hope is this will catapult us to start dominating in continental assignments.” said Rachier.

KPL Chair Jack Oguda, who is normally hostile towards Gor Mahia was happy that the result reflected well on the Kenya Premier League.

Gor Mahia did a very good job of marketing the SportPesa Premier League. Of course, the quality of that pitch in Dar helped our players to employ an impressive passing game which is a message to our authorities because our stadiums are of very low standards.” said Oguda.

Gor Mahia take on Muhoroni Youth on Saturday with an opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the league standings. Fans will be hoping that Gor Mahia build on their good display unlike the last time they came back from Tanzania.


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13 Jul 17

Gor Mahia pose for a group photo before taking on Everton.
Image courtesy of Tony Anelka


Musa Mohamed stood out in defence with a number of timely interceptions

Muguna leaps over Rooney Image courtesy of Kenneth Muguna


Rooney scored with a 30 yard screamer as Shakava and Musa desperately tried to close him down


Wendo played with intensity before leaving with an injury. Walusimbi (left) and Muguna linked up well on the flanks


Coach Koeman trying to imitate Kagere’s moves.
Image courtesy of Tony Anelka


Gor Mahia train at the national stadium in Dar


Gor Mahia upon arrival at the Dar es Salaam aiport

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13 Jul 17

Goal Highlights

Ronald Koeman post match interview

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14 Jun 17

Gor Mahia team manager Jolawi Obondo says the team is raring to go and cannot wait to play English premiership side Everton.

“It is not going to be easy, it will be tough to play them (Everton), but who says they are unbeatable? We want to beat them and prove that we have good talent here, it is going to be a good match. he said to goal.com

Everton were impressive this past season, finishing in 7th place out of 20 teams with 61 points (17 wins, 10 losses and 11 draws. They are coached by former Dutch international Ronald Koeman who is assisted by his twin brother Erwin Koeman, also a former international. Their squad includes such stars as Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas.

Chairman Ambrose Rachier wants Everton to know that Gor Mahia will not be approaching the match as underdogs.

“We are excited to the there to play. It will be a great and historic event and we are looking forward to it. Please tell the world that Gor Mahia are not underdogs heading into that match” Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier told Nairobi News

Meddie Kagere, who won the golden boot award, is also looking forward to an opportunity to play Everton.
“Everyone has contributed to our success and the best thing is that we have managed to win the competition. It was not easy though; our focus will now be on Everton, it is a privilege to play them and learn from the best. We will continue doing our best in all competitions because we want to keep developing as a team.” he said to goal.com

On reports that he might be leaving for Yanga, Kagere told the Daily Nation that he would be open to such a move.
“For me what matters is my job. Wherever it calls I will go. I won’t mind playing in the Tanzanian league. It will however depend on whether Yanga and Gor Mahia agree on terms since I am still contracted to them.”

“I know their league starts in late August. Let’s see whatever comes whether I can join them at the start of the season or not,” stated Kagere.

Yanga Secretary General Charles Boniface Mkwasa, eager to appease fans after their poor performance, hinted that they might go shopping for a striker once the Tanzanian transfer window officially opens on Thursday.

“We are in the market shopping for various positions. A striker tops our list, a winger and a left full-back. We’ve managed to fill a few gaps as recommended by the coach but we shall reveal all businesses once the window opens.

“I personally watched Gor Mahia play, they had quality players. I wouldn’t narrow down on an individual at the moment,” the former Taifa Stars Head Coach told Nation Sport.

Among the players who left Gor Mahia to play in Tanzania includes Mungai Kiongera, Dan Sserunkuma, Rama Salim and Donald Mosoti.

Meanwhile new AFC coach Doran Marin has backtracked from his claims about being sure of beating Gor Mahia. He now says he was just finding ways to motivate his side.

“I knew it was going to be a tough call for us but I had to motivate my players and instill that winning mentality in them. This is a big team and I fail to understand what those before me were doing. Anyway it is my job to turn the fortunes around and I am sure we will make this team great again.” he said.

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