Gor Mahia skipper Kenneth Muguna says that the team experienced fatigue which resulted in their slow start againsty arch rivals AFC Leopards last Sunday.
“We have not had time to rest since our away match against DC Motema Pembe in the Caf Confederation Cup play-offs,” Muguna told goal.com.
“It was for that reason we started on a low note; in the entire first half we did not play, but we stepped up after the break and managed to win the game.
The creative midfielder says the win is a morale booster for the team as they pursue the goal of winning the league this season.
“The win is very important for us because it takes us to the top of the table and gives us confidence.” said Muguna
The only good thing that comes out of being eliminated from continental football is that Kogalo can now focus on the domestic scene. And Muguna knows that the club cannot take their foot off the accelerator pedal.
“We want to win [the league], it has been our objective every season but right now it is important to play one game at a time. It is going to be tough because we have the likes of Tusker, Sofapaka, and Bandari fighting for the same but we are determined to give our best,” Muguna concluded.
Meanwhile AFC coach Casa Mbungo, who refused to speak to reporters after the match, finallt got around to doing so. He rejects the idea that Gor Mahia are better.
” Gor Mahia are not at a higher level than AFC Leopards it is only the experience they have got especially from various competitions they have been which have given them the edge over us,” he said to goal.com
Mbungo says that poor marking cost his team
“We lost the game in the second half and that was due to poor concentration and poor marking. After going down by two goals I decided to take the risk and introduced attacking players at the expense of defenders but, unfortunately, it did not work,”