Polack: We are ready for the season


Gor Mahia coach Steven Polack is confident of the club’s prospects for next season despite not having been involved in any of the signings.

Additional reporting from the Nation

Polack though conceded that he doesn’t know the players and was not involved in the process of acquiring them but said they have completed their activities in the transfer market.

“We have brought in 12 new players in our squad but it is true I don’t know many of them. However, I believe they have what it takes to play for Gor Mahia next season. I will have to watch them during training sessions and decide how to field them next season,” Polack said.

Foreigners Uganda international Tito Okello, Cameroonian midfielder Bertrand Ngafei and Malawian midfielder Andrew Malisero have joined the 18-time Kenyan champions.

The reigning champions have raided KPL side Western Stima and got the services of Kelvin Wesonga, Kennedy Owino, Sydney Ochieng’, custodian Samuel Njau and teenage sensation Benson Omala. Chemelil Sugar midfielder John Ochieng’, goalkeeper Levis Opiyo (City Stars), Andrew Juma (Mathare United) and forward John Macharia have also joined the club.

Gor Mahia Secretary General Sam Ochola has also confirmed Burundi striker Jules Ulimwengu has also agreed personal terms with the club and is expected in the country once the ban on international flights is lifted by the government.

“I have been informed that some of them are young players who have been doing very well in their clubs and I am sure they will replicate that performance in our team.”

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa recently said the new Betking Premier League season is likely to kick-off on October 26. Polack now says that he has urged his charges to step up their individual training sessions.

“They have been training individually but I have instructed players to work harder so as to raise their fitness levels. This will be my second season in-charge and I want to deliver success to the club more so in Caf matches,” he added.

The Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT) is expected to give a ruling on the fate of this season on September 15 after it was halted on March 16 due to a coronavirus pandemic.

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6 thoughts on “Polack: We are ready for the season

  1. There must be some players officially signed so that “officials” can earn monthly commissions from their salaries.
    These are players who will be paid but will never play.
    Btw what’s the squad size?
    It seems nothing has really changed at GMFC.
    Well done TB and players.
    Last season you won the league but there was no prize money.
    This season you’ve won the league but there is no trophy or prize money.
    GMAF receives monthly contributions towards players/ TB welfare.
    Can GMAF do something for the players and TB as an appreciation for winning the league with the contributions for the last 5 months, May to September.
    Branches can also chip in.
    Or GMAF is just about discounts, banks cards i.e exploiting the Gor Mahia brand for a non club agenda.

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  2. Is kenyan government really seroius with sports development?How come they continue to ban football yet they expect Harambee stars to play matches and qualify to AFCON and World cup forgeting that majority of players play in local league which is suspended? What I foresee is that Harambee stars is going to be defeated home and Way by opponents like Comoros,Togo and Egypt because majority of players who make up the national team are local who will be unfit to play against their opponents whose leagues are going on!

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