Rachier explains Polacks absence

There have been numerous rumours about coach Steve Polack leaving the club. Numerous coaches have expressed interest including former AFC coach Luc Eymael and former Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne. Chairman Ambrose Rachier has dimssised those rumours as baseless.

Additional reporting from the Nation

The tactician left the country on September 11 for a short holiday but grapevine had it that he was set to exit the club. Rachier has however dismissed the reports and says the coach will be back soon.

“We granted him leave and he is currently in Finland. What complicates matters is the fact that he had to spend two weeks in quarantine but he should be coming back. I haven’t heard anything from him to the effect that he wants to quit the club so those are just baseless rumours,” Rachier told Nation Sport.

Gor Mahia coach Steven Polack poses for photos with the trophy after he was named the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month for November on January 9, 2020 at Camp Toyoyo grounds in Nairobi.

“He has a return ticket and is eager to continue with his work at the club. As a matter of fact, the programme the team is following at the moment was solely curated by him,” he added.

Polack joined K’Ogalo in 2019 replacing Hassan Oktay who left the club citing personal reasons.

Rachier is also confident the team has done good business in the current transfer window. The reigning Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions have signed 14 players and he believes they will fit in well into the team.

The team resumed training albeit in small groups due to Covid-19 regulations earlier this week and Rachier says all is proceeding well.

“We lost a number of players but I believe the 14 we have brought in are good enough to fill the void left. I cannot authoritatively say we now have a better team than last season – that is an area of expertise for the coach and the technical bench,” said Rachier.

“As management, we will accord the team all the necessary support within our reach to ensure the team does well locally and continentally,” he added.

Some of the new signings include Burundian International Jules Ulimwengu, Malawian wonderkid Andrew Malisero, Ugandan forward Tito Okello, Cameroonian Bertrand Konfor, Andrew Juma, former Nairobi City Stars goalkeeper Levis Opiyo, John Macharia, John Ochieng from Chemelil Sugar, Kennedy Owino, Benson Omala and Kelvin Wesonga who joined from Western Stima amongst other fresh faces.

The team lost some key players notably Kenyan International Joash Onyango who moved to Simba, goalkeeper David Mapigano to Azam, Boniface Omondi and Peter Odhiambo to Wazito and Dickson Ambundo who returned to his native Tanzania.

3 thoughts on “Rachier explains Polacks absence

  • September 27, 2020 at 5:08 am

    How much are the GMFC hoodies?

    As a member of GMAF will I get a discount on merchandise or are these discounts strictly for registered Gor Mahia members.

    Anyone with some insight please advise.

  • September 27, 2020 at 11:23 am

    1)The GMFC treasurer has just admitted on radio Jambo that she was fronted by COC Carrilius Onyango.
    The only problem is that COC Carrilius Onyango was a member of the electoral board and hence should have been impartial.
    2) The GMFC treasurer says there has been no handing over so she is starting afresh.
    Total incompetence is being exhibited very early, apart from the Chairman and Vice being part of the past administration, she can request for the bank statement, latest trial balance.
    Choices have consequences but not even I expected the good lady’s inability for the treasurer’s post to be exposed so soon by herself.

  • September 27, 2020 at 11:39 am

    3) The treasurer is not sure how much GMFC spent on transfers, Chairman handled the business and as treasurer she has not bothered to ask for documentation,
    4) She is just guessing how the shs.500k from Betking was used, she hasn’t seen it but has she asked for the remittance advice or the club’s bank statement
    5) Has she asked who has been keeping GMFC accounts since Sally Bolo left because ADOR/ Wasuna know.
    5) Its one month+ since she was elected, has she been made a signatory to the bank accounts, I doubt.
    6) She talking of another playbill number. How many paybills will GMFC have?
    7) And she insists that habanduki, MAY THE COURTS SAVE US!


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