All-conquering Kerr tells charges to shift gears to KPL


All-conquering Kerr tells charges to shift gears to KPL
Gor Mahia’s danger-man Meddie Kagere is all joy as he shows off his Golden Boot award in the Super Cup shortly after beating Simba SC in the final. With him is goalie Shaban Odhoji who bagged the Golden Glove award .IMAGE/ COURTESY/ CITIZEN

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has warned his charges not to allow the pending trip to Goodison Park, home of English side Everton FC cloud their minds but instead shift focus to their KPL fixtures.
  • Flawless Gor were at their rampant best with a fluid performance at the Afraha Stadium in Nakauru on Sunday beating cross border rivals Simba SC 2-0 to successfully defend the Super Cup, and with it, earned a trip to the UK to face the English side.
  • With the goal now achieved, the Briton who has set high targets for his charges wants his boys to put the victory behind and instead aim swords on Wazito FC whom they confront in a mid-week league fixture on Wednesday at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has warned his charges not to allow the pending trip to Goodison Park, home of English side Everton FC cloud their minds but instead shift focus to their KPL fixtures.

Flawless Gor were at their rampant best with a fluid performance at the Afraha Stadium in Nakauru on Sunday, beating cross border rivals Simba SC 2-0 to successfully defend the Super Cup, and with it, earned a trip to the UK to face the English side.

With the goal now achieved, the Briton who has set high targets for his charges wants his boys to put the victory behind and instead aim swords on Wazito FC whom they confront in a mid-week league fixture on Wednesday at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

He said: “The victory hasn’t sunk in yet. The kind of performances that the players have produced over the three games, not conceding and scoring seven is fantastic.”

“Yesterday, against Simba, we proved a lot of people wrong. Everybody wants Gor Mahia to fail. But the satisfaction of beating Simba in the final, is a dream come true,” asserted an ecstatic Kerr.

Prior to Sunday’s sumptuous meeting, Kerr had openly dared the Tanzanian giants to a clash and got the perfect dose to a team that gave him the boot in 2017.

And though he is on cloud nine after the conquest, he is still bitter with the events of the past, giving a pointer as to why he so passionately loves to beat his former employers.

“The Simba issue is personal. It’s between me (Kerr) and Simba. What happened two years ago was wrong. I was told that I wasn’t good enough, that we had the worst team in East Africa, but yesterday, I was vindicated,” added Kerr.

But having twisted the knife on the back of his former masters, the easy-going Briton is not done just yet .In fact, he is smelling blood and wants to inflict the same pain on the KPL opponents, beginning with Wazito whom they tackle at the lake side city of Kisumu.

“We are not going to think about Everton until the day we get on the flight to England. It is a good prospect but our concentration currently is on the next two games. Hopefully, the players will turn up for training relaxed and ready to play,” noted the tactician.

K’Ogalo are at the summit of the 18-team table on 34 points, two more than second placed Mathare United. With four games in hand, victory in Kisumu will haul their points tally to 37.

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