Brilliant Gor beat a good team- Assad TM Vumbi
- SS Assad team manager Habib Vumbi has hailed his charges for 'playing brilliantly' against Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia on Sunday, despite succumbing to a 5-1 defeat in the FKF Shield round of 64 match.
- Vumbi noted the Mombasa based FKF National Division One League side gave it all but a superior Gor found it easy against a 'weakened side.'
SS Assad team manager Habib Vumbi has hailed his charges for ‘playing brilliantly’ against Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia on Sunday, despite succumbing to a 5-1 defeat in the FKF Shield round of 64 match.
Vumbi noted the Mombasa based FKF National Division One League side gave it all but a superior Gor found it easy against a ‘weakened side.’
According to the TM, almost his entire team is observing holy Ramadan fast hence the early burnout in the clash.
“We played well. We showed we had not just something to offer but a lot against Gor. Although they were better in many aspects, my players were unable to keep up with Gor’s speed knowing they have been skipping meals since the start of Ramadan,” observed the TM.
Gor’s Dylan Kerr said Assad gave them an entertaining match, lauding special talent in the little known team.
“I have seen very good players in the team than I expected. Of course we knew they (Assad)would fight hard because they were playing a big team, so we had to be approach them with the seriousness they deserved,” told Kerr.
Gor fielded a largely second team with most of the key members featuring in the Harambee Stars twin international friendlies (Friday’s Swaziland and Monday’s Equatorial Guinea.
Having cleared the first hurdle, Gor will wait to know their next opponent (in the round of 32) after the other teams round of 64 matches in the weekend of June 2-3.
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Fortune Sacco vs Mwatate United
Berlin vs Bandari FC
Emmausians vs Leysa
Re-Union vs Sofapaka
Babadogo United vs Equity Bank
Nanyuki Youth vs Kariobangi Sharks
Ligi Ndogo vs Talanta
Rain Forest vs Sony Sugar
Vegpro vs GFE 105
MKU Nakuru vs Kisumu All Stars
Nakuru West Combined vs Kenya Police
TransMillan vs Ulinzi Stars
Egerton University vs Western Stima
TransMara Sugar vs Posta Rangers
Bungoma Super Stars vs Timsales
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