Brilliant Gor beat a good team- Assad TM Vumbi


Gor Mahia FC players celebrate victory against AFC Leopards SC during their Hull City Challenge ...
Gor Mahia FC players celebrate victory against AFC Leopards SC during their Hull City Challenge Mashemeji derby match at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on May 01, 2018. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • 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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