Fuming Kerr slams Guikan over “stupid” injury as Rayon keeps Gor guessing


Fuming Kerr slams Guikan over

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has termed Ephrem Guikan act in which he picked an injury after colliding with Chemelil Sugar custodian in yesterday’s league match in Nakuru as “stupid”.
  • Guikan collided with Richard Aimo few minutes to the break and had to be rushed to hospital in a contest K’Ogalo won 1-0.
  • At the same time, Zimbabwean referees will be in charge of the Sunday match. Norman Matemera will be the centre referee and will be assisted by compatriots Thomas Kusosa and Luckson Mhara.

Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has termed Ephrem Guikan act in which he picked an injury after colliding with Chemelil Sugar custodian in yesterday’s league match in Nakuru as “stupid”.

Guikan collided with Richard Aimo few minutes to the break and had to be rushed to hospital in a contest K’Ogalo won 1-0.

However the Briton was left fuming after the incident noting that Guikan could have avoided the situation if he had been “brave enough”.

“To me that was a stupid action. How can a player collide with a keeper after seeing him coming from his goal? He couldn’t have made that move instead; he could have delivered a shot earlier,”Kerr fumed.

Guikan had to be rushed to a Nakuru hospital by an ambulance for further treatment but Kerr has confirmed that the injury was not that serious but the Ivorian will undergo further assessment to ascertain his availability for a Caf -Confederation assignment against USM Algers away on August 29.

“We had to rush him to hospital but later he was transferred to Nairobi. I spoke to the doctors and they have assured me that he is not in critical condition.

“We will asses him for the few days left to see if he will be in a final squad which will jet out to Algeria,” Kerr said, blaming the poor playing surface at Afraha Stadium which he noted prevented them from scoring many goals.

“We could have scored more than one goal yesterday but the field honestly was not in good condition. My players had a rough time trying to look for goals something I feel didn’t work for us. However I congratulate my boys for the win despite the challenges and it’s my hope they will continue doing better.”

CAF -Ephrem Guikan celebrates his goal.PHOTO/KellyAyodi/Sportpicha

K’Ogalo opened a 17 point gap between them and second placed Bandari . Gor now just need five more points to seal a 17th league title.

In the meantime, Rayon Sports of Rwanda, Gor’s opponents in Sunday’s Caf-Confederations tie have kept secret their travel itinerary, irking their hosts.

Gor chairman Ambrose Rachier told Citizen Digital that they do not know when the Rwandese will arrive, as the federation has also been kept in the dark.

‘’I have spoken to FKF a short while ago and I can confirm that they also do not have any information about the arrival of our opponents,’’ Rachier told Citizen Digital.

La Liga president Javier Tebas present ball to Kenyan Premier League chairman Ambrose Rachier when the La Liga boss paid a courtesy call to League body offices in Nairobi, Kenya on May 10, 2017. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
La Liga president Javier Tebas present ball to Kenyan Premier League chairman Ambrose Rachier when the La Liga boss paid a courtesy call to League body offices in Nairobi, Kenya on May 10, 2017. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

The long serving chairman, who also doubles up as the chairman of Kenyan Premier League however said that they are not worried but optimistic the Sunday game to be played under floodlight at Kasarani will go on as planned.

He added that the CAF Act stipulates that the guests are at liberty to choose where they want to reside, should they choose not to engage their hosts.

At the same time, Zimbabwean referees will be in charge of the Sunday match. Norman Matemera will be the centre referee and will be assisted by compatriots Thomas Kusosa and Luckson Mhara.

Nomore Murambiwa Musundire will be the fourth official while Inacio Manuel Candido from Angola will be  the match commissioner. Seychelles Jason Joseph Damoo has been deployed as the referees’ assessor.

Reporting by Geoffrey Mwamburi and Milton Ochieng

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