Gor facing tough title challenge, says captain Shakava

Gor facing tough title challenge, says captain Shakava
Gor Mahia FC players celebrate teammate Wilson Silva's winning goal versus Kakamega Homeboyz on Wednesday, March 3 2021. (PHOTO/Sportpicha)

Gor Mahia FC captain Harun Shakava says the club’s current position in the FKF Premier League is ‘unhealthy’ adding they face a very difficult attempt to hold on to their title.

Gor sit seventh on the FKF-PL standings at the halfway stage of the competition, 14 points adrift the leaders Tusker FC who have made their strongest to a league campaign in years.

 ‘’It is a bit difficult considering our current position on the log. But I believe with hard work and motivation from the management, the team can still make it. We still have a number of matches to play,” Shakava said.

Shakava who was recently reinstalled as Gor captain following his return to the club from the Zambian league, has urged the Government to review its latest ban on all sports activities.

He warned the move could leave organisers unable to see the league to its completion for the second season straight as well as throw clubs into deeper financial crisis.

“I appeal to the Government to consider our situation. Some of us depend purely on football and currently, we are jobless. Other countries are playing football despite being in the same COVID-19 situation as Kenya,” he added.

The technical bench has advised players to stay fit by training on their own as group sessions are currently banned.

His sentiments were echoed by club chairman Ambrose Rachier who said one or two players can assist each other on training noting that fitness in readiness for the resumption of the league is paramount.

“We want the players to be ready for anything. They all need to be fit ahead of the big announcement we are all waiting for of the resumption of sports in the country. Each player can now train on his own to keep fit,” Rachier said.

The chairman is among club chairmen who have called on the Government to review their decision on sports suspension.

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