Gor, Sharks cross swords in Kisumu


Gor Mahia Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge acknowledge fans support after their SportPesa Premier League match ...
Gor Mahia Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge acknowledge fans support after their SportPesa Premier League match against Tusker FC at the Kericho green stadium in Kericho on September 23, 2017. Gor Mahia FC won 2-0. Photo/Sportpicha.

Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya is targeting to further slow down Gor Mahia’s march to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title when the two sides collide in a 3pm kick off  at the Moi Kisumu Stadium Tuesday.

Sharks are inspired to inflict more pain on Gor after the latter’s 1-0 defeat to Mathare United on Saturday, a side that the 2016 National Super League (NSL) first runners up beat twice in the current KPL campaign.

Muluya gestures in a past match

Muluya, whose initial target was to finish among the top eight teams in the league added that his side must avoid dropping points ‘unnecessarily’ if their revised target of sealing a top three finish is to be realized.

“We’ve not had results going our way lately. We’ve dropped points that as a team we feel we shouldn’t,’he said,a dding: “Every match provides us with an opportunity to make amends, and this(match against Gor) is one of them,”  Muluya told Citizen Digital.

Gor Mahia FC players rush to celebrate with their fans after the final whistle. (PHOTO/Courtesy)
Gor Mahia FC players rush to celebrate with their fans after the final whistle. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Gor beat Sharks 3-1 in the reverse fixture, but the former Mathare United team manager notes his charges are now better equipped to deal with the 15-time champions.

“Gor Mahia are a good side. They are not top of the league by mistake. We played against them in our first league match and they were the better side on the day. We’ve improved since then and just like in any other match, we’ll be going for maximum points.” 

Sharks travelling Squad:

Goalkeepers – Robert Mboya, Jeff Oyemba

Defenders – Wycliffe Otieno, Paul Kamau, Pascal Ogweno, Michael Bodo, Hillary Otieno

Midfielders – Sven Yidah, Patillah Omoto, Elli Asieche, Christopher Kimathi, Duke Abuya

Attackers – Mathew Odongo, Calvin Odongo, Masoud Juma, Ebrimma Sanneh, Ovella Ochieng, Francis Manoah.

Kariobangi Sharks FC players gather during their SportPesa Premier League match against Thika United FC at the Thika sub-county stadium in Thika on October 01, 2017.Thika United FC won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
Kariobangi Sharks FC players gather during their SportPesa Premier League match against Thika United FC at the Thika sub-county stadium in Thika on October 01, 2017.Thika United FC won 1-0. Photo/Sportpicha

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