Gor ‘want to play at Goodison’ as Simba hit town


The Simba SC squad arrives in Nairobi ahead of their Super Cup campaign. (PHOTO/Courtesy)
The Simba SC squad arrives in Nairobi ahead of their Super Cup campaign. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia FC have shifted their focus on the defence of their Super Cup title following their 1-0 win over Sony Sugar at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu
  • The domestic giants travelled straight to Egerton following the victory that saw them open a six-point lead at the summit of the KPL despite having at least two games in hand over their assailants

Gor Mahia FC have shifted their focus on the defence of their Super Cup title following their 1-0 win over Sony Sugar at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

The domestic giants travelled straight to Egerton following the victory that saw them open a six-point lead at the summit of the KPL despite having at least two games in hand over their assailants.

The record national winners have had a taxing run-in thanks to fixtures congestion and will only afford a three-day rest before returning to action in Nakuru where they face Zanzibar’s JKU SC in the exhibition Cup quarters.

Tanzanian giants Simba SC arrived in the country on Thursday where they are seeking redemption after suffering a shock last 8 defeat to Nakuru All Stars in last year’s inaugural event.

Simba’s local rivals Yanga SC, Singida United FC and JKU are the other foreign teams yet to arrive for the eight-team tournament will see the winner travel to England to play English Premier League side Everton FC.

‘Give it everything’

Kevin Miraras (L) of Everton FC tackle John Ndirangu of Gor Mahia FC during their SportPesa Super cup friendly match at The National stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 13, 2017. Everton FC won 2-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

 

Following Gor’s historic clash with Everton which saw them become the first Kenyan team to play an English Premier League side, their arch-rivals AFC Leopards, Kariobangi Sharks and Kakamega Homeboyz are the local sides that will be gunning to match that feat.

Gor assistant coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno said their aim is to win ‘everything’ at their disposal and are hoping to begin their title defence on a high against JKU.

“Head coach Dylan Kerr and myself don’t know much about them (JKU) but we don’t have to as long as we prepare right in training. We want to play Everton at Goodson Park so we will stay focused and give it everything,” Otieno told Citizen Digital.

K’Ogalo defeated Leopards 3-0 in last year’s final to win the inaugural tournament in Tanzania with the second edition set to run from June 3-10 at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium.

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