Gor’s Kerr wants KPL title before Algeria sojourn


Gor Mahia FC head coach Dylan Kerr follow action against Everton FC during their SportPesa ...
(FILE)Gor Mahia FC head coach Dylan Kerr follow action against Everton 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/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has cleared the air on priorities ahead of their tight schedule in a week's time, with a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and a CAF Confederations Cup quarter final spot in mind
  • Gor, must win on Wednesday 29th when they play Algeria's USM Alger to cruise to the Cup last eight, but have a daunting task on Saturday against eternal rivals AFC Leopards in a match that could seal their record 17th title
  • Kerr however declined to state whether he will field his first team regulars or opt for second team in the match dubbed Mashemeji Derby

Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has cleared the air on priorities ahead of their tight schedule in a week’s time, with a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and a CAF Confederations Cup quarter final spot in mind.

Gor, must win on Wednesday 29th when they play Algeria’s USM Alger to cruise to the Cup last eight, but have a daunting task on Saturday against eternal rivals AFC Leopards in a match that could seal their record 17th title.

With the bruises from Rayon Sports (Rwanda) last Sunday still fresh  following their 2-1  loss, Kerr who largely blamed fatigue for the loss, is not at crossroads anymore on how to approach the two mouthwatering ties.

“‘’It is going to be very tough, but my key priority is the derby ahead  of us. We need to win this game on Saturday and leave behind a trophy in our cabinet as we proceed to Algeria,’’ Kerr told Citizen Digital.

Kerr however declined to state whether he will field his first team regulars or opt for second team in the match dubbed Mashemeji Derby.

Gor Mahia who are at the summit of KPL with 68 points from 27 matches, 20 ahead of current runners up Bandari FC, only need two points from
the remaining seven matches to retain their League  title.

Asked about his team preparation for the CAF Cup, Kerr said mistakes against Rayon Sport have only stirred more zeal in his team ahead of the Algeria trip.

‘’We are going for nothing less than a win because we want to top our group. We know they are tough but in football, anyone can win regardless of the playing venue,’’ he reiterated.

A win for K’Ogalo will thrust them to the top of group  D with 11 points from six matches.

If Yanga hold or beat Rayon away in Kigali in their last clash , then Gor will qualify automatically alongside Algers  regardless of the outcome of the Wednesday.

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