Irked Kerr bemoans Gor’s fixture glut, slams Walusimbi behaviour


Gor Mahia FC head coach Dylan Kerr and his players applaud the home fans following ...
(FILE)Gor Mahia FC head coach Dylan Kerr and his players applaud the home fans following their 3-0 win over JKU SC of Zanzibar on Sunday, June 3 2018 in Nakuru. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has for the umpteenth time called on the Kenya Premier League (KPL) to reschedule their league matches claiming that the current fixture glut is affecting his players performances.
  • K'Ogalo who need to win only three out of nine remaining matches to clinch a 17th league title are expected to play 10 matches in August; two of them being the CAF-Confederation matches against Rayon Sport from Rwanda on August 19 as well as USM Algiers on August 29.
  • Speaking to Citizen Digital, Kerr expressed his anger on the fixtures, urging KPL to postpone some of them.

Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has for the umpteenth time called on the Kenya Premier League (KPL) to reschedule their league matches claiming that the current fixture glut is affecting his players performances.

K’Ogalo who need to win only three out of nine remaining matches to clinch a 17th league title are expected to play 10 matches in August; two of them being the CAF-Confederation matches against Rayon Sport from Rwanda on August 19 as well as USM Algiers on August 29.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Kerr expressed his anger on the fixtures, urging KPL to postpone some of them.

“I am worried of registering poor results due to fatigue of my players. Since we came back from Tanzania after taking part in the Cecafa Kagame, we haven’t rested. We have been playing back- to- back matches. That’s not fair, something must be done,” Said Kerr.

Gor Mahia FC players, From Left; Joash Onyango, Francis Kahata, Ephrem Guikan and Humprey Mieno celebrates George Odhiambo’s goal against AFC Leopards SC during their Kenyan Premier League match dubbed Mashemeji derby at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on July 22, 2018. Gor Mahia FC won 2-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

K’Ogalo beat Kariobangi Sharks 3-0 on August 1  then drew 2-2 with Nakumatt on Aug 4,  before losing their unbeaten streak by 2-1 margin to Bandari away on August 7. Five days later on  August 13, Gor played  Kakamega Homeboyz winning 3-1.

And despite this hectic run of fixtures, the glamour club is poised to return to the pitch when they take on Chemilil Sugar tomorrow, before  confronting Rwanda’s Rayon Sports on Sunday.

Elsewhere, the Briton has warned that disciplinary action will be taken against left-back Geoffrey Walusimbi for sneaking out of the country to undergo trials with South African outfit Kaizer Chiefs FC.

The Ugandan left back left the country late last week for the Rainbow nation in a bid to negotiate a deal with the South African side without the blessing of  Gor Mahia and the Briton is irked by the unbecoming behavior.

This is the second time the Ugandan has been caught up on disciplinary issues after he refused to travel with the team to Tunisia for the second leg of the CAF -Champions league against Esperance on March 17 over unpaid dues.

Gor chairman Ambrose Rachier also issued a statement on official club’s website condemning Walusimbi’s action.

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