Kerr says Hull Challenge no jam for Gor
- Dylan Kerr could be forced into another round of squad rotation as Gor Mahia FC brace for a relentless fixture scheduling over the next two weeks
- The Englishman has shown he can manoeuvre through a tight spell with some shrewd rotation policy earlier in the season when Gor were involved in the CAF Champions League
Dylan Kerr could be forced into another round of squad rotation as Gor Mahia FC brace for a relentless fixture scheduling over the next two weeks.
The Englishman has shown he can manoeuvre through a tight spell with some shrewd rotation policy earlier in the season when Gor were involved in the CAF Champions League.
The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions are staring four fixtures in 14 days in a run that could culminate with a clash against English Championship side Hull City at the Kasarani Stadium on May 13.
Before then, Gor face a testing league encounter against second-placed Mathare United on Sunday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos where the record champions start will put their unbeaten streak on the line for the 11th time this season.
Two days later they will play their eternal rivals AFC Leopards at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium in a clash dubbed the ‘Hull City Challenge’ where the winner will earn the right to play Hull.
“I have to take it very seriously because it’s all about derby bragging rights but we have to put in mind that four days later we are travelling to Rwanda to play Rayon Sports.
“We will respect the friendly match against Leopards and give our best but at the same time remain focused on the Confederation Cup because we intend to go far in it,” Kerr told Citizen Digital.
Their match against Rayon will represent the first of their CAF Confederation Cup Group D fixtures with other looming trips to Young Africans in June and USM Algiers in August.
Hull, who share the same sponsor as the two Kenyan giants, will be expected in the country on May, two days ahead of the matchday.
K’Ogalo who are the only KPL side yet to taste this season drew 2-2 with Chemilil Sugar in their midweek match but still top the log on 26 points three points ahead of Mathare with two games to play.
“Recovery is an important thing in this tough schedule so we have to make sure that we get it right as well as make sure the performance on the pitch is top level,” Kerr added.
The domestic giants have been given major squad boosts with right back Karim Nzigiyimana – a long injury absentee – back in training. Left back Godfrey Walusimbi has also resolved his feud with the club and could return to first team action against Mathare.
“It’s good to see them back because we need all our players during times like these,” Kerr underscored.
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