Kerr, the man with the midas touch, out to hurt Leopards in derby


Gor Mahia FC coach Dylan Kerr arrives for the match against Posta Rangers FC during ...
(FILE)Gor Mahia FC coach Dylan Kerr arrives for the match against Posta Rangers FC during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on August 23, 2017. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr is optimistic of winning the Mashemeji derby this Sunday and claiming the bragging rights that come with it when he leads his charges to a battle with sworn rivals AFC Leopards.
  • Gor head into Sunday’s clash buoyed by their 4-0 heroics over Tanzanian side Yanga in a mid-week Caf-Confederations clash staged at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
  • In an interview with Citizen Digital, Kerr said his team is ready for the big match, calling it a big experience in Kenyan football.

Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr is optimistic of winning the Mashemeji derby this Sunday and claiming the bragging rights that come with it when he leads his charges to a battle with sworn rivals AFC Leopards.

Gor head into Sunday’s clash buoyed by their 4-0 heroics over Tanzanian side Yanga in a mid-week Caf-Confederations clash staged at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

In an interview with Citizen Digital, Kerr said his team is ready for the big match, calling it a big experience in Kenyan football.

Kerr was speaking with the huge crowds expected to attend the game in mind.

Gor Mahia's famous green badge as seen tattooed on Head Coach Dylan Kerr's left leg. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

“It’s a big game for the Kenyan football and having in mind the kind of tickets that have been printed it shows the kind of support for the big games  and I’m happy as a coach to be part of it,”he said.

Despite playing a second game in five days, Kerr added that they’re more positive for the game.

With a fixture glut; playing league matches, FKF Shield and Caf-Confederation Cup and having just come from Cecafa championship, Kerr said it’s tiresome for his players.

“The most worrying aspect of it all is that when we need to do things in training; to put things right, we are not allowed to do that because we don’t have enough time for it,” Kerr added.

The tactician revealed that due to fixture congestion they had to work on forward possession and attacking play, which helped them pick out a win in the Yanga game.

Kerr said working on crossing, finishing, link –up play and breaking through different angles has helped them so much in the last few months.

(FILE)AFC Leopards led by scorer Ezekiel Odera celebrate a goal during their Kenyan Premier League match at Awendo Green stadium in Migori County on March 04, 2018. AFC Leopards SC won 2-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

With most of the players who were in the treatment room back to training, Kerr says he will have difficulties in selecting first eleven players for the big clash. Innocent Wafula and Wellington Ochieng are back in the squad.

Leopards, on the other hand, who are at position five on 36points, will be aiming to cut Gor’s lead.

Ingwe registered a barren draw against Bandari before beating Sony Sugar 1-0 in their last match and will be keen to get the most out of the enemy.

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