No pressure to earn CAF CL ticket, says Gor’s Otieno


No pressure to earn CAF CL ticket, says Gor's Otieno
FILE: Gor Mahia's captain Philemon Otieno controls the ball during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on August 04, 2018. The match ended 2-2. (PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha)

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia's vice-captain Philemon Otieno says they are under no pressure to finish top of the FKF Premier League by June 30 for a chance to represent the country in next season’s CAF Champions League
  • According to Otieno, their target is to win every match ahead of them and avoid concentrating on their rivals’ performance

Gor Mahia’s vice-captain Philemon Otieno says they are under no pressure to finish top of the FKF Premier League by June 30 for a chance to represent the country in next season’s CAF Champions League.

According to Otieno, their target is to win every match ahead of them and avoid concentrating on their rivals’ performance.

“We are taking a match at a time with a target of winning in every outing. Our interest is not how our rivals are performing. We are hopeful of making it to the continental level for the fifth year running,’’ said Otieno.

Gor edged Sofapaka FC 2-1 on Thursday in Wundanyi and will remain at the coast through to Sunday when they are due to face Division One side Congo Boys in a rescheduled round of 64 FKF Cup clash at Mbaraki Stadium.

“We have congestion of fixtures. After Congo Boys we travel to play Vihiga United away in a mid-week fixture. We are set for all matches,” he said.

Otieno said the team is focused on making a mark despite a few challenges occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.

FKF has indicated that the team that will sit top of the league by June 30 will earn the ticket CAF Champions League ticket, which Gor have secured for the last four years.

Gor are placed fifth on the standings with 28 points, nine behind leaders Tusker FC who look like the likely candidates along with AFC Leopards and KCB.

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