We should have scored more against Leopards – Kerr


We should have scored more against Leopards – 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.

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr believes his side could have scored more goals in their 2-1 win over arch-rivals AFC Leopards in Sunday’s Mashemeji derby.
  • Lead striker Jacques Tuyisenge led the line with distinction putting K’Ogalo ahead in the 22nd minute with an assured finish but Ingwe clawed back in stoppage time of first-half through a neat volley by Whvonne Isuza.

Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr believes his side could have scored more goals in their 2-1 win over arch-rivals AFC Leopards in Sunday’s Mashemeji derby.

Lead striker Jacques Tuyisenge led the line with distinction putting K’Ogalo ahead in the 22nd minute with an assured finish but Ingwe clawed back in stoppage time of first-half through a neat volley by Whvonne Isuza.

George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo, who in the last two years has morphed into a key pillar at Gor had the final word with a sharp drive to the bottom right corner, a beauty of a goal to break the resolve of Leopards who gave absolutely everything in the match.

However, in an interview with Citizen Digital, Kerr hailed his players for a good display but blamed his strikers for wasting a lot of clear chances in the first half which he maintains could have made them lead by four goals at the break.

“My players played well yesterday. I congratulate them. We really defended like heroes only that in the first half we got more than four clear chances which we wasted, we could have gone to the break with four goals ahead,”Kerr observed.

“My plan was not to concede any goal in second half which we managed,  I also congratulate George Odhiambo for his fantastic goal..,”added Kerr.

On Ivorian Ephrem Guikan, he said: “…he was not on his level best like what we saw in Caf Confederations match against Yanga, he could have performed better than yesterday but I believe it was not his day to score, may be when we meet Posta Rangers next he may pull a surprise.”

“I am proud of everybody, even the players who were at the bench, we will keep going forward and I am optimistic that come end of the season, Gor will claim their 17th league title because we are the best at the moment.”

Gor Mahia FC striker Jacques Tuyisenge celebrates scoring 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/Sportpicha/Stafford Ondego

Jacques Tuyisenge, who notched the first goal, expressed his delight saying it was his first goal against Leopards since signing for Gor.

“I was very happy for the goal; I haven’t scored in Mashemeji derby before.  I want to continue scoring in the rest of the matches. I can say we are not feeling a pinch after Meddie Kagere left us to Tanzania’s Simba SC. Yes, he was a great player; he used to score goals for us but here I am together with Guikan, and the rest, everything is cool.”

The Sunday win hauled K’Ogalo’s points tally to 52 at the summit of the table, 12 head of closest challengers Sofapaka.

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