After winning what was viewed be the mid-week’s big match where Gor Mahia hosted Sofapaka in Kusumu, Gor’s coach Dylan Kerr has apologized to the linesman for a decision he thought the linesman got wrong.
Gor Mahia beat Sofapaka 2-1 courtesy of George Odhiambo and Meddie Kagere to stay on course for the 16th league title but Sofapaka’s goal was contested with Gor players protesting to the linesman for what was seen as an offside goal.
Kerr says his team started well but slowed down after the first goal though players defended well. “First half we started brilliantly and we could have gone two goals up.
After the first goal, we stopped being Gor Mahia maybe players were tired and gave the ball away too easily putting ourselves under pressure”.
“We defended all set pieces well but their goal was miss shot and deflected and I apologise to the linesman because he got the decision right after looking at the highlights.” Kerr told the official Gor Mahia website.
The pep talk in dressing at half break was perhaps the game changer as Gor players gave a good account of themselves in second half. “I had some strong words at half time about our last 30 minutes in first half and it worked. Our second half performance was how we play day in day out and we got the results,” he added.
The tactician praised the work rate of striker Jacques Tuyisenge despite missing a penalty in second half. He further appreciated his backline players for a job well done. “Jaques missed a penalty but his work ethic alongside Meddie is amazing,” he noted.
“My defence was awesome and Boniface is now back to what I believe he should be – Kenya’s number one.” After the big win in Kisumu, the league leaders will be hosting Bandari at the same venue on Saturday.