Coach Sammy “Pamzo” Omollo falls on Gor Mahia Fc path not for the first nor second but for the 4th time this season. The immediate former Tusker Fc tactician brings his new boys Oserian Fc to City Stadium hostage.
In the K’ogalo backyard lies memories that the Gor Mahia legend would quickly wish to forget and move on with
his new found team. Having met the team thrice and only won one of the encounters, the recent three nil drubbing and the resultant 4-0 aggregate advancement to the finals by the 2012 KPL Top 8 champions at the cost of his former team Tusker Fc, must be fast dropped and buried into his bitter past grave before focus is shifted to his encounter with Gor Mahia.
The KPL league new boys ran away with a 1-0 win in the first leg meeting courtesy of a 15th minute volleyed goal by Edmond Situma, but the 3 points earned in Nakuru seem not to count much now as they find themselves rooted at the bottom of the 16 team table. Relegation is beckoning for the Naivasha based flower men.
Despite a sixty-second minute sending off of midfielder Peter Kamau, the Naivasha florists held off a spirited fight back by Gor Mahia and Rama Salim could only see his two headed efforts bear no fruit. One was saved by the goalkeeper Enoch Odiwuor, with the second bouncing off the cross bar for Congolese striker Dumonde Selenga to head out the rebound.
Oserian coming from a weekend high with a win against Nairobi City Stars Fc, seek to continue with a 100% record under new Coach Omollo. But the assignment against Coach Zdravko Logarusic inspired Gor Mahia, currently placed 6th and seeking to grab a season treble, and is an uphill task.
The spirited fight from a two goal scare by Mathare United in their last outing should motivate the green boys to stage their best performance. The versatility and depth of the Gor Mahia squad should make matters unpredictable for Coach Omollo even with a fourth meeting of the season as he seeks to lift the flower men out of relegation danger.