K’Ogalo are actually third on the desk after their sixth straight win within the Kenyan top-tier
Gor Mahia head coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto concedes Mathare United made it robust for his staff within the Football Kenya Federation Premier League project on Wednesday since they have been contemporary versus his staff.
In the match performed at Ruaraka Grounds, Ok’Ogalo benefited from an-own objective after the ‘Slum Boys’ defender Lennox Ogutu directed a left-footed cross from Alpha Onyango into his personal internet at hand the champions a sixth straight win in a row.
But the tactician concedes it was not straightforward as a result of additionally the pitch contributed to the struggles of the reigning champions.
Why is Pinto pleased with a scrappy win?
“Always a tough match because [Mathare] were fresh; their last game was three weeks ago while our last match was three days ago which is totally different,” the Portuguese tactician informed Goal.
“And of course this type of ground gives an advantage to Mathare, because our players, of course, have more technique but we deserved to win because we controlled the game despite not creating many scoring opportunities but I think we were better than them.”
“The win stored Gor Mahia in fourth spot on the 18-team desk with 34 factors from 18 matches whereas KCB, who beat Bidco United 1-0, displaced Tusker from the highest on 39 factors from 19 outings.
Gor are actually on track to win a double as they’re additionally within the ultimate of the Shield Cup the place they may face rivals AFC Leopards on July 4.
“We will fight, game by game, and I believe it is true we can win the league but we have other teams like Tusker, AFC Leopards, KCB, and [Kariobangi] Sharks who can win as well because the difference is not big,” Pinto continued.
“Initially, the hole between us and the highest staff was 16 factors, however it’s 5 proper now with one sport in hand and due to that I consider we’ve the benefit.
“But our focus is on the next game because we take it game by game and we are here to fight. It is not easy playing a game after three days but we are giving our best.”