By Robin Toskin
Gor Mahia have resumed light training without their Croatian magician of a coach Zdravko Logarusic with fitness trainer Mikael Igendia tasked to get K’Ogalo in tip top shape before facing AFC Leopards on Sunday.
K’Ogalo officials were coy on Monday as to when their touchline king of drama would return, with both secretary general George Bwana and assistant coach Bobby Ogolla saying, “He would return in the course of the week.”
Having closed the gap on Leopards to two points with a win over Sony Sugar on September 9, Logarusic flew to Croatia perhaps for some pod pekom cuisine before the energy-sapping derby at Kasarani.
In his absence, however, his in-form charges have been boosted by return to training of midfielder Joseph Njuguna.
Midfielder Moses Odhiambo skipped Monday’s morning training after complaining of fever.
Gor Mahia, as their fans have been joking that “they have now switched to the overtaking lane as AFC Leopards choke,” will hope to shift gears this Sunday to shoot to the summit of the KPL table.
K’Ogalo have enjoyed heart-warming form, winning the KPL Top 8 with a 2-0 beating of Ulinzi Stars and are in the quarterfinals of the President’s Cup.
They are also unbeaten in the league since losing 1-0 to Ulinzi Stars at Afraha on April 21. In 13 matches since then, Gor Mahia have won 10 and drawn three times yet Logarusic nonchalantly said he would talk about the KPL title once there is no team ahead of him.
Tusker returned to the top of the table with a 2-0 win over KCB and are also yet to play Gor Mahia.
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