By Gilbert Wandera
New Gor Mahia tactician Zdravk Logarusic is a different kind of coach.
Very few coaches either locally or abroad have their own personal websites and have grasped the power of the internet in advertising for their services.
Yet the Croatian has done just that. Before signing for Gor, the coach posted on his website zlcoach.com that he is available for hire by any interested club.
In it he also lists his credentials, which include coaching stints in at least four continents over the last 20 years, but mostly in West Africa where he has handled different Ghanian clubs.
The Croatian has taken over at the troubled side in a bid to turn around their fortunes after a bad start to the season that has seen Gor go more than three matches without a win.
Under Logarusic, Gor clobbered Embakassi 9-0 on Sunday in a friendly match but this result though inspiring, will have little impact in on Wednesdayâs tie which ought to prove the Croatians credentials in turning around a bad season.
Gor will be glad to be going back to City Stadium after being suspended from playing at Nyayo and Kasarani due to crowd trouble by fans. A section of fans and officials have this ingrained belief that more luck lies in their tradition home-ground and will be hoping to return back with a bang.
Pressure will be on Gor to win on Wednesday and therefore the likes of Dan Makori and Moses Odhiambo must be at their best to be able to score goals in their quest for three points.
Gor will be glad that Collins Okoth is back in the midfield after a four week absence due to injury. These are the kind of games that Okoth flourishes in and is expected to be a key influence at the centre.
United new coach Stanley Okumbi will feel like he is being thrown to the deep end in his first match in charge.