Let Gor chase the match, not the whistle
Gor Mahia hit the pitch against Zamalek in a CAF Confederations Cup Group D match in Alexandria, Egypt tomorrow. The Kenyan champions are currently second in the group. Their progress in the tournament has been a source of pride for the country considering they are the only local football club flying Kenya’s flag on the continental scene.
The team lost 1-0 to Algerian club Hussein Dey last week in a match marred by controversy especially after they were denied what seemed like a clear goal and now the club through Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has lodged a complaint with Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) over the state of officiating.
However, K’Ogalo must fully focus on the match against Zamalek since a win will almost guarantee them a place in the quarter-finals, which will be a milestone for club and country. The club must avoid anything that will distract their battle to get a positive result tomorrow. They should avoid being involved in a war of words with match officials and leave FKF to deal with the matter.
Playing at this level, Gor Mahia must expect such frustrations as every team wants to progress as far as possible and get a chance to win the lucrative prize money that comes with it. Last year, Gor Mahia did not make it to the quarter-finals but this time around they have the best chance to go through. Their bid to reach there must therefore not be dogged by sideshows.
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