Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Kenya

Ochieng focuses on Gor positives



Tusker Premier League giants Gor Mahia have had a difficult past two days since managing a 1–1 draw with Thika United that killed off any hopes of the 12-time champions winning the league title in the recently concluded season.

The draw led to unrest in the stands, with some fans blaming goalkeeper and captain Jerim Onyango for the blunder that led to the visitors’ goal, but vice chairman Faiz Ochieng has called on them to rather focus on the future.

Faiz acknowledged that a loss or a draw is part of the game and wants the fans to rise above the setback as they prepare for the AFC Leopards match on Sunday 18 November in the President’s Cup.

“We did not lose a thing,” said Faiz. “Judging from where we came from in the season, we should have a lot to look up to. I understand it is hard to take that we lost it when very close but that is not a reason to throw away all the gains made.”

“We should stop blaming the players for the miss; they did their best. All of us did our best despite the difficult circumstances. We should instead give each other a pat on the back and shift focus to the AFC Leopards game next week.”

“We are champions in our own right so we should not water it down by whining over spilled milk.”

The draw, coupled with Tusker FC’s win over Nairobi City Stars at the Hope Centre, meant Gor Mahia fell short by a point.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
How do you pay tribute to Thierry Henry?
If you’re a fan of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” then you will be familiar with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs invite criticism
Why is it that some referees appear to invite criticism? Why is it that some referees put a...

Neil Tovey
Backing Tinkler for the big time
With Vladimir Vermezovic having jumped ship, Orlando Pirates find themselves in a state of flux.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Wenger in or out? I say out!
After Arsenal’s loss to Stoke City this past weekend, the call for Arsene Wenger to step down as...

Sunday Oliseh
Football's new undisputed best club?
When Barcelona appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach in 2008, their primary objective was to stop...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Make or break time
Ten years ago today, I remember Andy Gray's iconic commentary at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard...