Gor Mahia head coach Ze Maria has come out to explain why his side has not impressed in the pre-season friendly matches.
K’Ogalo have played six matches ahead of the league kick-off and lost four of them, a thing which has raised eyebrows amongst fans.
A 2-3 fall to lower league outfit Administration Police was the most shocking encounter and after redeeming themselves with two recent matches (against Wazito FC and FIN Academy), the coach has urged fans not to lose patience promising them trophies in 2017.
“You know we lost the title last season. That already tells you that we need to change a few things here and there so that nobody beats us this time round.
“I know that friendly matches are used to gauge a team’s preparedness, but they can also be used as a platform to test the things that work and those that don’t. We are in preseason and as you know, there are a few new players who have joined us.
“That means that we have to find the right balance to ensure that we are able to make a good start in the league and sustain that performance until the end of the season. The fans shouldn’t get worried at all by these results. Things shall be different when the league commences,” he told kpl.co.ke.
Gor Mahia, who finished second behind the eventual champions Tusker FC in 2016, has lost to Sudan Premier League side Al Hilal, KPL counterparts Thika United, Ugandan Premier League side Onduparaka and the newly promoted (from National Division One) Administration Police.