Gor Mahia skipper and custodian Fredrick Onyango has hailed the growth of his side ahead of the Top 8 finals against Ulinzi Stars on Sunday.
Onyango, who has been in a rich vein of form in the second leg, says that the team has improved a lot ever since Croat Zdravko Logarusic took over.
"We are an improved side, the coach has helped us grow quickly. There is renewed confidence amongst us and everybody is giving his best,’’ he told Goal.com.
Onyango, who has consolidated his spot between the posts as the first choice keeper ahead of the experienced Tanzanian import Ivo Mapunda and Wycliffe Kasaya, said that he welcomes competition for the position. "I have been working hard in training and the competition for position just gets the best out of me.’’
Gor Mahia started the season on a wrong footing losing a string of matches which led to the disbandment of the club’s technical bench before the current coach took over.
Since his arrival, Logarusic has steadied the K’ogalo ship and the captain believes that the club will bag some silver ware this season. "We won the domestic Cup last season and I believe we have a chance of retaining it if we work hard.’’
Gor are already in the domestic cup’s pre-quarters stage after edging out Borabu Chiefs 5-2 in the first round of the knockout tournament.
On Sunday’s Top 8 final, Onyango believes it will be a tough match but expects his team to rise up to the challenge.