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The K'ogallo captain speaks to Goal.com on the horrendous mistake that allowed Thika Utd open the scoring and deny his side the coveted title

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By David Kwalimwa

Gor Mahia custodian Jeremy Onyango has spoken out on the 'mistake' that led his team to concede the crucial goal to Thika United on Saturday, en route to handing the title to Tusker.
 
The long serving player and captain was blamed in some quarters after spilling the ball from a corner that was then quickly rebounded into the net by Kenneday Otieno.

The goal ensured Zdravko Logarusic's charges dropped two crucial points in the match hence gifting the brewers to defend the title on 60 points.

"It was a quickly taken (corner by Thika United) and our defence tried to close down on the player but the cross came in. I couldn't get the grip on the cross and more devastating an opponent was just behind me," Jeremy told Goal.com.

"I have been training hard on shot stopping and crosses and against Tusker we had several crosses but I comfortably dealt with them. This was an unfortunate one - off incident, that happened at a crucial game."
 
The Kenyan international has however, asked the fans to be patient and rally behind the team till the end of the season.

"I know fans were very disappointed, because the expectations were high, the players and technical bench are also very disappointed but we have a route to securing continental football (through the FKF Cup), and that is now our main target."
 
Gor Mahia are scheduled to meet AFC Leopards in the rescheduled FKF semi-final this weekend.
 

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