The Croat argues it is not feasible for a professional side to play two huge matches on a single day and suggests that they be allowed to field two teamsGor Mahia coach Zradvko Logarusic has criticized organizers of this weekend’s Charity Cup for forcing teams to play two matches on a single day.
Logarusic said it is not feasible for a professional side to play two huge matches on a single day and suggested that they be allowed to field two teams.
Gor Mahia will take on Mathare United in the opening match of the Charity Cup from 9a.m at the Moi Kasarani. They will then play another match either in the final or the play-offs depending on who wins between them and United.
The second match which kicks-off at 11.am will pit Sofapaka against Western Stima also at the same venue.
"It is not possible for a professional team to play two such matches on a single day. It will water down the level of competition and probably lead to injury," he said.
The one day tournament is being used to raise funds for charity and the winner will pocket Sh850,000. Teams were selected after fans voted through Short Message Services (SMS).
Logarusic at the same time said he was satisfied with his side’s performance against Sony Sugar in Saturday’s friendly which they won 1-0.
“It was a very important match for us because it helped us see where we are as a team. Most of the players are still heavy but then again this is normal because they have not played competitive football for almost two months."