Williamson warns Gor Mahia players on discipline

The Scot tactician was incensed by Mungai Kiongera’s celebration against Stima after he ripped off his shirt to earn what he termed a ‘silly’ yellow card

By Tim Musungu

Gor Mahia coach Bobby Williamson has warned Gor Mahia players that they risk watching the team from the stands due to indiscipline and suspensions.

Williamson spoke as he was angered by striker Paul Mungai Kiongera’s celebration after scoring Gor Mahia’s second goal against Western Stima on Sunday.

Kiongera ripped off his jersey to celebrate his third goal of the season and this angered the former Uganda Cranes tactician, who described the celebration as stupid.

“It was very silly and stupid and I completely do not like it. Such easy and unwarranted bookings end up hurting the team when such players get suspended.

“I am warning them that anyone who gets silly suspensions will sit out of the team until such a time when the player who replaces them is unable to play,” Williamson told Goal after the match.

YELLOW CARDED | Mungai Kiongera (l) rips off his shirt to celebrate scoring against Western Stima

Concerning his team’s win over Stima, the Scot tactician said the most important thing was that the team was able to keep a clean sheet.

“It is very important that we do not concede goals and for the second match in a row, that is positive. We played really well and I am happy with the result. Though we are not there yet, that is a result that we can work on and build further.”

The win helped K’Ogalo open up a four point lead over second placed Thika United at the top of the 16-team table standings and they still have a game in hand.