Former Tusker FC midfielder Crispin ’Alphy’ Olando could be joining Gor Mahia barely three weeks after he was shown the exit door by the brewers head coach Robert Matano, but only if he impresses the no nonsense head coach Zdravko Logarusic.
Olando, who has been out of action for close to eight months with a recurring knee and back injury, is set to hold training session with the domestic cup holders and Top 8 champions on Friday to be assessed by deputy coach John ‘Bobby’ Ogolla.
Club secretary General George Bwana intimated to Goal.com, that the holding midfielder is on their radar but he will have to work hard to impress the technical bench.
“As of now we cannot confirm or deny whether he will join us, but he will be with us here today (Friday) for training. We will only sign him if the coach Okays the move. He has to work hard to prove that he has what it takes to play for Gor Mahia.”
Should he make the cut, he will fight for a starting spot in the congested K’ogalo midfield that also includes the reigning KPL midfielder of the year Anthony ’Teddy’ Akumu.
Prior to joining the brewers Olando turned out for Thika United. His former tactician at Tusker Sammy 'Pamzo' Omollo believes that the midfielder is talented but has to improve on his attitude.
"He is always a great player, but he needs to change his attitude. As a professional, he must always give his best. He tends to have a higher work rate playing against perceived bigger team's but produces a low work rate against smaller teams."