Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr: We will weather the storm and conquer August

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And the highlight of this fixtures is the return leg of Mashemeji derby that will be played on August 25 at Kasarani Stadium

Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr has admitted that his players will be tested to the limit during the month of August.

This is after Kenyan Premier League released a revised fixture that will see the Kenyan champions play eight league matches in the month, including two Caf Confederation Cup fixtures.

And the highlight of this fixtures is the return leg of Mashemeji derby against rivals AFC Leopards that will be played on August 25 at Kasarani Stadium.

According to a revised fixtures released by KPL and obtained by GoalK’Ogalo will also have two Caf Confederation Cup matches in the same month – Rayon Sports (on August 19 at Kasarani) and USM Alger (in Algeria on August 29).

The Briton tactician, who is yet to lose with K’Ogalo in the league this season, has told Goal that the month of August will prove the mental strength of his squad. “I have seen tough months in the league but August seems to be the toughest. This is where mental strength will come into the way we play.”

Kerr is however, optimistic that with the support of club management, they will weather the storm and come out unscathed. “We are going to be stretched but I have confidence in the squad. We just need to stay injury free, remain focused and must be very careful.

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“I trust my players and it is now upon the technical staff to make sure that we are okay. I know with luck and good recovery; the results will be positive.”

Gor Mahia will start the congested journey against Kariobangi Sharks in Kisumu on August 1 and then face Nakumatt at Machakos on August 4. K’Ogalo will then travel to Mombasa to face Bandari on August 7 and then return to Narok to clash with Posta Rangers on August 10.

Full fixtures: Gor Mahia v K. Sharks – Kisumu (August 1), Nakumatt v Gor Mahia - Machakos (August 4), Bandari v Gor Mahia - Mombasa (August 7), Posta Rangers v Gor Mahia – Narok (August 10), Gor Mahia v Kakamega Homeboyz - Machakos (August 13), Gor Mahia v Chemelil - Machakos (August 16), Gor Mahia v Rayon – Kasarani (August 19), Sofapaka v Gor Mahia – Narok (August 22), Gor Mahia v Leopards – Kasarani (August 25) and USM Alger v Gor Mahia – Algeria (August 29).