Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr has termed the exit of Meddie Kagere as a ‘shock departure’ even as he hailed his players’ display against Posta Rangers in Kisumu.
K’Ogalo beat Rangers 5-0 to open a nine-point gap at the top of the Kenyan Premier League standings, with two matches at hand.
“We started the game in a positive manner after a shock departure…I told the team to score goals and we did exactly that and should have had many more.
"Two goals ruled out for off-side, two hit the bar, four amazing saves by the Posta Rangers’ keeper and four missed efforts,” Kerr said after the game.
Kagere joined Tanzanian champions Simba SC on Monday on a two-year deal. Jacques Tuyisenge and Ephraim Guikan gave Gor Mahia a deserved lead in the first half before George Odhiambo netted a brace in the second stanza.
Midfielder Lawrence Juma then put a seal on the lid of the goal-bucket with a fifth of the day to steer K'Ogalo to a third victory in the last seven match against Posta.
Kerr attributed the result to a collective effort from all players as K’Ogalo begun the post-Kagere era with an emphatic victory.
“This team is about everyone…not one player. I am very proud of this team and l can say we are on the right direction,” Kerr told the club website.
Gor Mahia will be hunting for their 49th point of the season when they take on Sony Sugar on Friday before heading to Tanzania for Cecafa tournament.