The Millers picked a point from K’Ogalo in a 2-2 draw at the Kericho Green Stadium on Wednesday.
The Chemelil goalkeeper said that the pep talk at the break had a psychological strength on his players, who took the battle to Gor Mahia’s doorstep after the break.
“We knew they would come to us. We said if we sit back, we should have given them a lot of respect so let's take them head-on.
“They utilized two of their chances and at halftime, we talked among ourselves and said that we need to pin them more in their half until they crack. It worked. We forced them to make mistakes.
The custodian who has made 100 percent appearance for the Millers this season, kept Chemelil in the game with crucial saves even after Gor Mahia took the lead early in the 10th minute.
“We have the self-drive, self-belief and teamwork in us.
"I made critical saves, but I was just doing my job as a goalkeeper and the team captain, uplifting the team where needed. It’s all because of good training and understanding between you and your coach.”
The draw lifted Chemelil sixth on the log with 18 points, eight below Gor Mahia who are top with 26 points.