Gor Mahia coach pleads with KPL over congested fixtures

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Kerr says that the many matches are not healthy for his players stressing that fatigue is creeping into the squad

Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has cried out to Kenyan Premier League Limited to give them some time off by rescheduling some of their matches.

With an average of three matches per week, K’Ogalo, now finds it hard wading through the congested fixtures that will see them play upto 10 games by the end of August if all factors remain constant.

Kerr has now played four games in the past one week; nine more (league matches) still to go to the end of the season, in addition Caf Confederation Cup fixtures to honour between now and October-Gor Mahia are finding it really tough as the fixture pile up to take a toll on them. 

The Briton stressed that the many matches are not healthy for his players stressing that fatigue is creeping into his squad at an alarming rate.

"Please, let KPL realize we cannot play this amount of games week in week out. It is really affecting our performance.

"We are carrying Kenyan football for all of Africa to see but the importance of the game v Rayon and USM are paramount and yet we have 5 important games; 3 exceptionally important games in 14 days. 

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“We need to be serious with this. We lose, it’s the coach’s fault and yet we are doing everything we can to ensure players physical and mental fitness is the best."

The next assignment for Gor Mahia will be on Thursday against Chemelil, before tackling Rayon Sports on Sunday in the Caf Confederations Cup match.


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