Gor Mahia have maintained that they will not ask Kenyan Premier League to shelve any of their matches starting next month.
K’Ogalo will be involved in another fixture pile up as the season kicks-off, starting with a Caf Champions League first leg match against Nyasa Big Bullets of Malawi on November 28, then face Kariobangi Sharks in Super Cup on December 1, host Bullets in the return leg on December 5 followed by the league opener away to Bandari on December 8.
According to the fixture, it means that K’Ogalo will be in action twice in a week but club CEO Omondi Aduda has said that they will fight to see off the pile up.
“We know even if we ask KPL to schedule any match, they will not accept, so we have asked our players to get ready for the long battle. They can wade through. We managed this last season and will do the same this season. We don’t want to ask KPL because they will not cave in to our request,” Aduda told Goal.com.
Gor Mahia are also in the process of hiring a new coach to replace Dylan Kerr, who quit to take over at Black Leopards of South Africa. Italian coach Roberto Landi, who handles City of Lusaka in Zambia, is the latest to join the race.
“The number of coaches, who want to handle Gor Mahia is growing by every minute. I just received the CV of Landi, who is based in Zambia with City of Lusaka. We are looking at all the applications before we hand them over to the technical committee for the vetting process.
“As at now, the club will be under coach Zedekiah Otieno. He is training the boys and we want to give him the support he deserves. We will strive to get a foreign coach for the team before the league kicks-off on December 8.”
On Wednesday, former AFC Leopards coach Luc Eymael pulled out of the race leaving Rayon Sports coach Roberto Oliveira Goncalves and Pieter De Jongh as among the clear favourites to land the job.