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Gor Mahia's Polack named November's best coach

12:41 GMT 09/01/2020
Gor Mahia coach Steven Polack.
The tactician led K'Ogalo to three wins, a draw, and a loss and has retained the award he had won the previous month

Gor Mahia head coach Steven Polack has been named November's best Kenyan Premier League (KPL) coach.

Polack beat John Baraza of Sofapaka and Ulinzi Stars' Benjamin Nyangweso to scoop the award he had won in October. Gor Mahia picked up three wins in November against arch-rivals AFC Leopards, Kakamega Homeboyz and Bandari. In the three matches, they scored nine goals and only conceded one.

The reigning champions were defeated once when they went down 1-0 to Mathare United at Kenyatta Stadium. Gor Mahia ended their November assignments with a 0-0 draw against Ulinzi Stars at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.

“I’m delighted to get this accolade but I dedicate it to my fellow technical team members at Gor Mahia and the players who worked very hard on the pitch to make it a success,” Polack told the club's website as he received the award.

The English coach was quick to admit K'Ogalo can register greater success if their current financial status improves.

“It means we can achieve much more with better conditions. You all know our situation but we try to make the best out of it,” he added.

“We have started the year well and hopefully, you [Fidelity Insurance, who are the awards sponsors] will be back here at the end of January.”

Despite playing three fewer games than their KPL rivals, Gor Mahia are placed in third position on the log with 32 points from 13 games.

They will return to action on Sunday when they face Kakamega Homeboyz on January 12 at Bukhungu Stadium.