Dylan Kerr has told Gor Mahia players to brace themselves for tough times following a shoddy performance against Mathare United.
Gor Mahia surrendered a two-goal lead to settle for a 2-2 draw with Mathare United; a performance that watered down the coronation ceremony at the Moi Stadium, in Kisumu, after K’Ogalo were officially handed their 17th Kenyan Premier League title on Sunday.
Kerr singled out Joash Onyango for criticism after the defender conceded a penalty late in the second half to allow Mathare United draw level after Klinsmann Omulanga came off the bench to bring the former champions back into the game with his second goal of the season.
Onyango was even lucky to avoid a similar mistake earlier on when he brought down Clifford Alwanga in the box but the referee was courteous enough to call for a corner.
“What was Joash thinking? He is a left back but he thinks he a left-midfielder. The guy (Klinsmann) is heading the ball then, he let him to the ground. What was he thinking?”
“We were lackluster in the second half. As a substitute, you have to show me something when you are brought into the game. Some of these players think that they have a right to play in that team. Not under me!
“We will have only 18 players to pick for Everton trip, not like the Tanzania trip where we had to go with 24 and for that reason, you have to give me a reason to pick you. You’ve got to show me something,” an irritated Kerr said.
Gor Mahia will conclude their season with a game against Tusker before travelling to Liverpool, England, where they are scheduled to play Everton in a friendly.